Our task is to form veritable talents who possess the necessary gifts to become masters, without attending to the ungifted mediocrity.

Liszt to Giovanni Sgambati

I, CULTURE Youth Orchestra audition for 2018


The orchestra members have the unique possibility to play in the Amsterdam Concergebouw, in the Tivoli Concert Hall in Coppenhagen, in the great hall of the Festival Radio France Occitanie and also in other prestigious concert halls in Beligum and Germany.

The I, Culture Orchestra seated in Warsaw was founded in 2011 by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute, the participants mostly come from the Eastern European and countries and from the South Caucasus.

After the two rounds of audition the selected young musicians will prepare for the concert tour during workshops and rehearsals led by widely renowned European musicians. These tutors are the solo players and part lead musicians of famous orchestras like the London Symphony Orchestra, the London Philharmonic Orchestra or the Berliner Philharmoniker.

The summer concert tour in 2018 is planned to be held in the following concert halls:


Festival Radio France Occitanie (Montpellier, France)

Royal Concertgebouw (Amsertdam, The Netherlands)

Tivoli Concert Hall (Coppenhagen, Denmark)


Besides the summer concert tour another tour is planned between the 20th and 30th of October 2018 in Germany and in Belgium.

The orchestra membership goes along with a resident musician status: all the expenses related to the rehearsals, workshops and concert tours are covered by the organizers.

Application deadline: 19th January 2018

For the first round applicants shall submit a high quality video record.

The second round of the audition will be held in several cities.

The audition in Budapest will be organized on the 6 April 2018 at the Liszt Academy.


! IMPORTANT information, detailed descriptions, dates and deadlines of auditions, concert calendar and audition repertoire are available at the links below !


Dates and repertoire of the auditions (I. and II. stage):


ICO 2018 concert calendar


Orchestral excerpts in .pdf:


More information about  I, CULTURE Orchestra:


Useful tips from the tutors:






Promotional video: https://wetransfer.com/downloads/219f050c29591af515d289913bde84ab20171222105519/1f12a7