Antwerp Symphony Orchestra Academy is an outstanding programme which nurtures the finest early-career professional orchestral musicians
introducing them to multi-faceted experiences and preparing them for a career as a versatile orchestral musician
run by one of Belgium’s eminent international cultural institutions, based in Antwerp.
It is valued and warmly supported by orchestra musicians and staff, alumni, sponsors and other stakeholders.
The academists will be engaged for 12 pre-scheduled weeks between September and May. In these weeks there will be orchestra projects with top conductors including the chief, workshops and trainings, as well as a Mock Audition. The orchestra projects include major Symphonic works and a Flemish repertoire.
Each academist will be assigned a mentor and will receive 10 lessons from orchestra musicians of their choice.
Candidates for the 2022-2023 Academy auditions need to be under 27 years old on the date of the audition, follow or have completed a Bachelor in Music or equal and have the nationality of an EU country or Switzerland, or be able to provide an A1 or a valid work permit for Belgium before applying for the audition. Candidates need to provide an ID which states their nationality.
After a successful completion of the Academy program, students will be accepted in the second round of the orchestra auditions for equivalent positions for the duration of 3 years.
Academists will be paid according to the CAO voor het Paritair Comité voor het Vermakelijkheidsbedrijf.
Academy auditions are held LIVE in Antwerp. No video or audio files will be accepted.
Audition expenses such as travel or accommodation costs will not be reimbursed.
Haydn D major exposition (2 pages), no cadenza
Brahms: Symphony nr. 2, slow movement thema
● Beethoven: Symphony nr. 5, slow movement
● Strauss: Heldenleben 1st page
● Mahler: Symphony nr. 4
● Mendelssohn: Midsummer Night’s Dream