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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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Join the Symphonic Orchestra

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

In March 2019 there will be auditions for all instruments. We are especially looking for Trombones, an oboe with English horn and double basses. Flutes and Clarinets can be accepted only in autumn 2019.


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

Winds 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 first year students, international students and people who are generally new to Vienna join the orchestras and have the chance to meet people outside their own university courses. In order to introduce and welcome you to our community, we organise a Speed Friending” in October and give a welcome concert. After this we all go dancing at the party.

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