NBSO - strings


Course description

Course for students born in 2006 or later (violists and double bass players born in 2004 or later). For younger strings who aim to further develop individually and in interaction with others. The focus of this course will be to give all students an excellent experience in playing with others. The teachers are dedicated educators who are especially talented in working with youth.

Valdres summer symphony reserves the right to assemble the course and it's participants in accordans with the information given in the application form as well as the submited recording.

NBSO will take place over the course periods 1 (June 18th - June 23rd) and 3 (June 30th - July 5th).    

(NB: The teaching will be in norwegian) 



Course details

Course content

  • Daily individual lessons (40 min)
  • Daily section-/group rehersals
  • Daily orchestra rehersals
  • Performance at a course concert (provided correctly information in the confirmationform, before the given day as announced in the letter of admission)
  • Free admission to a given number of festival concerts, as well as all course conserts
  • Final concert
  • The course- and festival ground offers plenty of extra curricular activities such as soccer, volleyball, chess and swimming (in company with adults)

Criteria for participation

  • Instruments: Violin, viola, cello and double bass
  • Recommended minimum level for strings should correspond with:
    • Violin: Predludium and Allegro by Kreisler, Violin concerto by Bruch or Romanze by Svendsen
    • Viola: Viola concerto by J. Chr. Bach
    • Cello: Elegie by Fauré and Allegro Appasionata by Saint-Saens
    • Double bass: The elephan by Saint-Saëns and Vivaldi: Largo and Allegro (ma non troppo) from cello sonata no. 5
  • A guardian MUST accompany all participants born in 2009 or later. Several participants can share one guardian. The guardian has to be privy to the fact that minor tasks can be demanded during the course
  • The application will not be considered unless the application fee of 300 NOK has been paid
  • Participation requires that the fees have been paid in full before the course starts
  • All applicants must submit a recording of a self-chosen piece, 3-5 min. The video must be added in the application form