Application Conductors

for the Critical Orchestra®

The selection process for 2024 has ended. The application phase for 2025 will open in October 2024. More detailed information will follow here in due time.

Application requirements

  • Young conductors nearing the end of their studies or beginning their professional careers
  • German will be the language of the workshop, but English may be used.


A fee of EUR 100 will be charged for participation in the workshop. Travel and accommodation expenses must be covered by the participants themselves.


The jury, on the basis of the applications received, will invite 10-12 conductors to participate in the first round. In the following two rounds, the jury will select a reduced number of participants. The decisions of the jury are legally binding.

Other requirements

With the submission of the online application form, you give your consent for your personal information to be used as required by the organizers of the project, including for public relations purposes; you also consent to the workshop activities being photographed for documentation and public relations purposes.

Online application

The application is only possible online.

The deadline is January 1, 2024.

In addition to the biographical information, one current video recording of approx. 15 minutes in length must be submitted, in which the applicant can be seen as the conductor (no rear view!). The video recording should include at least one excerpt from a Classic or Romantic symphonic work. Videos of piano rehearsals are not admitted.

Do you have questions?

Contact Conductors/Applicants:
0049 (0)228 2091-141

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