Luxembourg Philharmonic

Luxembourg Philharmonic
Ac demy

Created to train and support the next generation of orchestra musicians

Luxembourg Philharmonic Academy members posing with Gustavo Gimeno in front of the Philharmonie
Luxembourg Philharmonic Academy with Gustavo Gimeno | ©: Sebastien Grebille

Coming from all over the world, exceptional young musicians meet in the Grand Duchy for two years of intensive training as part of the Luxembourg Philharmonic's signature Academy.

Expertly curated by the Philharmonie Team, this incubator has seen its first alumni join some of the most prestigious ensembles in Europe. From concerts to recordings and tours with the orchestra, including individual projects, self-development workshops, personalised mentoring and co-living, the programme strives to develop mature and sensitive personalities, capable of invigorating the classical scene with fresh interpretive insights.

When is the Academy's next event?

  • Luxembourg Philharmonic Academy members playing on the stage of the Salle de Musique de Chambre
  • Luxembourg Philharmonic Academy members participating at a public speaking workshop
  • Luxembourg Philharmonic Academy members being mentored during an orchestra rehersal
  • Luxembourg Philharmonic Academy members discovering Luxembourg city
  • Luxembourg Philharmonic Academy members in concert
  • Mentoring of Luxembourg Philharmonic Academy members
  • Luxembourg Philharmonic Academy members speaking in front of sponsors

Find out more about the programme

What does the Luxembourg Philharmonic Academy offer?
  • Opportunity to perform in concerts, recordings and tours as a member of the Luxembourg Philharmonic for 20 weeks per season
  • Opportunity to participate in chamber music projects and private concerts
  • Mentoring sessions with your personal mentor and other members of the Luxembourg Philharmonic
  • Tailor-made coaching sessions and workshops ranging from public speaking to stress management
  • Audition training to prepare for your further career
  • A stipend of 1.523,40 €/month, health insurance and free public transportation in Luxembourg
  • Housing with other Academicians in one of two newly renovated houses in the heart of Luxembourg City
  • A participation certificate at the end of the programme
Am I eligible to apply?

You are eligible to apply if you are 27 years old or younger on the day of the audition and hold a Bachelor’s degree (or are in the final year of a BA programme).

How can I apply?
There are currently no open positions, but our next round of recruitment will be announced on this website, so make sure you keep an eye on it.
To find out more about the recruitment process and the materials you'll need to prepare, click here.
Who are the Academy's alumni and where are they now?

The Luxembourg Philharmonic Academy has seen its first alumni join some of the most prestigious ensembles in Europe, such as the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, the Orchestre Philharmonique Royal de Liège, and of course the Luxembourg Philharmonic.

Ryou Banno, viola
Aya Kitaoka, violin
Haruka Katayama, violin
Nazar Totovytskyi, violin
Martyna Kaszkowiak, violin
Lucas Henry, cello
Élise Rouchouse, percussion
Julia Vicic, viola

Did you know the Academy has a voice?

Academicians past and present tell your about their journeys at the Philharmonie and beyond

Luxembourg Philharmonic Academy members meeting sponsors during a party

Support the Academy

As a supporting member of the Academy, you will be fostering the education of talented young musicians. You will receive tailored updates about the Academy's progress and achievements, and be invited to vote at our yearly assemblies.
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Luxembourg Philharmonic Academy members participating at a public speaking workshop

Join the Academy

Do you excel at your instrument? If you are under 27 and want to kick-start your musical career in a supportive and stimulating environment, then we would love to hear from you! Watch this space for our next audition dates.

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