Auditions

The Academy has a rigorous selection process.
The selection process to enter the Academy is demanding. Blanche d’Harcourt is assisted by violinist Julien Szulman a former academician, heads the selection committee. This committee scouts out young talent in international competitions and major conservatoires.
As the Academy is known throughout the music world, there are also spontaneous applications.
Candidates attend a series of auditions in Paris, Berlin and Cologne during the winter preceding the Académie.
The committee then deliberates. The young musicians must meet three criteria: have an excellent technical capability, show real musical sensitivity and possess the soft skills that will enable them human qualities that will enable them to work well in the quartets.

The 2024 edition will take place at the Château de Rolle from June 30 to July 13, 2024.

Apply for the 2024 auditions

AUDITIONS DATES & PLACESSemi-finals:

28.01.24 : Paris, CNSM 
06.02.24 : Berlin, Hanns Eisler Musik Hochschule

Finals:
Cologne, Hochschule fur Musik
18.02.24 : viola & cello
19.02.24 : violin

PROGRAM TO BE PREPARED

Violin (max. age 25 during the Academy)
One slow movement of Bach for solo instrument.
First and second movements of a Mozart concerto with cadenza.

Viola (max. age 27 during the Academy)
One slow movement of Bach for solo instrument.
First and second movements of Hoffmeister concerto with cadenza.

Cello (max. age 26 during the Academy)
One slow movement of Bach for solo instrument.
First and second movements of a Haydn concerto
(C Major or D Major) with cadenza.

How to register for the auditions

Download the registration form here, fill it in and return it by email to
Julien Szulman – auditions@ozawa-academy.ch

This form is a first contact for registration. It does not serve as a confirmed registration. Fully fill in the document above, you’ll be contacted directly for the remaining registration steps.

Registration deadline: coming soon