Professor Stephan Barratt-Due has had a wide-ranging career as a soloist, chamber musician and chamber music coach. He has taught several of the best Norwegian violinists of the younger generation. He is Artistic Director of Barratt Due Music Institute – one of Norway’s foremost musical educational institutions – and leader of the Oslo Camerata.
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 and at the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo.
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 not be open this year.
There will be informal evening gatherings where there might be a possibility to perform in front of the others. Departure is after breakfast Saturday morning.
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.
- Music stand
- Sheet music for yourself, the accompanist and the teacher
- Formal clothing for the final concert and the festive dinner
- 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.
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
Jennifer Hughes holds the Gilbert and Eileen Edgar Junior Fellowship in piano accompaniment at the Royal College of Music. She has won several awards, among them the Accompanist Prize in the 2013 Royal Overseas League Music Competition.