Orchestra Academy

In existence at Zurich Opera House since the 1997/98 season, the Orchestra Academy gives musicians from Switzerland and abroad the opportunity to gain their first experiences in a professional orchestra for two years. The students are actively involved in the day-to-day work of the Philharmonia Zurich, prepare the pieces they are to perform under the instruction of their mentors (first-chair players and soloists from the Orchestra), are given specialist training for auditions, as well as the opportunity to play chamber music in the widest variety of combinations. Many former members of the Academy have already made the transition to excellent orchestras.

The members of the Orchestra Academy 2022/23

Violin
Nathan Matchin
Ludwig Balser

Viola
Ladina Zogg

Violoncello
Jonathan Reuveni

Bass
Wiktoria Czyzewska

Flute
Manuel Antonio Astudillo Quintero

Oboe
Layla Köhler Baratto

Clarinet
NN

Bassoon
Carlos Martin Esteve

Horn
Karin Van Rens

Trumpet
Denis Shabardin

Trombone
João Bastos

Percussion
Sacha Perusset

Piano
Anna Pismak

Orchestra Academy 2022/23 ( Nathan Matchin, Violin, is missing)