Valdres International Academy is an international masterclass and chamber music course for outstanding string players. The course is for participants who have great musical and technical capacity, and who already possess a high artistic level. The course is suitable for those who aim to further develop themselves both individually and in collaborative situations. All participants also receive daily individual lessons on the instrument under the guidance of some of Europe's leading pedagogues, as well as orchestra and chamber music as integral parts of the course.

Valdres International Academy takes place in the 2nd course period: June 26th - July 1st 2024

Course details

  • Daily lessons and masterclasses with renowned pedagogues
  • Possibility for daily participation in chamber music groups
  • Possibility for solo performance at a course consert
  • Possibility for lessons with our excellent pianists
  • Performance at the final course concert 
  • Read all about prices HERE. The application fee is NOK 300. This is a administration fee and is non-refundable.


  • Instruments: violin, viola, cello og doublebass
  • Processing of application requires application fee to be paid in advance (300 NOK) 
  • Course participation requires the course fee to be paid in full ahead of course period 
  • Applicants must submit a recording of a self-selected movement from a standard concerto (or movement/piece with equivalent degree of difficulty). It may be a live recording, a recording made for a competition or a new recording made for the occation. The recording must not be older that 12 months. Link to the recording must be included in the application form.
  • Valdres sommersymfoni reserves the right to make selections based on the information provided in the application form and recordings.