The artistic opportunity of a lifetime

Applying to the Barenboim-Said Akademie

The Barenboim-Said Akademie welcomes applicants from all backgrounds and is committed to building a diverse and talented ensemble of young musician-scholars.
The Barenboim-Said Akademie offers the following programs of study in piano, orchestral instruments, and composition:


The Barenboim-Said Akademie has a two-step admissions process: applying and auditioning.

The application period for enrollment opens each autumn for matriculation into the following academic year (Winter Semester). Applications for the 2022-23 Academic year will be accepted from November 1, 2021, to January 20, 2022 (new extended deadline).

For a complete overview of the application timeline, please refer to the application timeline.

January 7, 2022 Update

The new application deadline is January 20, 2022.

Moreover, we are thrilled to announce Prof. Reinhold Friedrich as our latest addition to our faculty, leading the Trumpet studio. Candidates will be able to apply for the Bachelor and Preparatory Program in his studio until February 4th, 2022.

We look forward to receiving applications particularly for the woodwinds, brass, percussion, and viola studios.

Reasons to Apply

Current students explain in their own words why they recommend applying to the Barenboim-Said Akademie!
Arabic: Nardin Ballan, Bachelor of Music (Flute)
Hebrew: Assif Binness, Bachelor of Music (Cello)

Turkish: Süeda Çatakoğlu, Bachelor of Music (Piano) and Mutlu İşdar Bachelor of Music (Flute)

Do you have questions?

If you have further questions about applying, auditions, or studying at the Akademie, then check our Frequently Asked Questions website. If you cannot find your answers, you can contact the Admissions Office or schedule an online appointment with one of our Admissions Team.

Life at the Akademie