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The selection of participants of the Encounter is carried out through auditions, which are conducted personally by Maestro Péter Csaba, the artistic director of the Encounter, in the european music schools associated with the Encounter. Only students enrolled in these schools can register for the auditions.

The Encounter covers the participants' travel, accommodation, board and lodging and internal transfers. In addition, all participants receive artistic remuneration for their performances in the concerts programmed.


Practical information about the auditions


Violin, viola, cello, double bass, harp, flute, oboe, clarinet, basoon, horn, trumpet, piano and voice.


At least two pieces of different characters and styles (a classic & a romantic or contemporary piece)

Duration of the programme

  • Strings, harp, piano and voice: 20 minutes.
  • Wind: 15 minutes.


The students should enter an updated CV, including artistic activity and picture


Participating schools, dates and application contact

Hochschule für Musik FHNW/Musik Akademie (Basel)

Applications until February 23rd 2024

Auditions: March 5th 2024

Contact: Student’s administration office klassik.hsm@fhnw.ch


Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler (Berlin)

Applications until January 29th 2024

Auditions: February 12th 2024

Contact: Katja Ehrentreic international@adm.hfm-berlin.de


Universität der Künste (Berlin)

Applications until February 3rd 2024

Auditions: February 10th and 11th 2024

Contact: Emma Meies fk3003@intra.udk-berlin.de


School of Arts Koninklijk Conservatorium (Brussels)

Applications until January 20th 2024

Auditions: January 27th 2024

Contact: Helmut De Backer helmut.de.backer@ehb.be 


Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music (Budapest)

Applications until January 15th 2024

Auditions: January 23rd y 24th 2024

Contact: Zita Kalmandy kalmandy.zita@zeneakademia.hu


Sibelius Academy (Helsinki)

Applications until February 7th 2024

Auditions: February 14th 2024

Contact: Anna Rombach anna.rombach@uniarts.fi


Royal Academy of Music (London)

Applications until January 15th 2024

Auditions: January 21st 2024

Contact: María José Sánchez encuentro@albeniz.com


Royal College of Music (London)

Applications until January 15th 2024

Auditions: January 17th 2024

Contact: María José Sánchez encuentro@albeniz.com


Guildhall School of Music and Drama (London)

Applications until January 5th 2024

Auditions: January 18th 2024

Contact: Sophie Hills Sophie.Hills@gsmd.ac.uk


Royal Northern College of Music (Manchester)

Applications until December 14th 2023

Auditions: January 19th 2024


Louise Jones, School of Keyboard Studies Louise.Jones@rncm.ac.uk

Melanie Smith, School of Strings Melanie.Smith@rncm.ac.uk  

James Kelly, School of Vocal Studies and Opera James.Kelly@rncm.ac.uk 

Suzy Stonefield, School of Wind, Brass and Percussion Suzy.Stonefield@rncm.ac.uk


Hochschule für Musik und Theater (Munich)

Applications until the end of January 2024, dates to be confirmed

Auditions: January 3rd and 4th 2024

Contact: To be confirmed


Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse (Paris)

Applications until November 22nd 2023

Auditions: December 2nd y 3rd 2023

Contact: Luca Dupont-Spirio ldupontspirio@cnsmdp.fr


Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel (Waterloo)

Applications until January 15th 2024

Auditions: January 29th and 30th 2024

Contact: Aurélie Loreau aloreau@musicchapel.org