JSB Ensemble 2020

For whom?

This call for applications is for young choral singers and instrumentalists worldwide, between the ages of 18 and 30.
The orchestra performs on baroque instruments.

Pitch a = 415 Hz

Positions JSB Ensemble
Chorus  (SATB = 32);
Transverse flute (2), oboe (3) doubling oboe d’amore (2) doubling oboe da caccia (2), bassoon (2), horn (1), trumpets (3), timpani (1), strings; viola da gamba (2), harpsichord*, organ*, lute (2)*

* Position is not available


Closing date for applications: Mon 18 November 2019
Deadline for sound recordings: Mon 25 November 2019

We will happily accept your application in the form of an mp3 file, which you can mail to us or send via download. Please note, there will be NO live auditions and NO video files will be accepted.

Successful applicants will be notified at the end of December 2019.

All costs (travel, accommodation in shared rooms with breakfast) will be met by the Internationale Bachakademie Stuttgart. We charge a registration fee of 25 Euros.

Language communication
In ensemble rehearsals and with the lecturers, German and/or English will be spoken. All participants must have a good working knowledge of at least one of these languages.

Audition Pieces


Flute | Oboe (d'amore) | Bassoon

Horn | Trumpet | Timpani

Violine | Viola | Violoncello | Double Bass


Johann Sebastian Bach
»Klagt, Kinder, klagt es aller Welt« BWV 244a
(»Köthener Trauermusik« / Köthen Funeral Music)
Edition: Edition Peters 12033
(ed. by Alexander Grychtolik)
Soli (SATB); Chor (SATB); Flauto traverso (2), Oboe (2) auch Oboe d’amore (2) auch Oboe da caccia (2), Fagotto (ad lib.), Violino (2), Viola, Viola da gamba (2), Liuto (2 ad lib.), Basso continuo

Johann Sebastian Bach
Mass in B minor BWV 232
Edition: Stuttgarter Bach-Ausgaben Urtext
(Carus-Verlag CV 31.232)
Soli (SSATB); Coro (SSAATTBB); Flauto traverso (2), Oboe (3) auch Oboe d’amore (2), Fagotto (2), Corno da caccia, Tromba (3), Timpani, Violino (2), Viola, Basso continuo

From the Bach family
Two instrumental works for orchestra


Classes and rehearsals
Fri 06 March 2020
Chorus travels to Landesakademie Ochsenhausen
Sat 07 March 2020
Chorus classes and rehearsals
Orchestra  members arrive in Ochsenhausen
Sun 08 – Thu 12 March 2020
Classes and rehearsals with lecturers
and Hans-Christoph Rademann
Thu 12 March 2020
Public dress rehearsal in Ochsenhausen
Fri 13 – Fri 20 March 2020
Transfer to Stuttgart
Continuation of the public rehearsals

The Concerts
Bachwoche Stuttgart 2020
Mon 16 March 2020
Werkstattkonzert I
Tue 17 March 2020
Werkstattkonzert II
Sat 21 March 2020
Abschlusskonzert zu Bachs 335. Geburtstag
Sun 22 March 2020
Participants depart


Hans-Christoph Rademann (Foto hs)

Hans-Christoph Rademann
Artistic Director

Director of the Internationale Bachakademie Stuttgart | Chief conductor of the Dresdner Kammerchor | Professor of Choral Conducting at the Musikhochschule Dresden | one of the leading choral conductors worldwide

Kathy Saltzman Romey

Kathy Saltzman Romey | Chorus
Choral director at the University of Minnesota | Artistic director of the 200-voice symphony chorus The Minnesota Chorale | Lecturer for many years at the Internationale Bachakademie Stuttgart

Andreas Helm

Andreas Helm | Woodwinds
Member of the Gaechinger Cantorey | Founder member of the Rossi Piceno Baroque Ensemble | Artistic Director of the Ensemble Barucco | Professor of Historic Oboes at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz and the Music and Arts University of the City of Vienna

Wolfgang Gaisböck

Wolfgang Gaisböck | Horn, trumpet, timpani
Studies at the Brucknerkonservatorium Linz with Josef Eidenberger and at the Mozarteum Salzburg with Hans Gansch | Since 1996 member of the Camerata Salzburg and one of the leading baroque trumpet soloists worldwide | Teaches in Linz and Salzburg

Nadja Zwiener (Foto: Martin Förster)

Nadja Zwiener | Violin and strings
German born violinist studied in Berlin and at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London | Leader of The English Concert since 2007 | Concertmaster of the Gaechinger Cantorey | Teaches baroque violin and viola in Weimar

Joseph Crouch (Foto: Martin Förster)

Joseph Crouch | Low strings – Continuo
Studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London | Solo cellist of the Gaechinger Cantorey | Principal cellist of The English Concert and The Sixteen | Teaches baroque cello at the Guildhall School of Music and at the Royal Academy of Music in London



JSB Office
Elisabeth Janku
70178 Stuttgart
+49 711 619 21-15