19-06-30 Avslutningskonsert _Vennskap Gjennom Musikk (c ) Tom Henning Bratlie _04

Since its beginning in 1994, Valdres Summer Symphony has become Northern Europe's largest course for classical musical talents. Every year at the end of June, 300 young people meet in Valdres to get inspiration and enjoy music. The participants get lessons from talented teachers as well as the festival's artists, and they gain concert experience by playing their own concerts. Valdres Summer Symphony also has the coordinating responsibility for the national projects "Instruments in focus" and "Papillon". Valdres Summer Symphony is part of the Norwegian Resource Center for Classical Music KF, which runs the festival, courses and national as well international projects.


Course menu, summer 2022:


1.period, June 22nd - June 27th

  • Stringcourse
  • NBSO-strings
  • NOBUS-strings
  • Pianocourse
  • Teacherscourse 

 2.period, June 27th. - july 2nd. 

  • Stringcourse 
  • Chamber strings 
  • Sommersymphony international stringacademy, (SIS)
  • Senter for talentutvikling - National pianoproject 

The application form opens November 15th and the deadline is January 15th 2022!


Read about the admission of recording/video here. 


Watch Henning Kraggerud perform Beethovens violin concerto with the Beethoven orhestra from 2018.

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