Ferenc Fricsay Academy

Violoncello (Academy)

Required audition pieces:

  • Haydn: Concerto in D major or C major, 1st and 2nd mvnt.


  • Beethoven: Symphony no. 5, 2nd movement
  • Beethoven: Symphony no. 8, 3rd movement (Trio)
  • Bruckner: Symphony no. 7, 1st movement
  • Strauss: ›Don Juan‹

Audition: Tue, 11 May 2021

Violin (Academy)

Required audition pieces:

  • a Mozart concerto, 1st movement
  • a 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)

Viola (Academy)

Required audition pieces:

  • a viola concerto by Stamitz or Hoffmeister
    • Mendelssohn Bartholdy: Scherzo from ›A Midsummer Night's Dream‹
    • Bruckner: Symphony No. 4, 2nd movement

Contrabass (Academy)

Required audition pieces:

  • a concert of your choice
    Beethoven: Symphonies Nr. 3, 5 and 9

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

Violin, viola, violoncello and contrabass.

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 (as of audition date).



Open positions at DSO's Ferenc Fricsay Academy:

  • 1 violoncello: from August 1, 2021 (for 24 months)
  • 1 contrabass: from November 1, 2021 (for 24 months)


Please send application papers including CV and photo

by email to Marion Herrscher

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.