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As part of our educational projects, the Belgrade Philharmonic invests in young future professionals through the implementation of our orchestra’s academy, the Philcademy. The Philcademy provides a unique opportunity for the best undergraduate and graduate students of music academies in Serbia and the region to conduct specialized training with their mentors, musicians from the Belgrade Philharmonic, and gain the necessary practice to become orchestra musicians.

The young musicians take active part in the work process and play in the final concert under the direction of one of the renowned conductors in the Belgrade Philharmonic’s regular concert season. The repertoire is selected with the intention of processing many specific details of orchestral music, which the students of the Philcademy, side by side with their colleagues from the Belgrade Philharmonic, later prepare and perform at the final concert.

The Orchestra Academy – Philcademy 4, will be held from 18 to 29 November 2019. It is open to all music students and graduates up to 27 years of age who play the following instruments:

  • Violin, viola, violoncello, double bass;
  • Oboe, flute, clarinet, bassoon, French horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba, percussion, harp.

Application

Completed forms should be sent, no later than 7 June 2019, by email to: filhademija@bgf.co.rs or by regular mail to The Belgrade Philharmonic, Studentski trg 11, 11000 Belgrade, c/o Philcademy.

Upon receipt of applications, candidates will be informed in writing about the further selection process.

Application forms can be obtained HERE.

Auditions

For new students:

Auditions will be held on 9 June 2019 at the Music Academy in Novi Sad and on 11 and 12 June 2019 at the Belgrade Philharmonic’s Hall, according a schedule to be announced subsequently.

The audition program for The Philcademy 4 will be the first movement of a concerto with a cadence or a virtuoso piece as per the candidate’s choice. All registered candidates can download the musical score for the Phicademy at the Belgrade Philharmonic’s sheet music repository.

Auditions will be held for new candidates only. Former Philcademy students, having already passed the audition, need only send an email indicating their intention to take part in the project.

Musical scores for the Phicademy 4 can be downloaded at the Belgrade Philharmonic’s sheet music repository.

Calendar of activities

18-22 November 2019 – students have separate section rehearsals with mentors;

24-29 November 2019 – studnets have orchestra rehearsals with the musicians and the conductor of the Belgrade Philharmonic;

November 29, 2019 – final concert at Kolarac Hall.