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We rehearse once a week. In addition there are one or two weekend retreats each semester. In order to ensure good musical quality, it is necessary that you attend at least 70% of the rehearsals and practise the works individually. 

The dates of all rehearsals are given at the beginning of the semester. The audition for the Symphonic Orchestra is easier. 

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You do not have to study at the Vienna University to take part in the orchestra.


In October 2021 there will be auditions for all instruments.

For the philharmonic orchestra strings should prepare the 1st movement from Tchaikovsky’s String serenade”. Violins can choose if they want to play 1st or 2nd violin.

For the symphonic orchestra, strings should prepare the 1st movement of Vivaldi’s Le quattro stagioni”. Violins can choose whether they want to play 1st or 2nd violin.

All wind instruments should prepare a piece of their own choice.

There will be a sight-reading test for all musicians.

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.

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

Many new students, international exchange students and people new to Vienna come to our orchestras and have few contacts outside of their own university department. To make it easier for you to join our community, we are organizing a welcome concert with a Speed Friending” event in mid-October. After the concert there will be dancing and partying! We hope that the situation will allow this event to take place in October. We will definitely try it — either indoors on an evening or during the day on a weekend. It is very important for us to get to know you guys!

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