Audition FAQ

Was my application successful? I haven’t received a confirmation mail, yet.

Your application will be processed by a member of the administration. Afterwards you will receive a confirmation mail. Due the large number of applications please understand that the confirmation can take some time.

Is there a fee to take part in the audition?

Yes. The fee is 50 Euro. For musicians in south America it is 15 Euro.

What method of payments can I use to pay the fee?

If you have a bank account in the European Union you can either transfer the money via Master-/Visacard, via Paypal or via Direct Debit Scheme.
If your bank account is outside of the European Union you need to pay via Master-/Visacard or via Paypal.

I have registered for the audition but have to cancel it. Will the fee be reimbursed?

No. Once the fee is paid it cannot be reimbursed. It serves as quarantee.

I am only a couple of weeks older/ younger than the age limit. Can I still take the audition?

No.

Is there an accompanist at the audition?

No. Our auditions take place without accompaniment usually. If you prefer to play with pianist, you can bring your own one but it is not mandatory. We cannot guarantee a piano at every audition location. If you plan to bring an accompanist please send an email to festivalorchester@shmf.de to ask if there is a piano available.

When do I have to be at the audition location?

You will receive instructions concerning the auditions with the invitation. You have to be there at least 30 Minutes before your audition. It is advisable to be there early enough to warm up. There will be warm up rooms available.

When will I receive my audition time?

Due a number of cancellation we send out the individual audition times approximately one week before the audition to avoid waiting times.

What is the audition procedure?

You will receive instructions concerning the auditions with the invitation. There are five applicants per hour invited. You’ll find a schedule with the order for the audition in the warm up room. When it is your time please go to the audition room, there will be no one to pick you up.

Which movement of the violin concerto of my own choice do I have to play?

Please prepare the first movement including the cadenza

Can I play Beethoven’s violin concerto instead of a romantic concerto?

Yes.

Are the secondary instruments mandatory?

No.

When will the results of the audition will be released?

The results will be sent by email at the beginning of March. 

Auditions for my instrument will not be hold in my country. How can I apply?

Please contact festivalorchester@shmf.de - In individual cases we accept video auditions.

Can I hand in a video audition?

In individual cases we accept video auditions. Please contact festivalorchester@shmf.de