Thursday, 20 July 2023

Open Call to Audition for the GNO Intercultural Orchestra


The GNO Learning & Participation invites experienced or amateur musicians from different nationalities and music genres to take part in the audition for the “Intercultural Orchestra” workshop.

Launched in 2018, the Intercultural Orchestra is a multicultural ensemble of musicians of different nationalities and musical backgrounds and with different experiences. It was created on the concept that music can be a common ground and a place of equal participation and interaction for all. The Intercultural Orchestra’s repertoire is quite wide and extends from traditional music of the countries of origin of its members to free improvisation. Since 2018, the Intercultural Orchestra has given many concerts at various sites in the city, in concert venues and beyond (GNO’s Alternative Stage, Municipal Theatre of Piraeus, Courtyard of the Byzantine and Christian Museum, the Courtyard of the Acropolis Museum as part of the 1st GNO Sacred Music Festival).

Since its foundation, Harris Lambrakis has been the director and workshop leader of the Intercultural Orchestra.

To listen to the Intercultural Orchestra, click here.

*The Intercultural Orchestra is not classical repertory-oriented and does not include classical music works in its programme. Its goal is to introduce both its members and audiences alike to music genres from different countries and music periods, free improvisation and musical co-creation through educational practices of exchange and participation.

Application process: Applications for the audition of the “Intercultural Orchestra” will be submitted exclusively via the form you will find here.

Date, place and time of the Audition: The Audition will be held on Friday 29 September 2023 from 16:00-21:00 at the GNO facilities in the SNFCC, 364 Syngrou Avenue, 176 74 Kallithea.

Application deadline: 24 September2023

Audition schedule announcement: The audition schedule will be announced on 26 September 2023 and sent to the participants’ personal email accounts.


About the application process:

  • The repertoire of the audition is free (different musical traditions and styles, improvisation, etc.). Participants must present an excerpt or a full-length music piece of no longer than 3 minutes, for solo instrument (without accompaniment).
  • Candidates are required to bring their musical instrument with them to the audition. In case this is not possible, they are kindly requested to inform the Learning & Participation Department as soon as possible, so that a solution can be found.
  • To ensure the Orchestra’s intercultural character, apart from the candidates’ music skills, the music genre in which they are specialized, the musical instrument they play, and their nationalities will also be taken into consideration.

For more information about the applications and the registration form, you can contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and at 213 088 5755 (Monday – Friday, 10.00-17.00)

Date & time of the workshop: Mondays 6pm – 9pm at the GNO facilities in the SNFCC 364, Syngrou Avenue, 176 74 Kallithea (starting from Monday 9 October 2023 and ending on 24 June 2024)

Terms and Conditions

Participation in the Intercultural Orchestra workshop is free.

Participants must commit in attending the workshop for its entire duration.

All applicants will receive an exclusive acceptance or rejection notification via email.


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