The Orchestra Academy, a joint project of the Belgian National Orchestra and La Monnaie

Thanks to the Orchestra Academy, young musicians can gain crucial professional experience within the Symphony Orchestra of the Belgian National Orchestra and La Monnaie.

In a first phase, students can take part in a pre-selection at the conservatory where they attend school. All auditions for students per conservatoire will take place in March-April. They will be judged by a jury composed of musicians from both orchestras.

After their selection, the conservatoire students can follow an orchestral internship with individual accompaniment. In consultation with the artistic managers, each successful student will participate in an opera production or a symphonic concert by La Monnaie and in a symphonic concert by the Belgian National Orchestra.

Workshops, masterclasses, coaching and meetings will also be organised. The young musicians can also attend all La Monnaie performances and all concerts of the Belgian National Orchestra.