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Application Requirements

Young conductors nearing the end of their studies or beginning their professional careers are eligible to participate in the Critical Orchestra’s Workshop for Interactive Conducting. 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 application is only possible online.

The application process is complete.

In addition to the application form, please submit a recent video recording no more than 15 minutes in length of yourself conducting. The camera should be placed to capture a frontal view (no filming from the back). The video recording should include at least one excerpt from a Classic or Romantic symphonic work. Videos of piano rehearsals are not admitted.

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 and recorded by the organizors. Any video recordings of the workshop provided to you by the project organizers are exclusively for your private use. German will be the language of the workshop, but English may be used. 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. If you have any questions, please contact us: Phone +49-(0)228-2091-140 E-mail: