Just as other top orchestras Filharmonie Brno is interested in educating the next generation of outstanding musicians who might in the future become its members. For this reason, the beginning of the 2014/2015 season marked its establishment of Filharmonie Brno Orchestra Academy.

Students and graduates of secondary and higher education music schools from the Czech Republic and from abroad will have the opportunity to expand their education and obtain valuable experience at Orchestra Academy of Filharmonie Brno. The programme will focus not only on orchestral repertoire but by means of a Filharmonie Brno concert series (“Mladá krev” – “Young Blood”) to be held in its hall in the Besední dům, it will also allow members of the Academy to develop their chamber playing skills.

The inclusion of young, talented musicians in Filharmonie Brno will also create many opportunities for the orchestra itself. By founding its own Academy, Filharmonie Brno acknowledges the long tradition of high quality music education in the Czech Republic, and is confident that the Academy will provide a valuable contribution to its further development.

Length of study

Each Academy member is expected to take part for two concert seasons.

Orchestral practice and individual tuition

Academy members will be invited to participate in selected projects of Filharmonie Brno, including rehearsals and concerts of the subscription series it holds in Brno. They will be guided by leading players of the orchestra in their study of orchestral parts and preparation for rehearsals and concerts.

Application

Musicians aged 18 to 26 may submit their application for the Academy. Auditions for the 2018/2019 and 2019/2020 seasons will be announced in autumn 2017. Should a place become available in the Academy, auditions for the individual instrumental sections might be announced earlier.

Leaving certificate

On completing the two-year programme at Orchestra Academy of Filharmonie Brno, each participant will be issued with a certificate by Filharmonie Brno testifying that the participant successfully completed the Academy.

Chamber performance practice

Starting with the 2016/2017 season, about four chamber concerts will be held annually in a subscription series “Mladá krev” – “Young Blood” in which more or less every member of the Academy will perform.

Remuneration

Students of the Academy will be remunerated for the rehearsals and concerts in which they participate. The sum is fixed and is 500,-CZK per one attendance at the rehearsal or concert. Number of attendances in one season is minimum 20 and maximum 120. Filharmonie Brno reserves the right not to use the maximum number of attendances.

Accommodation, travel, concert attire, musical instrument

Filharmonie Brno does not provide members of the Academy with accommodation in Brno, nor does it pay for any accommodation or travel costs. The members of the Academy are also not entitled to receive concert attire, musical instrument, or peripherals.

Members

Masterclass

Matt Haimovitz – cello

November 26, 2021

Arabella Steinbacher – violin

January 20, 2022

Dominik Wollenweber – english horn

February 18, 2022

Guilhaume Santana – bassoon

April 1, 2022

Contact

MgA. Radek Tomášek

Filharmonie Brno Orchestra Academy coordinator

Tel.: +420 724 689 288

akademie@filharmonie-brno.cz

Future concerts

LEDEN 2022

Čt20LED16:0020:00MASTERCLASS / ARABELLA STEINBACHER / VIOLINOrchestral Academy of the Filharmonie Brno16:00 - 20:00 Besední důmAbonentní řady:Mladá krev (MLK)

ÚNOR 2022

18ÚNO10:0014:00MASTERCLASS / DOMINIK WOLLENWEBER / ENGLISH HORNOrchestral Academy of the Filharmonie Brno10:00 - 14:00 Besední důmAbonentní řady:Mladá krev (MLK)

St23ÚNO19:00YOUNG BLOOOD or MUSIC FROM UP CLOSE / MLKMembers of Orchestra Academy of Filharmonie Brno19:00 Besední důmAbonentní řady:Mladá krev (MLK)

BŘEZEN 2022

St16BŘE19:00YOUNG BLOOOD or MUSIC FROM UP CLOSE / MLKMembers of Orchestra Academy of Filharmonie Brno19:00 Besední důmAbonentní řady:Mladá krev (MLK)

DUBEN 2022

01DUBalldayMASTERCLASS / GUIHAUME SANTANA / BASSOONOrchestral Academy of the Filharmonie Brno(Turné / Zájezd: PÁTEK) Besední důmAbonentní řady:Mladá krev (MLK)

KVĚTEN 2022

St11KVĚ19:00YOUNG BLOOOD or MUSIC FROM UP CLOSE / MLKMembers of Orchestra Academy of Filharmonie Brno19:00 Besední důmAbonentní řady:Mladá krev (MLK)