The Orchestra Academy of the RSB was established in 2002 to help music students from strings classes gather first experience in a professional orchestra. For two years, they participate in the orchestra’s work, playing in rehearsals, concerts and CD recordings next to their experienced colleagues. Each academy student will have an RSB mentor available. A jointly prepared chamber concert is a regular feature of each season, as are the different workshops about further fields of working life. For the academy students, the time with the RSB is an important milestone on their way to being a professional orchestra musician. For the mentors, the Academy offers a wonderful opportunity to pass on their expertise and experience to the subsequent generation of musicians.

Members of the 2016/2017 season





Rui Pedro Guimaraes Rodrigues

Rui Pedro Guimaraes Rodrigues Portugal

Heidi Rahkonen

Heidi Rahkonen Finland

Mentors of the RSB Orchestra Academy

Anna Morgunowa / Violin
Nadine Contini / Violin
Gernot Adrion / Viola
Ringela Riemke / Cello
Hans-Jakob Eschenburg / Cello
Hermann F. Stützer / Double bass

Contact & Application

Tha Academy currently provides 13 places for string players (maximum age: 26 years).
The academy students receive a monthly stipend of 700 euros during the two-year training.
The selection is made by audition.

Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin
- Orchesterakademie -

Masurenallee 8-14
14057 Berlin

For general information:
Phone: +49 (0) 30 202 987 520/521

Sign up for audition:
Wiebke Dunkhase
Phone: +49 (0) 30 202 987 581