All posts by Anna Florén

Andreas Sundén

 Andreas Sundén is solo clarinetist in the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra and previous solo clarinetist in Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. He has been soloist with many of the leading European orchestras and won prices in several international competitions. He began his studies at the Norwegian Academy of Music for Hans Christian Braein and has since studies for Hans Deinzer and Yehuda Gilad in Los Angeles. He has given master classes in USA, Australia, Japan, China, Corea, UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain and Scandinavia and is clarinet teacher at the Royal Music Academy in Stockholm. Sundén is artistic director of the Summeracademy Voksenåsen Winds.

 

 

Peter Herresthal

peter-herresthal-e1392388492174Violinist Peter Herresthal is a regular guest with orchestras in Norway and abroad. He collaborates with some of the most important composers of our time and has recorded several violin concertos for BIS and Simax labels. He is professor at the Norwegian Academy of Music and visiting Professor at Royal College of Music in London at New York University. He has previously held the position of professor at Edsberg Manor and at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm. Herresthal is artistic director of the Summeracademy Voksenåsen Strings.

 

Randi Stene

Randi-SteneMezzo-soprano Randi Stene is one of Scandinavia’s leading opera and concert soloists, and appears on the most important European stages. Since 1989 she has been engaged at the Royal Danish Opera in Copenhagen. She has a large repertoire, covering both the classical mezzo roles and many new or rarely performed works. She is a visiting professor at the Norwegian Academy of Music. Stene is artistic leader of Summeracademy Voksenåsen Voice.

 

Susanna Eken

Susanna Eken is one of Scandinavia’s most prominent vocal coaches. Since 1972 Eken has been teaching at the Royal Danish Music Conservatory as associate professor in voice and vocal techniques. She also teaches at the Opera Academy at the Royal Danish Theater in Copenhagen.  During the last 25 years Eken has taught several Scandinavian and international singers, among them Randi Stene.

 

Johannes Weisser

Since his debut on the Norwegian Opera and Komische Oper Berlin in 2004 Johannes Weisser has been working in operahouses around Europe, such as the Staatsoper Berlin, Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Theater an der Wien and Théâtre de La Monnaie in Brussels. He is also a sought after concert vocalist and performs in many of the best concert houses and cooperates with many of the leading conductors in the world. His CD-recordings includes the title role of Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Licaone in Händel´s Giove in Argo among many others, not at least an acclaimed recording of Grieg´s songs.

Andreas Brantelid

Andreas Brantelid was born in Copenhagen in 1987 to Swedish/Danish parents. After receiving early tuition from his father Ingemar, Andreas made his soloist debut at the age of 14 in a performance of the Elgar concerto with the Royal Danish Orchestra in Copenhagen. Today, Brantelid is one of the most sought-after performing artists from Scandinavia, winning worldwide critical acclaim for his thought-provoking interpretations, uniquely colorful sound and engaging personality.

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Audun Halvorsen

Audun Halvorsen, born 1979, studied with Robert Rønnes, Eirik Birkeland and Knut Sønstevold, and Ole Kristian Dahl has been Audun’s coach and mentor since 2001.  Since 2006 he is Principal Bassoon in Danish National Symphony Orchestra in Copenhagen, a position he also held in NDR Sinfonieorchester, Hamburg (2011), Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra (2005-2006) and in Norrköping Symphony Orchestra (2001-2007). As a guest  Audun has played with orchestras such as London Symphony Orchestra, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra and so forth. Audun is currently teaching bassoon at The Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen.

Alison Rhind

Alison Rhind was educated at the Chetham´s School of Music Oxford University and at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama where she studied with Edith Vogel. Since 2006 Alison regularly has been invited to work at the Royal College of Music i London. This was formalized in 2009 when she was offered a position as coach/accompanist for the string Institute.

Repertoire

The deadline to fill out the form has passed. Please remember to bring your sheet music to the SummerAcademy!

All students accepted to the SummerAcademy should fill out the web form below regarding their repertoire for the course.

Deadline is June 25th. Students who fail to fill out the form before deadline will not be set up for piano-time.

SummerAcademy Wind, Arrivals August 1st

About 15 students will be arriving August 1st, but no teachers until late at night.

Karin Petersdotter, that works for the Academy will be at Voksenåsen from about 15.00 August 1st. Please ask the hotel reception for any practical assistance.

There will be sandwhiches available at the cafe at 7 pm.

The SummerAcademy starts August 2nd, with lunch at 12.00, there is an official openinga t 13.00 and then masterclasses from 14.00

SummerAcademy staff will be at Voksenåsen all day Sunday.

Welcome

 

To get to Voksenåsen

FLYING

To get her from the airport to take the airport train www.flytoget.no or regular train  www.nsb.no to the central station, Oslo S. The trip takes about 20 minutes. with the airport train or 40 minutes with the regular train.

It is possible to take a cab straight from the airport to Voksenåsen. The adress is Ullveien 4. Make sure to ask for a fixed airport rate. The price during days is about NOK 850,- plus 200.- during nights (if you choose to go with Oslo Taxi).

Arriving at Rygge airport there are coaches to Oslo centralstation to every Ruan air arrival. The trip takes about an hour. Tickets, information and prices at  http://ryggeekspressen.no/index.php/rygge_eng 

At the central station switch to westbound subway line number 1 towards Frognerseteren, get off at Voksenkollen. The trip takes about 35 minutes. Tickets, timetables and prices at www.ruter.no . Please note that the subway isnt operating during night time. Make sure to check last departure the day of your arrival.

From there follow the signs towards Voksenåsen up the hill, it’s about a 800 m walk.

Please note that the hotel want be open until 16.00 August 1st.

TRAIN AND BUS

At the central station switch to westbound subway line number 1 towards Frognerseteren, get off at Voksenkollen. The trip takes about 35 minutes. Tickets, timetables and prices at www.ruter.no . Please note that the subway isnt operating during night time. Make sure to check last departure the day of your arrival. 

From there follow the signs towards Voksenåsen up the hill, it’s about a 800 m walk.

Please note that the hotel want be open until 16.00 August 1st.