Orchestra Academy

RSB Akademisten © Robert Niemeyer
RSB orchestra academy © Robert Niemeyer

The RSB Orchestra Academy for young string players can look back on 17 years of successful work.

Founded in 2002 by the orchestra’s friends and supporters, it has since enabled students and graduates of the disciplines of violin, viola, cello, and double bass, who are not older than 26 years, to gain experience in orchestral playing for two years.

In doing so, they are not only supported by the entire circle of colleagues, but are individually looked after by mentors, who assist them with advice, deeds and constructive criticism in order to allow them to grow cautiously into the everyday life of an orchestral musician.

RSB Akademisten © Robert Niemeyer
RSB orchestra academy © Robert Niemeyer

RSB receives applications from many countries of the world for the 13 seats in the academy. The best candidates qualify as scholarship holders of the academy in an audition and soon enrich the RSB with their personalities and their skills. They complete rehearsals, recordings, and concerts like their regular colleagues and work out an excellent basis for their future work as a professional musician. Many former scholarship holders will later find their permanent job in the RSB or other notable orchestras. The academy time for them is an important step towards the future area.

Mentors of the RSB Orchestra Academy

Anna Morgunowa

1st Violin

Nadine Contini

Principal 2nd Violin


Gernot Adrion

Assistant Principal Viola

Ringela Riemke

Assistant Principal Cello

Hans-Jakob Eschenburg

Principal Cello

Hermann F. Stützer

Principal Double Bass

Contact & Application

The academy currently provides 13 seats for string players (maximum age: 26 years).

The academy musicians receive a monthly stipend of 700 euros during the two-year training.

The selection is carried out through an audition.

Orchestra Academy

Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin
Masurenallee 8-14
14057 Berlin

For general information

Christian Schwärsky | Orchestra Office
Dorothea Groß | Orchestra Office
tel +49 (0) 30 202 987 520/521

Registration for audition

Sara Smet
tel +49 (0) 30 202 987 581

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