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Information to all participants – Summer Academy Voksenåsen 2018

Dear Summer Academy 2018 participant,

We hope your tickets are booked and that you have sent in your repertoire. Deadline for sending us your repertoire is June 22.
Link: https://summeracademy.no/en/repertoire/
(Norwegian: https://summeracademy.no/repertoar/)

To make sure that you have all the information you need during the course, we have created a closed Facebook group. Please join the group so that you always have the current information at hand. Here we will post your daily schedules, any changes that may occur and general information. If you for any reason aren´t a Facebook user, please let us know so that we can send you the information in another way.

Facebook groups:
Summer Academy Voksenåsen WINDS 2018
Summer Academy Voksenåsen VOICE 2018
Summer Academy Voksenåsen STRINGS 2018 (also for Junior Talent Strings)
Summer Academy Voksenåsen Junior Talent Winds 2018

The wind course starts on July 30th at 10.00 AM.
The Junior Talent Winds starts on July 30th at 10.00 AM.
The voice course starts on August 1st at 10.00 AM.
The string course starts on August 5th at 10.00 AM.
The Junior Talent Strings starts on 5th at 10.00 AM.

Some of you have already informed me that you are arriving later. Those of you (winds) that are arriving on the 29th please note that the hotel opens at 4 PM.

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

The hotel has an outside pool, which will be at your disposal during your stay, so bring swimwear.

We cannot guarantee single room for those of you that have requested that, but we will do our best.

If you have any allergies and haven’t inform us, please let us know as soon as possible so we can inform the kitchen.

We are closed for summer June 29th – July 23rd. The emails will be read and answered sporadically during this time.

To get to Voksenåsen:
FROM GARDERMOEN
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.

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 last subway from the central station leaves at 00.30. From there follow the signs up the hill towards Voksenåsen, it’s about a 800 m walk.

It is possible to take a taxi straight from the airport to Voksenåsen. The address is Ullveien 4.

Make sure to ask for a fixed airport rate. The price during days is about NOK 870 plus 200 during nights. We recommend that you use OSLO TAXI.

We wish you a great summer and are looking forward to seeing you!

Best wishes from sunny Oslo,
Summer Academy Voksenåsen

Lucie Robert

Violinist Lucie Robert, a native of Montreal, has received enthusiastic praise from audiences and critics alike for the expressive lyricism and tonal beauty of her playing. Robert carries on the great violin tradition of her teacher, the legendary Josef Gingold. A prize winner of the First Joseph Joachim International Violin Competition in Austria, Ms. Robert has appeared as recitalist and chamber musician throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe and the Far East. Highly sought after as a violin pedagogue, For over thirty years, Robert has served as violin professor at the Manhattan School of Music and the Mannes College of Music in New York City. Robert has served as an adjudicator for several international competitions including the Montreal, Fritz Kreisler, Jozsef Szigeti, Seoul and Joseph Joachim international violin competitions. In the past several years, Robert has given lectures on violin technique and her teaching philosophy and is a frequent contributor to “The Violin Channel”.

Practical 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. It is not possible to make copies at the hotel, so you have to bring copies for both the pianist, teacher and yourself.

The swimming pool will be open so don’t forget your bathing suit.

There will be informal evening gatherings where there might be a possibility to perform in front of the others.  The last evening, there will be an in-house concert and a festive dinner (bring formal wear). Departure is after breakfast the day after.

The check in time is at 15.00. We have a luggage room where you can store your luggage until check in time.

There are no rooms for individual rehearsals. Your room will function as a practising room during your stay.

Checklist:

  • Instrument
  • Music stand
  • Sheet music for yourself, the accompanist and the teacher
  • Formal clothing for the final concert and the festive dinner
  • Swimwear (we have a swimming pool and a sauna)
  • Sheet music for ensemble. Great oppotunity to go together and play with other students!

Travel to Voksenåsen:

To get her from Gardermoen, 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 25 minutes with the regular train.

It is possible to take a cab straight from the airport to Voksenåsen. The address 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).

From Torp Airport Sandefjord, the regional train will get you to Oslo S. Take the R11, www.nsb.no/en/ from Torp to Oslo S. Get from Torp Airport Sandefjord to Oslo S in 1 hour and 45 mins, with more than 20 departures a day.

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/en/ . Please note that the subway isn’t 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.

 

Magnus Staveland

The Norwegian tenor Magnus Staveland was born in Stavanger. Staveland studied at the State Academy of Music in Oslo and at the Royal Opera Academy in Copenhagen with Susanna Eken. Engagements have brought him to many of the biggest opera houses like Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Teatro La Fenice di Venezia, Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Florence, Teatro Regio di Torino, Settimana Musicale Senese Siena, Teatro Real Madrid, Staatsoper Berlin, Royal Swedish Opera, Royal Danish Opera and Norwegian National Opera. He is a much sought-after concert singer and regularly appears in concert venues and festivals throughout Europe and Asia. His repertoire includes a vast number of masses, oratorios, symphonies and song cycles. He regularly works with conductors such as Fabio Biondi, Teodor Currentzis, Philippe Herreweghe, René Jacobs, Marc Minkowski and Christophe Rousset.