Janáček Philharmonic Ostrava, based in Ostrava is one of the leading symphonic orchestras of the Czech Republic. Long orchestral tradition, typical bohemian sound and progressive repertoire are very much praised both by local audiences and international reviewers. Excellence in performing not only Janáček, but most of the late-romantic to contemporary repertoire is one of the orchestra‘s strengths.

In the 2024-25 season the orchestra hosts guest conductors such as chief conductor Daniel Raiskin, Lawrence Foster, Andrey Boreyko, Domingo Hindoyan, Tomáš Netopil, Anna Sulkowska-Migoń and soloists such as Denis Kozhukhin, Ilya Gringolts, Leila Josefowicz, Lukáš Vondráček and Karen Gomyo.

The International Orchestral Academy (IOA) is suitable especially for students and graduates of music performance programmes at the university level. The internship is unpaid and therefore highly suitable for Erasmus+ recipients. All academy members are responsible for securing themselves to cover all costs of their stay, such as travel expenses to/from Ostrava, accommodation, diet, insurance, concert clothing, etc. 

Trainees will gain hands-on orchestral experience in one of the leading Czech orchestras, taking part in most of the orchestra performances (subscription concerts, and touring projects both locally and internationally). Trainees shall receive mentoring from the principal players of the orchestra.

IOA opens positions in these sections for the winter semester of the season 2024-2025: PERCUSSION, FRENCH HORN, TRUMPET, TROMBONE.

Applicants can become members of the Academy in the following period:

  • Winter semester: 2nd September 2024 – 31 st January 2025
  • The application deadline is 15th July 2024.
  • Results will be announced by mail by 1 st August 2024.

All information and ONLINE application can be found on https://www.jfo.cz/en/academy/