The Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra Academy offers talented young musicians an extensive orchestral program in one of Europe’s leading symphony orchestras.
During the 22-23 season we offer:
12 weeks playing in the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra.
Frequent private lessons in orchestral playing, audition training and chamber music. Coaching will be given by primarily the leaders of the orchestra with involvement of other musicians of the RPhO.
2 Mock auditions.
Chamber music opportunities, with and without members of the RPhO.
Participation in educational projects.
Master classes by renowned conductors and soloists.
Alexander Technique lessons.
Mental Preparation training.
Each student will have a mentor (buddy) throughout the year.
Each student will receive a financial contribution of € 450, - per month, from September 2022 until June 2023.
Housing, a practice location and a gym facility in Rotterdam will be provided and paid for by the RPhO.
A bicycle will be provided for local transportation.
Students will receive a certificate upon completion of the academy.
Students who have completed the academy will be allowed access to the first round of upcoming auditions for a period of three years.
Current conservatory study should be put on hold during the academy year.
The maximum age for students is 27 on 1 September 2022.
Proficient English is required.
The academy is open to residents of the EU, Norway, Iceland, Switzerland and Liechtenstein, as well as those holding a resident or work permit for the Netherlands during the academy season.