Valdres International Academy is intended for students and pupils with great musical and technical capacity that already holds a high artistic level. The course is suited for those who strives to delevope further, both individually and in chamber music groups. All participants will receive daily lessons and guidance by some of Europes leading pedagogues.

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 or ensembles
  • 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.
  • Participants born in 2006 and 2007 stay at Valdres folkehøgskole. Participants born in 2005 or earlier stay at Scandic Valdres.


  • Instruments: violin, viola, cello and 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.