The Giuseppe Sinopoli Academy of the Staatskapelle Dresden

In memory of the unforgotten Giuseppe Sinopoli and his tireless efforts in support of young musicians, the »Orchestra Academy of the Staatskapelle Dresden« was renamed the »Giuseppe Sinopoli Academy of the Staatskapelle Dresden« at a charity concert held on 21st April 2011, the tenth anniversary of his death. This was an important step in ensuring a solid future for the academy, which in the meantime has max. 18 members, enabling growth in the years to come. The Staatskapelle has always seen the nurturing of tomorrow’s musicians as a vital task. Its founding charter of 1548 even contains the stipulation that the older generation must pass on its knowledge to the younger.

Dresden’s College of Music was founded in the 19th century by a member of the Kapelle, while in 1923 music director Fritz Busch was instrumental in creating the »Orchestra School of the Staatskapelle «. Today the young musicians are instructed by experienced members of the Kapelle for a period of two years, which – ideally – will prepare them for a position with the orchestra. The unique sound and musicianship of the Staatskapelle can only be preserved for the years to come by this direct transmission of musical ideals and culture from one generation to the next.

The »Giuseppe Sinopoli Academy« relies solely on private donations and thus needs your continued support!

General information & Vacancies

Scholarship holders of the Giuseppe-Sinopoli-Academy are entitled to four hours of tuition per months by musicians in leading positions of the Staatskapelle Dresden. To acquaint with the special music tradition of the Staatskapelle, every scholarship holder has the opportunity to absolve up to 15 shifts per months in opera or ballett performances as well as in concerts. Scholarship holders receive a basic amount of 615 €, every participation in rehearsals or performances is paid separately. Applicants should not be older than 27 years and should have passed their prediploma or any comparable exam.

Please send your written application to the following address:

Giuseppe-Sinopoli-Akademie der
Staatskapelle Dresden
Theaterplatz 2
01067 Dresden

For further information email to info© or call +49 351 4911 340.

Current members

Seika Koike, Violin
Elsa Klockenbring, Violin
Michail Kanatidis, Violin
Haeun Park, Viola
Sofia von Freydorf, Cello
Indi Stivín, Double bass
Beatriz Soares, Flute
Anja Tritschler, Oboe
Moritz Pettke, Bass clarinet/2nd Clarinet
Pablo González Hernández, Bassoon
Liu Yang, Horn
Henrike Genieser, Trumpet
Maximilian Winter, Bass Trombone/2nd Trombone
Nils Kochskämper, Percussion
Shiho Minami, Harp


The following positions are to be filled:


Audition date tba

Mandatory piece:
W. A. Mozart: 1st movement (incl. Cadenza) of a concerto

and a piece by choice

» Please send your applications for this position only until April 26, 2020 via


Audition date tba

Mandatory piece: 
Viola concerto by Carl Stamitz or Franz Anton Hoffmeister

Piece by choice:
one movement of an important solo concerto, the suite by Max Reger or the solo sonata by Paul Hindemith

» Please send your applications for this position only until May 3, 2020 via


Audition date tba

Mandatory pieces:
J. Haydn: Concerto d major, 1st and 2nd movement, with all cadenzas
1st movement of a romantic concerto by choice
J. S. Bach: one Prélude of the six solo suites


Double bass
Audition date tba


Audition date tba

Mandatory piece Flute
W. A. Mozart: entire Flute concerto KV 313 or KV 314 with cadenzas

Mandatory piece Piccolo
A. Vivaldi: Concerto c major, 1st and 2nd movement

Orchestra excerpts Flöte
L. v. Beethoven: »Leonoren«-Overture No. 3
J. Brahms: Symphony No. 4 
W. A. Mozart: »Die Zauberflöte« (3 passages)
F. Mendelssohn Bartholdy: »Ein Sommernachtstraum« (Scherzo)
G. Bizet: »Carmen«

Orchestra excerpts Piccolo
W. A. Mozart: »Die Zauberflöte« (Monostatos' aria)
G. Rossini: »Semiramis«


Audition date tba


2nd Trombone/ Bass Trombone 
Audition date tba

1st round:
F. David: Concertino, 1st and 2nd movement 

2nd round: Orchestra excerpts
W. A. Mozart: Requiem D minor KV 626 - Tuba mirum -
R. Wagner: Die Walküre, Ride of the Valkyries
R. Wagner: Lohengrin (Opera in 3 acts), 3rd act: Introduction
R. Wagner: Tannhäuser-Overture
G. Rossini: Wilhelm Tell (Opera in 4 acts), Overture
N. Rimski-Korsakow: Scheherazade (symphonic suite) Opus 35, 2nd movement
R. Strauss: Arabella, 2nd Trombone: Solo 3rd act number 108 to 109, Tempo 80-84
P. Tchaikovsky: Schwanensee, 2nd Trombone: 4th act No. 33, measures 88 to 147

Please note: The entire audition repertoire requires tenor trombone. 
Please send your applications via email or by mail. 

Support the Giuseppe-Sinopoli-Academy!

The Giuseppe-Sinopoli-Academy of the Staatskapelle Dresden relies on private donations  and sponsorship funds and thus needs your continued support.

We are looking forward to every kind of donation:

Orchesterakademie der Sächsischen Staatskapelle Dresden e.V.
Commerzbank, BLZ 850 800 00
Konto-Nr.: 04 005 442 00
IBAN: DE88 8508 0000 04 005 442 00

If you are interested in a membership of the Giuseppe-Sinopoli-Academy of the Staatskapelle Dresden, you'll find the enrollment application here.