In 2018 Voksenåsen will once again host the pre-run, August 10th with an international jury. New for 2018 is that we are giving a special junior camp alongside the “regular Summer Academy” – perfect for those who would like to try their luck in Cooper Competition. During the course you will meet and prepare togheter with former Cooper jury members.
Dates August 5th – 10th. Price NOK 4950:-
Registration for Summer Academy Voksenåsen in the form here . Please click the box for young talents String
More information on Cooper, rules, age limits, registration and so forth is to be found at their web page
Pre-college strings students should apply for Summer Academy in the form found here. Please choose Summer Academy Young Talents Strings.
You accept your spot at the course by paying the course fee before deadline.
The course fee 2018 is NOK 4950,- and includes a shared double room, all meals, and the course it self.
If you would like to cancel your participation, please do so as soon as possible. The following applies:
- Cancellation more than 1 month before course start: the course fee minus NOK 300,- in adsministration fee will be repaid.
- Cancellation 1 month – 24 h before course start: Half the course fee will be returned.
- Cancellation less than 24 hours before course start; No refund. (Exceptions if student can show a doctor certificate stating his/her unableness to partucipate).
Students may be applicable for scholarships from their universities. Ask your university for guidance.
The Norwegian Academy of Music has a scholarship that their students can be granted. Students from NMH apply for scholarship automatically when aplying for the Summer Academy. The scholarship amount (if granted) will be subtracted from the invoice for the course fee. Questions regarding scholarship from NMH may be directed to Sommerakademiet or Tore Broholt, NMH.
Students at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm may apply for a travel scholarship. See more information at KMHs webpage.
Students at Barratt-Due may apply for scholarship from Venneforeningen.
Voksenåsen does not have any scholarships and will not be able to answer questions regarding other scholarships than from NMH.
Praised as the “crème de la crème” on National Public Radio’s “Performance Today,” violinist Cyrus Beroukhim has received international recognition as a soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician. He has appeared at major venues worldwide including Novell Hall in Taipei, Theaterplatz and Paul Klee Zentrum in Bern, Lobero Theatre in Santa Barbara, The Barns at Wolf Trap in Washington D.C., Ravinia Festival in Chicago, and various halls throughout Germany, Switzerland, Japan and Israel. He received a Doctorate of Music from The Juilliard School in 2007 and shortly after joined the New York City Ballet Orchestra. He has served as guest concertmaster of the American Symphony Orchestra, American Ballet Theatre, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Gotham Chamber Opera and Little Orchestra Society. Cyrus is an Associate Professor at NYU and also teaches at Columbia University.
In 2015 Olivier won 1st Prize at the Young Concert Artists auditions in Leipzig and New York. In the same year he was appointed principal oboe of the London Symphony Orchestra.
Recent highlights include debut concerts in the US at Merkin Concert Hall in New York and the Isabella Gardner Museum in Boston. As a soloist he has performed Berio’s Chemins IV with the Orchestre National du Capitole Toulouse, Bernd Alois Zimmermann’s Concerto with the French National Orchestra broadcast by Radio France Musique, Benjamin Attahir’s Concerto in Suntory Hall with the Tokyo Sinfonietta and Mozart at the Festival Suoni dal Golfo in Lerici, and at Kings Place London.
The course fee for individual participation is NOK 4950
The fee should be paid prior to arrival at Voksenåsen.
Hungarian pianist Orsi Fajger studied as a repetiteur at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music, Budapest. She is now the Head of Music at The Royal Danish Opera in Copenhagen, having been a member of the music staff since 2010.
She has also worked for many other companies and festivals including the Hungarian State Opera (Budapest), Bergen National Opera, MüPa Palace of Arts (Budapest), Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía (Valencia), Festival dei Due Mondi (Spoleto) and Budapest Spring Festival. Since 2014 she has held the position of Head of Music for the Wagner in Budapest Opera Festival with Adam Fischer.
Over a number of years, Orsi has developed teaching associations with the Franz Liszt Academy of Music (Budapest), Béla Bartók Conservatory (Budapest), The Royal Danish Academy of Music (Copenhagen) and The Royal Opera Academy (Copenhagen).
Voksenåsen proudly presents Winteracademy Voksenåsen a three-day workshop for vocal coaches with Susanna Eken January 19-21 2018.
For more information and registration see the webpage of Voksenåsen.
Ellen Nisbeth, viola, is the recipient of both the Swedish and the Nordic Soloist Prize, and a member of the Rising Star programme of the European Concert Hall Organisation (ECHO), performing at prestigious venues such as Barbican Centre in London and Vienna’s Musikverein. Ellen Nisbeth has performed with leading orchestras in Scandinavia, and in 2017 she released a highly praised recital disc on BIS records: Let Beauty Awake. Ellen Nisbeth is a frequent guest at prestigious festivals including the Bergen International Festival, Risør Chamber Music Festival, Mora Vinterfest, Festspiele Mecklenburg Vorpommern and Verbier. Ellen regularly gives masterclasses and, since 2015, has been associate professor at the Music Department of Stavanger University. Ellen Nisbeth also teaches at Edsberg Manor.
