Am I too old to apply?

As we want to support young talents there is an age limit. We accept applications from music students aged between 16 and 26 years. As far as you are 26 when the Academy begins we are looking forward to receiving your application.

Which application documents are required?

Following application documents are required:

  • curriculum vitae
  • photo (print quality, 1 MB min.)
  • 2 video recordings of your own choice (1 piece of baroque/classical repertoire and 1 piece of 20th/21st century).
    You can present the whole piece or a single movement.


Do I need accompaniment on my application video?

No, it’s not obligatory.

Is baroque/classical or romantic/contemporary repertoire also compulsory for Timpani?

The jury is flexible concerning the repertoire of this instrument; the applicant may choose two pieces of any epoch. What is important is that the jury can get a good overview of the applicant’s playing and skills.

Is it possible to apply as ensemble?

It is not possible for ensembles to apply, only as individual artists.

How much time will the evaluation process take?

Due to the high number of applications, the jury asks for understanding that the evaluation process may take up to six weeks after application deadline to complete (depending on the instrument).


How to travel to Moritzburg?

By Airplane
Moritzburg is a suburb of Dresden which has an International Airport. Other international airports that offer a good bus and train connection with Dresden are the airports in Leipzig, Berlin and Prague.

By Train
When travelling to Moritzburg, the closest train station is “Dresden Neustadt”. From there, you can take two busses to Moritzburg: Bus 457, direction "Großenhain Cottbuser Bahnhof" or Bus 326, direction "Moritzburg Markt" (journey time appr. 30 min.).

Where do participants stay?

The participants will be accommodated in a dormitory (double rooms) within walking distance from the rehearsal space.

Name and adress of the hostel:
Evangelisches Aus- und Weiterbildungszentrum Moritzburg / Tagungsherberge
Bahnhofstr. 9, 01468 Moritzburg, Germany

Do I have to pay the travel costs by myself?

The Moritzburg Festival will reimburse participants upon presentation of original receipts according to the following distribution pattern up to the maximum amount of:

Germany: 100 €
Austria, Czech Republic, Poland: 150€
Remaining European Countries: 250€
Remaining Countries: 500€

Other questions

Are there any course fees?

No, we offer a full scholarship to talented young musicians. We provide full board and accommodation, more over individual coachings of Moritzburg Festival Artists for free. Also your travel costs will be reimbursed.

Under "Accommodation/Travel" you'll find further information about the reimbursement of travel expenses.

Do coachings and rehearsals take place in English or German?

In English, as most of the students and coaches are not from Germany.

What about scores and parts?

All participants are provided with their sheet music, which the Festival will send as PDFs. Original scores and parts will be available in Moritzburg. The chamber music repertoire will be communicated to you by June at the latest.

Which dress code do we have for concerts?

for the orchestral concerts: black (skirt, dress, blouse etc.).
for the chamber music concerts: either black or multicolored.
in general: please make sure that your skirts cover at least your knees.

black shirts, black trousers.