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Tim Frederiksen

Tim Frederiksen has played violin and viola since childhood and studied with Gunnar Frederiksen, Erling Bloch and Professor Max Rostal. In 1995 Frederiksen was appointed Professor of viola and chamber music at the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen. Frederiksen is highly in demand as a teacher at international master classes and is often invited as jury member in international music competitions.

Registration for SummerAcademy 2018 is open!

Application for Summer academy Voksenåsen 2018 is open and will stay open until April 11th.

Welcome to send us your registration.

Whether you´ve been at the academy every summer for years or are considering making your “debut” – Summeracademy Voksenåsen will be something special!

Summer academy Voksenåsen 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.

The Summer Academy of 2018 contains several news. The fantastic oboist Oliver Stankiewicz will be joining us at Voksenåsen for the first time, as will star cellist Andreas Brantelid,  the new viola professor at Edsberg in Stockholm Ellen Nisbeth, violin professor of Julliard Naoko Tanaka, top violinist Cyrus Beroukhim, soloflutist Cecilie Løken and Guildhall hornist Christopher Parkes.

Melissa Phelbs, one of Englands most renown Professors, from Royal College of Music i London, will be coming back to the Summer academy, together with several of our best Nordic teachers, such as  Andreas Sundén, Peter Herresthal, Randi Stene, Susanna Eken, Stephan Baratt-Due, Audun Halvorsen, Fredrik Ekdahl – and the list goes on.

There will be a Harp academy in 2018, as in 2017. The popular Professor Isabelle Perrin, from the Norwegian Academy of music will be joining us, together with her colleague from Gothenburg Symphoni Orchestra Erik Groenestein-Hendriks.

The course will be held over 5 days, with departure in the morning the 6th day.

More information on the academies:
Summeracademy Wind – Monday July 30st – Saturday August 4th
Summeracademy Voice Wednesday August 1st – Monday August 6th
Summeracademy Strings  Sunday August 5th – Friday August 10th

Registration deadline is  April 11th.




Ole Eirik Ree

Ole Eirik Ree is teaching cello at Barratt Due Institute of Music. He is also artistic director of the organisation Valdres Festival and Valdres Sommersymfoni – a summer course for classical music. Ree has a doctorate in music from Mason Gross School of the Arts, USA, were he studied with the cello legend Zara Nelsona and Guarneri Quartet.

Stephen Parker

Stephen has worked with many performers throughout the length and breadth of Norway and Sweden. At present he runs private practices in Bergen and Oslo, and works on a regular basis with members of the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, The Royal Norwegian Opera, the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra and the Gothenburg Opera, as well as with students and teachers from the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo, where he holds a teaching position.

He has previously worked with the Norwegian Contemporary Dance Company (Carte Blanche) for over ten years, and has held numerous seminars for schools and organizations in Norway and Sweden.

Stephen emphasizes the direct application of the Alexander Technique regardless of what one may be engaged in, whether this be playing an instrument, singing, using a computer, meditating, working out, etc.

Cristiano Scipioni

After graduating in Philosophy from the University of Padua and in double bass from the Conservatory of Mantua, Scipioni became interested in the study of violin making. He refined his technique and style under the guide of master Luca Salvadori.

He makes and repair principally violins and double basses, following the processes of the traditional “scuola cremonese”, using the inside mould. As far as violin is concerned, he prefers shapes inspired by Guarneri “del Gesù”, but, regarding the double bass, after years of research, he has developed his own personal shape.


Thierry Barbé

Thierry BarbéThierry Barbé is principal bass of the orchestra of the Opéra National de Paris and, since 2000, professor of double bass at the National Superior Conservatory of Music of Paris CNSMDP.

He has taught the double bass since 1982, notably at the CRR (National Regional Conservatory) in Saint Maur, east suburbs of Paris where he still teaches now.  Born in Metz, a town situated in the Lorraine region of Eastern France, Barbé studied piano and double bass while simultaneously pursuing a degree in science, before devoting himself exclusively to music at the CNSMDP. After entering the orchestra of the Paris Opera in 1983 (where he is currently principal bassist), he continued studying electro-acoustic music and conducting. Barbé’s passion is to play recitals with piano and to conduct master classes. He appreciates all styles of music, from Bach to Xenakis, world music and jazz, and frequently performs his own compositions.

Gabriele Ragghianti

Gabriele RagghiantiGabriele Ragghianti was born in Lucca, where he graduated at the Music Institute “Luigi Boccherini” with honors and the special mention of the Ministry of Education. He has been awarded several prizes in several national as well as international competitions. He has played as a soloist in numerous countries and orchestras. Since 1988 he has been playing as principal soloist with the chamber music group “I Solisti Veneti”.

He teaches double bass at the Royal College of Music of London and at the “Luigi Boccherini” Music Conervatory of Lucca and holds master classes in several Italian cities and abroad.

Anders Kilström

anders_kilstromVersatile Swedish pianist Anders Kilström is one of the most sought after Swedish pianists and he has performed as a soloist and as a chamber musician all over Europe, Asia, North America, Australia, New Zeeland and Russia. He has worked together with conductors such as Alan Gilbert, Neeme Järvi, Franz Welser Möst, Hans Graf and Heinz Wallberg. He is regularly collaborating with leading  instrumentalists and singers. Mr Kilström is also a member of the Swedish contemporary music group KammarensembleN since 1989.

His Stockholm debut came in 1986 playing Beethoven 5th piano concerto with the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra. 1988 he was chosen to represent Sweden at the Nordic soloist Biennale in Reykjavik. Anders Kilström studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm with professor Gunnar Hallhagen. Later he also studied with György Sebök, Tatiana Nikolaieva and Colette Zerah. 1988 he spent at the Banff Centre of Fine Arts in Canada. Mr Kilström is now intergrating his performing life with being professor of piano at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm and at Mälardalen University in Västerås.

Lucas Macias Navarro

Born in Valverde del Camino, Spain, he began studying music at the age of 9 at the Huelva Conservatory. He has also studied at Zurich Conservatory, Conservatory of Freiburg im Breisgau and the Karajan Academy with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.

Navarro has played with several orchestras all over Europe both as member of the orchestras and as soloist. He is also a sought after chamber musician. Lucas Macias is the Principal Oboist for the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam and of the Lucerne Festival Orchestra. He is a Professor at the Conservatorio de Musica in Zaragoza, Spain.

Are Sandbakken

Are Sandbakken is an active chamber musician and sought after instructor. From 1995-2002 he was principal violist in Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra under leadership of Mariss Jansons. He has been soloist with the orchestra several times, as well as with other Scandinavian and European orchestras. In 1991 he took part in the establishment of Oslo String Quartet, to day known as one of the leading quartets in Northern Europe. To day Sanbakken is a very active chamber music instructor and conductor.

Pavel Sokolov

Pavel-Sokolov_kvadratPavel Sokolov, born in 1975 in Moscow, began his musical career at the Gnessin School for Gifted Children. In 1993 he continued his education with Professor Ivan Puschethschnikov at the Gnessin Russian Academy of Music, from which he graduated in 1998. He later studied with Professor Gernot Schmalfuss at the Conservatory of Music in Detmold, Germany, and served as his assistant from 2005-2007.

He is a frequent soloist at chamber music festivals in Europe, the USA, Russia and Japan. Since 2005 he has been a member of the chamber music ensemble Consortium Classicum, with which he has recorded albums and performed at numerous festivals. In 2008 he recorded a CD with pianist Kimiko Imani. In 2009 he became co-principal oboist in the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra. Since 2011 Pavel Sokolov teaches at the Norwegian Academy of Music, where he is Associate Professor.