Melissa Phelps, described by The Guardian as “one of the most talented cellists of her generation”, has played throughout the world as soloist and recitalist, is in wide demand as a chamber music player. She is also a highly respected teacher, having taught at several major European conservatories. Melissa Phelps currently teaches at The Royal College of Music i London. Her own teachers were Paul Tortelier and Joan Dickson. One of her major musical influence was the late Jacqueline du Pré and in whose BBC Television masterclasses she played. Melissa Phelps has premièred many important new works in the UK including pieces by Witold Lutoslawski, Roger Smalley and Mark Anthony Turnage. She is a member of the Camilli String Quartet who recorded Michael Nyman’s 4th Quartet for Decca and she has also recorded for ASV, Meridian and Teldec, winning a Best Chamber Music Record of the Year award.
Cecilie Hesselberg Løken studied flute at the Norwegian Academy of Music and the Royal Academy of Music in London. 23 years old she won Princess Astrids musical price and had her international solo-debut in Zurich with Mariss Jansons the following year. løken has been solo flutist in Bergen philharmonic Orchestra, the Norwegian Opera and the Royal Opera in Stockholm. She has played at several of the major scenes in the world, including Carnegie Hall, The Royal Albert Hall, Musikverein in Vienna and with the Berliner Philharmonie. In 2016 she recieved the Aurora Music Award.
Lauren Pierce is a ‘once in a generation’ instrumentalist with the kind of technique, flair, and presentation that leaves any audience lucky enough to see her wield her double bass in awe. Educated at The University of South Carolina she was named a Pirastro Sponsored Artist in 2016. Lauren has garnered an extensive international following through her performance videos on YouTube, where she is famous for playing works written for other instruments on her double bass with ease and virtuosity. She has been featured in many major publications and podcasts, including Classic FM. Lauren has worked across many different genres and artistic mediums. In 2008, she became the youngest member in the South Carolina Philharmonic, and has since worked with prestigious orchestras around the world, including the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, the Dallas Opera, the Austin Symphony, the Austin Lyric Opera, and the Dallas Chamber Orchestra. Lauren is a frequent clinician at workshops of all levels. She resides in Dallas, Texas, where she enjoys teaching and performing.
Linda Taube is solo piccolo at Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra since 2008, and at the Gothenburg Symphony 2011-2008. She regularly performs across the Nordic countries and teaches piccolo, both to professional musicians and students. She have been teaching at, for example the Music Academy in Gothenburg and Birkagårdens Folkhögskola in Stockholm.
Christian Henriksen (b. Fredrikstad, Norway, 1979) grew up in a musical family and has his musical roots in jazz, pop, rock and folk music. He played piano, tuba and electric bass when his grandfather imported a chinese double bass so he could get a «real job». Influencial teachers were Tor Ivar Andreassen, Knut Guettler, Dan Styffe and Janne Saksala. 22 years old he got his first job in Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, where he later became assistant principal bassist. Henriksen plays regularly as principal bass in the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra and Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra. Since 2007 he is principal double bassist in the orchestra of the Norwegian National Opera & Ballet.
Christopher Parkes is solo horn of the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra and Principal Horn of the John Wilson Orchestra. He has previously held positions in the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the London Philharmonic Orchestra (3rd Horn, 2004-2008). He has been a professor at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama since 2012. Other orchestral engagements have included performing as principal horn with orchestras such as the Berlin Philharmonic, London Symphony, Bavarian Radio Symphony, Philharmonia, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Munich Philharmonic and the Chamber Orchestra of Europe. Solo appearances have included the London Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic, Swedish Radio Symphony and BBC Scottish Symphony, with conductors including Gianandrea Noseda and Daniel Harding. He has performed chamber music with artists such as Anne Sofie von Otter, Ian Bostridge and Pierre Laurent Aimard and with ensembles such as Superbrass, Stockholm Syndrome and Fine Arts Brass (Solo Horn, 2002- ). Chris has played principal horn for recording artists such as Paul McCartney and George Michael and has appeared on film soundtracks for the Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Hobbit, Batman: The Dark Knight Rises and on computer games such as James Bond: Blood Stone and the Uncharted franchise. Chris studied at Chetham’s School of Music and the Guildhall School of Music & Drama.
From November 2017 Braaten is pianist at the Wermlandopera in Karlstad, Sweden. She is a sought after pianist amongst instrumentalists and singers, and have been working as accompanist at the Norwegian Academy of Music and the Opera school.
Braaten has won several awards, both as a chamber musician and as solo pianist. She has been soloist with Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, and have had solo recital with the prestigious Ultima festival in Oslo.
From a very young age, Isabelle Perrin has been passionate about the harp. She began her training at the Conservatoire National de Région de Nice, where she gave her first public recital at the age of seventeen, then continued her studies at the Juillliard School of Music in New York before joining the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra and later on the Orchestre National de France as co-principal harpist during 25 years. Isabelle Perrin is regularly invited to play with prestigious ensembles in Europe and the USA. In addition to her career as a soloist, Isabelle Perrin is professor at the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo and is regularly invited as a guest professor by renowned institutions such as Indiana University, Tchaikovsky Conservatory, the Juilliard School and the Curtis Institute of Music. Isabelle Perrin has been decorated by the French Ministry of Culture and Communication and admitted to the Knighthood of the Order of Arts and Letters.
Erik Groenestein-Hendriks’s is harpist of the Gothenburg Symphony. He has previously been employed at the Philharmonic in Santiago. Erik took his Masters at the Conservatory in The Hague and has played in orchestras like the European Youth Orchestra under