Digital Talent Tour Guidelines

The Baltic Sea Philharmonic Digital Talent Tour is based on the following rules and regulations.

General information

  • All applicants for the Baltic Sea Philharmonic must be between the ages of 18 and 28.
  • Applicants must hold a passport from one of the following ten countries: Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Russia or Sweden, and must be enrolled in a music academy anywhere in the world.
  • Alternatively, applicants can be Erasmus students or international students enrolled in a music academy in one of the ten countries of the Baltic Sea region (regardless of their nationality).
  • Applications are currently open to double bass, french horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba and percussion players.

First round

  • All applicants must apply by filling out the online application form on http://www.bmef.eu/digitaltalenttour
  • The repertoire list for the first round (video) can be found here.
  • Together with the application form, upload your audition video.
  • The application deadline is 31 October.

Second round

  • The dates for the second round of the Digital Talent Tour  are between 6–10 December.
  • All applicants will be informed by email by 15 November 2021 concerning invitations to the second round of the Digital Talent Tour.
  • The second round of the Digital Talent Tour will be hosted online, meaning that participants do not have to travel. However, we request that all applicants be ready to play during their time slot. Leave some time beforehand to set up and prepare.
  • The repertoire for the second round (live call) will be sent out upon invitation.
  • Applicants will audition individually in front of a panel of Baltic Sea Philharmonic senior musicians and Kristjan Järvi. The seniors and Kristjan Järvi will decide together which applicants have the talent and the personality to thrive in the orchestra.
  • The decision of the panel in selecting players is final and the applicants will be informed no later than 22 December 2021 whether they have been selected as possible members of the Baltic Sea Philharmonic.
  • The days of our Digital Talent Tour are extremely busy and candidates not turning up for their slot can cause considerable delay to the schedule. Therefore, if applicants do not turn up without prior notice (minimum 7 days in advance), Baltic Sea Philharmonic might not invite those applicants again for future Talent Tours. Applicants experiencing technical difficulties on the date of their time slot should inform the team immediately.
  • Successful applicants may be invited to all or some of Baltic Sea Philharmonic tours in 2022 and beyond, depending on repertoire requirements. During the tours, the Baltic Sea Philharmonic will pay a stipend, as well as cover participants’ travel expenses, accommodation expenses and all meals. Due to ongoing changes in travel rules, our tours for 2022 are not fully confirmed yet, but tour plans include among others a ‘Nordic Swans’ tour in March 2022, as well as other very exciting plans – on stage, in the studio and online.