The Baltic Sea Philharmonic and Kristjan Järvi are calling out for the best talents and the brightest musical personalities from across the Baltic Sea region to apply for the upcoming Talent Tour 2019. Young musicians who are open to new ideas and approaches to performing are invited to apply for the Baltic Sea Philharmonic and experience the orchestra’s unique spirit. The new orchestra members will have the chance to perform innovative concert programmes, such as playing an entire concert by memory, and join the orchestra for the ‘Midnight Sun’ tour in June and July, with concerts at the world-famous Berliner Philharmonie and the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg.
The Talent Tour 2019 is open to music students who are 18 to 28 years old and are string, wind, brass or percussion players. Furthermore, they need to be residents of, or hold a passport from, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Russia or Sweden, or be international students enrolled in a music academy in one of the ten aforementioned countries for 2018–2019 (regardless of nationality).
Talent Tour Dates 2019
The Talent Tour 2019 stops in Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Finland and Russia in March 2019 as part of the Baltic Sea Philharmonic’s ‘Nordic Pulse’ tour. The tour will continue with a Talent Day in Germany on 27 June 2019 as part of the ‘Midnight Sun’ tour. The application deadline is 5 February 2019 for the March dates and 15 May 2019 for the Berlin date.
Friday, 8 March 2019, Palanga, Lithuania
Wednesday, 13 March 2019, Riga, Latvia
Friday, 15 March 2019, Tallinn, Estonia
Monday, 18 March 2019, Helsinki, Finland
Tuesday, 19 March 2019, St. Petersburg, Russia
Thursday, 27 June 2019 Berlin, Germany
Talent Tour 2019 – A new way of auditioning
The Baltic Sea Philharmonic’s new and unique approach to making music in the 21st century is also reflected in the structure and procedure of the Talent Tour. In the first round, applicants are asked to perform a piece of their choice in front of the Baltic Sea Philharmonic’s principal musicians and conductor Kristjan Järvi. Kristjan and the principals will decide, together as a team, which applicants have the talent and the personality to thrive in the orchestra. Musicians who successfully complete the first round will be invited to play a joint orchestra rehearsal. This way, current members of the Baltic Sea Philharmonic are involved in choosing their future fellow musicians and are able to shape the orchestra’s future.
For details of the applicaiton and further information, see here