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. Participants who are between the ages of 5 and 30, 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.

Payment and confirmation of the particiaption 2020

Dear all participants for this years summer course. We have received a lot of questions regarding the confirmation and payment for the summer symphony of 2020. As of now, Nord-Aurdal muicipality has said that all events until June 1st must be canceled. Therefor, we continue to plan as normal and we hope that you have the opportunity to confirm and pay by March 15th. Otherwise we are not able to proceed with the planning. 

If the municipality/government order us to cancel the event this summer, we will refund the course fee so that none of you will lose anything confirming your participation now. 


The dates for 2020 is june 19th - 29th.

We open for applications november 15th 

Deadline for applying is january 15th 2020.


 Courses 2020:

1.periode (june 19th-24th):

  • Stringcourse for the youngest
  • Stringcourse
  • NBSO-strings
  • Piano course
  • Summersymphony international string academy (SIS)
  • Papillon
  • Valdres Beethoven orchestra
  • Course for string and piano teachers - NB! Own applicantion process and deadline - please see the infobox

2.periode (june 24th-29th):

  • NBSO-strings
  • NOBUS-strings
  • Summersymphony international string academy (SIS)
  • Valdres international masterclasses
  • Papillon
  • Piano course in collaboration with SFT Barratt Due

Read about the admission of recording/video here. 


Watch Henning Kraggerud perform Beethovens violin concerto with last years Beethoven orhestra

 A video from last summers wind-academy course