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We have weekly rehearsals and 1 – 2 additional weekend rehearsal retreats each semester. In order to guarantee good musical quality, it is necessary that you attend at least 70% of the rehearsals. The schedule is conveyed at the beginning of each semester. 

We are looking for cello and viola players. If you are interested, send an e-mail at

Auditions for new musicians are closed for this winter term and the next auditions will take place in the beginning of March 2018. You can register here and we will inform you about the exact dates in due course. For the coming season registrations for all instruments are possible. You do not have to be a student of the Vienna University to join the orchestra. 


Strings should prepare the 1st Movement from Tchaikovsky’s String serenade.

Wind instrument players should prepare a piece of their choice.
There will be a sight reading test for all musicians.

Pianists, percussionists and harpists send an e-mail at probespiel@​philharmonie.​wien. We are also looking for pianists for choir accompaniment.
For any other questions send us an e-mail at info@​philharmonie.​wien

For certain instruments the following requirements are obligatory: Flutists must have a piccolo and be able to play it. Clarinet players must have a B- and A-clarinet. Trumpeters must have a B- and C-trumpet.