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 2021. 

Due to the Covid-19 restrictions we have a lot of new regulations to follow, and as such we have worked to find the best solution for our course activities. We want to continue to arrange a top quality course, but also make sure that we follow the regulations and take percausions in regard to minimize the spread of the infection. Therefor we aim to arrange courses over three periods. This way we are able to have a smaller number of participants in each week, and also make sure we do not have to minimize the number of applicants. Please make sure to fill out the application no later than January 15th! 


First period, June 18th until june 23rd:

  • Stringcourse
  • NBSO
  • Pianocourse
  • Course for teachers 


Second period, June 24th until June 29th.

  • Stringcourse 
  • Sommersymphony international stringacademy (SIS)
  • Pianocourse (SFT)
  • Papillon


Third period, june 30th until July 5th.

  • NBSO
  • SIS
  • Pianocourse


The application form opens November 15th and the deadline is January 15th 2021!


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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