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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.

 

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.

 

 

Susanna Eken

Susanna Eken at Summer academy Voksenaasen 2018

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.

 

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.

 

Happy holidays and some practical information

Dear students

 

The spring soon comes to an end, and there are only a few days before Voksenåsen closes and we leave for our holidays.

 

Before then we would like to give you some basic information.

 

Don’t forget to bring your music stand and sheet music for teachers and the pianists! (it is not enough that you uploaded copies on the repertoire-form, you need to bring it as well).

Also, the swimming pool will be open so don’t forget your bathing suit

SummerAcademy Wind. The course starts August 2nd with lunch at 12.00 and then a full day of masterclasses (until quite late). The days consists of master classes roughly from 10 to 13, lunch from 13-14 and master classes again from 14-17 (or 18) and informal evening gatherings where there might be a possibility to perform in front of the others.  The last evening, August 6th, there will be an in-house concert and a festive dinner. Departure is after breakfast August 7th.

SummerAcademy Vocal. The course starts August 5th at 10.00, and finishes with a concert in the Opera entrance hall at 16.00 August 11th. The days consists of master classes roughly from 10 to 13, lunch from 13-14 and master classes again from 14-17 (or 18) . Some of the nights there will be CRP. There will be a festive dinner the evening of the 10th.

SummerAcademy String. The course starts August 9th with lunch at 12.00 and then a full day of masterclasses (until quite late). The days consists of master classes roughly from 10 to 13, l lunch from 13-14 and master classes again from 14-17 (or 18) and informal evening gatherings where there might be a possibility to perform in front of the others.  The last evening, August 13th, there will be an in-house concert and a festive dinner. Departure is after breakfast August 14th.  There will be orchestra during some of the nights, you will get information regarding music sheets and so forth in an e-mail.

June 30th I will leave for holiday – so any questions you might have needs to be adressed before that. /Anna

 

 

Thank you for sending us your repertoire

Thank you for your repertoire for the SummerAcademy Voksenåsen.

Please note that we do our best to fulfill your wishes when it comes to piano resources, but that we can not give any guarantees.

Also note that you will have to bring the music sheets for the repertoire you would like to play with piano to the course.

Passive participation

There will be possibilities for passive participation in all classes at the SummerAcademy 2015.

The price is NOK 400,- for students and NOK 600,- for non-students, paid at the reception at arrival at Voksenåsen. Included is access to the master classes, lunch and dinner.

Registration before July 29th by filling out the form below.

First come, first serve.

What happens next?

The registration deadline has come and gone. Weve had more applicants than ever, and will also be able to accept more students then ever to the course.

There are still open spots in the bass, and bassoon classes. If you are interested please send an e-mail to anna.floren@voksenaasen.no 

 We might be able to accept applications for other classes as well, then setting the applicant on a waiting list. Please contact us for more information.

Time frames and progress

After the application deadline April 20th, the following will be sent out:  (as soon as possible preferably before May 15th):

The course management reserves the right to choose which students will be accepted to the Academy.
Decision is based mainly on musical skills and level.
We do not have a first come first serve policy when it comes to applications. 

The website will be regularly updated.

Questions? Please dont hesitate to ask

sommerakademiet@voksenaasen.no or +47 22 81 15 06

 

Post deadline registration

Chamber Music at SummerAcademy Voksenåsen

Like last year, it will be possible for chamber ensembles to register and participate at the SummerAcademy. Mark Messenger, Tim Frederiksen and Are Sandbakken will be responsible for the master classes and group activities.

Participation is only possible for pre-existing groups and ensembles, and lessons will be held for the ensemble instead of one to one. The students will receive one private one to one lesson with a master of their instrument.

There will be some rooms available to the ensembles for rehearsal.

Registration should be done in the regular Registration form, the same form as for all other students. All members of the group will have to fill out their own registration form, but make sure to put the same group name in the required field.

Groups should prepare two works.

There will be a chamber music section at the SummerAcademy Concert at the end of the course, 11. August.

The price for the students participating as part of an ensemble will be NOK 4350.

Registration deadline is 20. April.

Questions? Send an e-mail to kjersti.kvadsheim(@)voksenaasen.no

Jakob Kullberg

Praised internationally for his performances of the modern cello concerto, Jakob Kullberg, living in Paris, is one of the most active and diverse young Danish instrumentalists.

Jakob studied in a.o. Amsterdam, London, Zagreb, Vienna and Copenhagen, with Harro Ruijsenaars, Dmitri Ferschtman, Valter Despalj, Mats Lidström, Morten Zeuthen and Anner Bylsma.

Top prize winner at international solo and chamber music competitions, twice winner of the Danish Grammy, most recently in 2013 for his concerto CD ’Momentum’.

Jakob’s recent debut with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London as well as with Ensemble Intercontemporain at one of their inter-sessions in Paris received excellent reviews. In the 2016/17 seasons he will embark on a two-CD recording project with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by John Storgårds comprising concertos by Saariaho and Nørgård as well as the two cello concertos by Shostakovich.

As a teacher Jakob has garnered attention giving masterclass internationally at for instance, the Royal Academy of Music in London, the Norwegian Academy of Music and the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Poland, and has held a teaching position at the Royal Danish Academy of Music since 2005. In 2013 he was appointed to the Norwegian Artistic Research Fellowship Programme and has been the artistic director of the Open Strings Cello Academy since 2004.

Adam Walker

Adam Walker is leading a new generation of wind soloists and was described by Classic FM as “one of the top 5 international flautists”.  In 2009 at the age of 21, Adam Walker was appointed principal flute of the London Symphony Orchestra and received the Outstanding Young Artist Award at MIDEM Classique in Cannes.  In 2010 he won a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship Award and was shortlisted for the Royal Philharmonic Society Outstanding Young Artist Award.

An ambassador for the flute with a ferocious appetite for repertoire, Adam’s interests range from the less well-known French Baroque through to newly commissioned works.  In 2011 he gave the world premiere of Brett Dean’s The Siduri Dances with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and in 2013 Marin Alsop invited him to give the world premiere of Kevin Puts’ Flute Concerto at the Cabrillo Festival.  The London Symphony Orchestra and BBT jointly commissioned Huw Watkins to write a flute concerto that Adam premiered in February 2014 under Daniel Harding, which he repeated a few months later with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales.

 

Born in 1987, Adam Walker studied at Chetham’s School of Music and the Royal Academy of Music with Michael Cox graduating with distinction in 2009 and winning the HRH Princess Alice Prize for exemplary studentship.  In 2004 he was a Concerto Finalist in the BBC Young Musicians Competition and in 2007 was selected for representation by Young Classical Artists Trust (YCAT).