This is the course for you who have a burning passion for chamber music and who want to immerse yourself in chamber music at the highest level from morning to night. The course is for string players who have great musical and technical capacity, and who is already at a high artistic level. The chamber music groups are taught by Europe's leading chamber musicians and pedagogues. 

The course accepts applications from both permanent chamber music groups and from individual applicants who wish to be put together in a group. If a permanent group applies, all participants must submit a separate application and list the names of the other musicians in the group who are also applying.

Valdres International Academy - Intensive Chamber Music Course takes place in the 2nd course period, 26 June - 1 July 2024

Course details

  • All participants play in 2 different chamber music groups. Each group has 4 hours together each day.
  • All chamber music groups have 1.5 hours of instruction per day with Europe's leading chamber musicians and pedagogues.
  • All chamber music groups plays in concert.
  • The teaching takes place at Trykkeriet kulturarena in Fagernes.
  • 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.


  • Instrument: violin, viola, cello and double bass.
  • Applicants must submit a recording of a self-selected movement from a standard concerto (or movement/piece with equivalent degree of difficulty) and preferably a recording of a movement from participation in a chamber music group. This can be a live recording from a concert, a recording you have already made for a competition, or a completely new recording for the occasion. The recording must be from the last 12 months. A link to the recording must be uploaded in the application form
  • 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 
  • Valdres sommersymfoni reserves the right to make selections based on the information provided in the application form and recordings.