Voksenåsen Summer Academy

Information regarding the coronavirus:

August is still a long way down the road, and we do hope that life will be back to normal by then. The work with planning and coordinating the Summer Academy goes on and we are planning to hold the Summer Academy as normal.

If the course needs to be cancelled due to events out of our control, or if students are unable to attend due to sickness or prolonged travel restrictions, we will refund the course fee.

Read more about our measures here. Stay safe!


We proudly present newcomers for the Summer Academy: Iréne Theorin, Henrik Wiese, Eszter Haffner, Rex Surany, Anssi Karttunen, Cécile-Laure Kouassi – and more to be announced!

We are equally happy to announce that the following will return: Audun Halvorsen, Frøydis Ree Wekre, Susanna Eken, Lucie Robert, Torleif Thedéen and Jeffrey Cohen, amongst others! And of course our artistic leaders as well: Peter Herresthal, Randi Stene and Andreas Sundén.

In 2020 there will be a chamber music course for strings lead by Tim Frederiksen and Sibbi Bernhardsson. Other news is that we for the first time are launching an accordion course with Andreas Borregaard.

This year, we also have a cooperation with Oslo Chamber Music Festival. All strings will be making a big string orchestra and open the Oslo Chamber Music Festival Friday 14 August. The next day, Saturday 15 August, the string orchestra will also be playing a concert in the Oslo Chamber Music Festival.

Last year we introduced a piano course and we are happy to continue with the sucsess we had with Jeffrey Cohen and Håvard Gimse.

Voksenåsen Summer Academy is one of the largest and most renown classical masterclass courses in Europe and participation merits for university credits from the Norwegian Academy of Music.

Application deadline is 12 April 2020.
The Voksenåsen Summer Academy 2020 consists of the following courses:

Junior Talents Winds 3rd - 6th of August 2020
Summer Academy Winds 3rd - 8th of August 2020
Junior Talents Voice 3rd - 6th of August 2020 NEW THIS YEAR
Summer Academy Voice 3rd - 8th of August 2020
Summer Academy Strings & Chamber music 10th - 15th of August 2020
Summer Academy Piano 10th - 15th of August 2020
Summer Academy Accordion 10th - 15th of August 2020 NEW THIS YEAR

© Eirik Tonnem

Poster for the Voksenåsen Summer Academy 2020