International masterclass- and chamber music course for young dedicated strings at a high level, under the age of 23. 


SIS will take place in the 2nd course period: June 27th - July 2nd 2022

Course details

  • Daily individual-/masterclasses with a well-known artist/teacher
  • Daily ensemble/chamber music classes
  • Performance at a course concert (provided correct information in the confirmation form, before the given day as announced in the letter of admission)
  • Participation at the SIS-concert series
  • As a part of the project called "Instrumenter i Fokus", every viola player will get an additional individual designed offer which contains additions as (ensemble, teaching, and technical courses)
  • Orchestra/Chamber music-leaders is; Henning Kraggerud/Alf Richard Kraggerud
  • Chamber music with the following teachers: Barbara Doll, Ole Eirik Ree, Stephan Barratt-Due, Jonathan Aasgaard, Carol Rodland, Kristoffer Dolatko, Dora Schwarzberg, Kari Ravnan, Albert Noven, Karol Ciesluk, María Alejandra Conde Campos, Latica Honda-Rosenberg, cellist TBA, David Meier, Natallia Papova, pianist TBA. 


  • Instruments: Violin, viola, cello, and double bass
  • Recommended minimum level for string players equals the repertoire needed for international competitions. (For example Menuhin, Spohr, Kocian m.fler)  
  • The application will not be considered unless the application fee of 300 NOK has been paid
  • Participation requires that the fees have been paid in full before the course starts
  • All applicants must submit a recording of a self-chosen piece. The video must be added in the application form
  • Valdres summer symphony reserves the right to assemble the course and its participants in accordance with the information given in the application form as well as the submitted recording.