The Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin has free positions in the Orchestra Academy for the following instrumental groups:

violin, viola, cello and double bass.

The two year training occurs by participating in rehearsals, recordings and concerts – on average 10 shifts per month (120 shifts a year) – as well as participating in various additional workshops and one-to-one tutoring.

An endowment for training purposes of € 850 per month (gross) will be paid.

An audition is required. The maximum age for applicants is 25


Open positions at DSO's Ferenc Fricsay Academy:

– 2 violins: from August 1, 2019 (for 24 months)
– 1 viola: from August 1, 2019 (for 24 months)
– 1 violoncello: from August 1, 2019 (for 24 months)
– 1 double bass: from January 1, 2018 (for 24 months)


Audition for violin (Academy)
Wednesday, October 25, 2017

required audition pieces:

– a Mozart concerto, 1st movement
– romantic concerto, 1st movement or a piece of your choice
– orchestral excerpt: Mendelssohn – Scherzo from ›A Midsummer Night's Dream‹ (1st violin)
– orchestral excerpt: Bruckner – Symphony Nr. 9, 3rd movement (2nd violin)


Audition for double bass (Academy)
Thursday Nov 9, 2017

Required audition pieces:

– a concert of your choice
– orchestral excerpts from: Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphonies Nr. 3, 5 and 9


Please send application papers to:

or send it through the post:

Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin
im rbb-Fernsehzentrum
Masurenallee 16-20
D-14057 Berlin
Tel +49. 30. 20 29 87 530
Fax +49. 30. 20 29 87 539

(Please note: Do not send original documents, clear folders etc.
Reshipment of application papers will only be effected on demand.)

The Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin is an ensemble of
Rundfunk-Orchester und Chöre GmbH Berlin.

Das Deutsche Symphonie-Orchester Berlin ist ein Ensemble der