Auckland Philhamonia Orchestral Fellowship

The Auckland Philhamonia Orchestral Fellowship programme is designed to bridge the gap between tertiary training and the professional orchestral environment.

Applications Closed
Recording Submission Deadline (if submitting a recorded audition) Monday 11 March
Audition Tuesday 26 March

Who can get it?

Two to three positions are available each year to postgraduate-level string players aged 30 and under. Positions are granted to musicians wishing to take their orchestral performance standards and experience to the next level.

Why should I apply?

The Auckland Philharmonia Fellows rehearse and perform with the orchestra in a diverse range of concerts, providing them with genuine experiences as a professional musician and increasing their network with Auckland’s orchestra. This programme has proved immensely successful, with some alumni of the programme gaining full-time tenure with the Auckland Philharmonia.

Fellows receive:

  • 100 calls and a per call payment
  • 12 lessons from string sectional principals
  • A stipend

How can I apply?

Applicants will need 10-15 minutes of repertoire prepared for the audition. Please click the Audition Repertoire button to view what repertoire you are required to perform for your instrument.

Please fill out the registration form to apply by clicking on the Apply Now button. You will need:

  • A CV, including contact details for two referees
  • A cover letter
  • Proof of your right to work in New Zealand

The position is held for a full year, but we are happy to work around other commitments you may have. Applicants must be available to begin their fellowship by 5 June at the latest. The Auckland Philharmonia does not offer relocation costs for Australian applicants.

Please contact  for any queries.

Audition Excerpts
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The Auckland Philharmonia Fellowship Programme has been a wonderfully rewarding experience both professionally and personally. It was the perfect bridge for me to transition from being a fresh graduate to a professional working musician
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- Begonia Chan, 2022 Fellow (Cello)
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