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Leonard Bernstein

The international Orchestral Academy of the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival has enjoyed a superb reputation worldwide since its founding in 1987 by Leonard Bernstein. Every year young musicians from all over the world get the opportunity to study and perform great works with famous conductors. In addition, a team of principal players from top-rank orchestras and professors from European music academies leads chamber music and sectional rehearsals.

For the following projects we are looking for a pianist/celeste player, preferentially with orchestral experience.

17.7.2017 – 22.7.2017 Christoph Eschenbach
Leonard Bernstein: Meditation Nr. 3 for Cello and Orchestra from “Mass” (piano)

31.7.2017 – 5.8.2017 Michael Sanderling
Sergei Prokofieff: Romeo and Juliet, movements of both suites (piano/celeste)

7.8.2017 – 14.8.2017 Christoph Eschenbach
Maurice Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé, ballet (celeste) / Bolero (celeste)

In addition we offer the possibility to play chamber music with the other members of the orchestral academy between July 24 and July 30.


After a successful audition, the musician will receive a grant to cover travel, bed and board and tuition expenses.

Audition date

June 11, 2017 | HfM Frankfurt am Main

Age limit

Musicians born after February 28, 1990

Registration deadline

June 4, 2017

Registration fee

40 €

Audition repertoire

Movement of a Mozart piece of your choice
Free piece of your choice
Piano part of Leonard Bernstein’s Meditation Nr. 3 for cello and orchestra from “Mass”
Celeste part of Maurice Ravel’s Daphnis et Chloé (70 – 169)

Registration and further information

To register please send an email with the following information:
Full name, date of birth, nationality, address, college, college city, teacher, with teacher since, degree, orchestral experience