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.


The dates for 2021 are June 18th - July 5th.

We open for applications november 15th 

Deadline for applying is january 15th 2021.

The confirmed dates for 2021:

1.period (June 25th. - June 30th.)

2.period (June 30th. -  July 5th.)

The course menu for 2021 will be presented here on october 1st. 


 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