Summer Academy strings 10th – 15th of August 2020

Teachers for 2020 have not been published.


Peter Herresthal

Award winning violinist Peter Herresthal has appeared with orchestras and ensembles world wide from Melbourne Symphony with Thomas Adès conducting at the Melbourne festival, Vienna Radio Symphony in Konzerthaus Wien, BBC Philharmonic, London Sinfonietta to the major Scandinavian orchestras including Oslo and Stockholm Philharmonic. He has recorded 16 violinconcertos for BIS and Simax earning 7 nominations and three Norwegian Grammys. His Nørgård recording was nominated for a Gramophone Award and was Editors Choice in The Strad and International Record Review.
The last three seasons Peter has been touring Europe and US with Kaija Saariahos aria “Vers toi es si loin” written for him and more than 15 performances of her violin concerto “Graal Theatre” ,most recently recording the work for BIS with the Oslo Philharmonic and a TV production for BBC.
Peter Herresthal is a Professor at the Oslo Academy ,visiting Professor at the Royal College of Music, London and NYU Steinhard School New York. He performs on a GB Guadagnini from Milan 1753.

Erik Groenestein-Hendriks

Erik Groenestein-Hendriks 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 the bation of Bernhard Haitink and Eliot Gardiner, and in the World Youth Orchestra. He is also sought-after as chamber musician and soloist.