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Cooper Competition pre runs to Voksenåsen – and Junior Talents Strings

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. 

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.




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.


  • 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 or regular train 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, 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 . 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.



Please fill in your repertoire for the Summer Academy.

All students accepted to the Summer Academy should fill out the web form below regarding their repertoire for the course.

Deadline is June 22th. Students who fail to fill out the form before deadline will not be set up for piano-time.

Please remember to bring your sheet music to the Summer Academy!