Shaping the next generation.

The Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich is committed to nurturing the next generation of musicians.

Orchestral training has a central role at the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHDK).

ZHDK music students are increasingly taken on by the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich as trainees, internees or academy members. The annual Orchestra Academy takes place either with another university or academy orchestra, or with the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich. The musicians of the Tonhalle Orchestra select the ZHDK students by audition and then help them in sectional rehearsals to prepare and develop the programme for a joint concert performance.