We are very honored and pleased that we were able to win our honorary and former chief conductor Kurt Masur to revive orchestra academy of the Dresden Philharmonic under his name. Until his death, Kurt Masur and the Dresden Philharmonic affiliated a long-standing friendship and musical collaboration. As an assistant to Heinz Bongartz he started as a young conductor an intensive exchange with the orchestra. From 1967-1972 he decisively characterized the orchestra as its principal conductor.

Membership of the Academy will be granted for a period of 4 semesters / two years and is integrated into a master’s program at the University of Music Carl Maria von Weber Dresden. The collaboration between these two flagship musical institutions is to provide the most talented young musicians with the opportunities necessary to enable them to reach the standards expected by the most elite orchestras. Prime focus is of course the propagation of musical ideas, the particular playing style and the conservation and maintenance of the Dresden sound ideals within young musicians

Selected through auditions the fellows will receive monthly scholarships for two years. They intensify their training and are taught by teaching orchestra members at the University of Music. Participating in rehearsals and concerts of the Dresden Philharmonic under the direction of renowned conductors gives the young musician’s valuable practical experience. A long with regular opportunity to perform in chamber concerts and taking part in education programs of the orchestra affords the academy players a broadly faceted education encompassing all aspects of life as a performing musician.

Two-year program includes:

  • Participation in rehearsals and concerts, cd -productions and tours  of the Dresden Philharmonic
  • Participation in the two year  Master´s Program/ Master of Music (Continuing Education) at the University of Music Carl Maria von Weber Dresden
  • Instruction and concert performances of chamber music Courses for audition preparation
  •  A monthly stipend of € 850, -


Graduate diploma from an institute of music, conservatory or equivalent (bachelor)


We are looking for students for the vacancies starting Aug 1, 2017 listed below. Violin, Viola, Violoncello, Contrabass, Clarinet- German/ Oehler- System, Bassoon   Application: Candidates apply directly online: www.muv.ac/en/kurt-masur-akademie

Deadline: January, 31 2017


Kurt Masur Akademie - Orchesterakademie der Dresdner Philharmonie e. V.
c/o Dresdner Philharmonie
PF 120424, 01005 Dresden