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Artistic leader has been appointed Opera Director in Oslo

Randi Stene, artistic leader of the Summer Academy Voice, has been appointed Opera Director at the Norwegian National Opera and Ballet from 1st of August 2020. 

We are happy to announce that she will continue as artistic leader of the Voksenåsen Summer Academy even though she won’t be teaching during the 2020 academy. 

“I will participate fully in the planning and admission process but the teaching I will leave in the very capable hands of Susanna Eken, Audun Iversen and Iréne Theorin. I am confident that they will help the students develop in the best possible way during this years course. I will miss teaching this summer and am very much looking forward to be back again in 2021.says Randi. 

Application deadline is 12 April.

Business boot camp. Summer Academy Strings.

On August 8th from 19-21 there will be a crashcourse designed to help you plan and manage your own career and develop your own projects. The course will give you a set up plan for your dream projects and a survival kit for future years to come.

Eline Moe Melgalvis is project manager at Dextra Musica Foundation. She has been teaching entrepreneurship at Barratt Due Institute of Music in addition to several national and international programs.

Registration is mandatory. First come, first serve.

Information to all participants – Summer Academy Voksenåsen 2018

Dear Summer Academy 2018 participant,

We hope your tickets are booked and that you have sent in your repertoire. Deadline for sending us your repertoire is June 22.
Link: https://summeracademy.no/en/repertoire/
(Norwegian: https://summeracademy.no/repertoar/)

To make sure that you have all the information you need during the course, we have created a closed Facebook group. Please join the group so that you always have the current information at hand. Here we will post your daily schedules, any changes that may occur and general information. If you for any reason aren´t a Facebook user, please let us know so that we can send you the information in another way.

Facebook groups:
Summer Academy Voksenåsen WINDS 2018
Summer Academy Voksenåsen VOICE 2018
Summer Academy Voksenåsen STRINGS 2018 (also for Junior Talent Strings)
Summer Academy Voksenåsen Junior Talent Winds 2018

The wind course starts on July 30th at 10.00 AM.
The Junior Talent Winds starts on July 30th at 10.00 AM.
The voice course starts on August 1st at 10.00 AM.
The string course starts on August 5th at 10.00 AM.
The Junior Talent Strings starts on 5th at 10.00 AM.

Some of you have already informed me that you are arriving later. Those of you (winds) that are arriving on the 29th please note that the hotel opens at 4 PM.

Don’t forget to bring your music stand and sheet music for teachers and the pianists! (it is not enough that you sent your repertoire to the pianist in the repertoire form, you need to bring it as well).

The hotel has an outside pool, which will be at your disposal during your stay, so bring swimwear.

We cannot guarantee single room for those of you that have requested that, but we will do our best.

If you have any allergies and haven’t inform us, please let us know as soon as possible so we can inform the kitchen.

We are closed for summer June 29th – July 23rd. The emails will be read and answered sporadically during this time.

To get to Voksenåsen:
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 40 minutes with the regular train.

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. Please note that the last subway from the central station leaves at 00.30. From there follow the signs up the hill towards Voksenåsen, it’s about a 800 m walk.

It is possible to take a taxi 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 870 plus 200 during nights. We recommend that you use OSLO TAXI.

We wish you a great summer and are looking forward to seeing you!

Best wishes from sunny Oslo,
Summer Academy Voksenåsen

Cancellation

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).

Scholarships

Scholarships

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. 

Thorsten Johanns

Photo: Neda Navaee

Thorsten Johanns performs as a solo clarinetist and as part of numerous chamber music formations in renowned concert halls and at festivals and events all over the world. In more than twenty years of professional music career, he has worked with conductors such as Sir Neville Marriner, Semyon Bychkov, Eivind Aadland, Yutaka Sado, Howard Griffiths, Jonathan Stockhammer, Christian Vásquez, Dan Ettinger, Pablo Rus Broseta and Constantin Trinks. Since 2015 he is working as a Professor of Clarinet at the conservatory ‘Franz Liszt’ in Weimar. Thorsten Johanns was the first and to date the only German clarinettist to be repeatedly and personally invited to New York by former chief conductor Alan Gilbert to play there as principal clarinet with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra. He has also frequently appeared as a solo clarinetist with the SWO (SuperWorldOrchestra) in Tokyo, Japan. Regular engagements as principal clarinet with the Berliner Philharmoniker are just as much a part of his work as guest appearances at the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, the Münchner Philharmoniker, the NDR-Elbphilharmonieorchester and the WDR Sinfonieorchester in Cologne.

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.

 

 

 

Åshild Kyvik Bauge*

Åshild Kyvik Bauge was educated from Bergen Teaching Academy and as voice teacher from Norske Musikklæreres Landsforbund before she completed her bachelor and diploma of Voice in Performance at the Norwegian Academy of Music. Since 1996, Åshild has been teaching in voice at the Rud High School outside Oslo. She was teaching at the Norwegian Academy of Music for 15 years before she was appointed Associate Professor  at the Barratt Due Institute of Music in 2005 where she is still teaching.

*Åshild will be giving master classes to the participants of the Junior Talents voice 2020.

Bjørg Lewis

Bjørg Lewis is one of Norway’s most highly esteemed cellists.  As a soloist, she has played with the Oslo Philharmonic as well as many other orchestras throughout Norway, Sweden, Finland and the Baltics. Bjørg is a founder member of the Vertavo String Quartet, an internationally acclaimed ensemble, which has received numerous awards including Norway’s prestigious Grieg Prize. A busy performance schedule takes Bjørg throughout Europe and North America. A frequent participant in many international chamber music festivals, Bjørg has also been regularly invited to join the Nash Ensemble for the past five years. Bjørg is Associate Professor of Cello Studies at the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo.

Torleif Thedéen*

Cellist Torleif Thedéen is one of the foremost musicians in Scandinavia. He performs with some of the world’s major orchestras, among which the BBC Philharmonic, Deutsche Symfonieorkester Berlin, Vienna Symphony – under conductors like Esa-Pekka Salonen, Paavo Berglund and Neeme Järvi. Being a passionate chamber musician, Thedéen often performs in venues and festivals all over the world. As a chamber musician he plays with musicians partners like Martin Fröst and Janine Jansen. He is Visiting Professor of cello at the Royal College of Music in London, Professor at the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo and a former Professor at the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen. He plays ex Rostropovich Guadagnini cello on loan from Dextra Foundation Norway. *Torleif will teach 3 days during the Summer Academy 2020.

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.

To get to Voksenåsen

FLYING

To get her from the airport to 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 40 minutes with the regular train.

It is possible to take a cab straight from the airport to Voksenåsen. The adress 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).

Arriving at Rygge airport there are coaches to Oslo centralstation to every Ruan air arrival. The trip takes about an hour. Tickets, information and prices at  http://ryggeekspressen.no/index.php/rygge_eng 

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 . Please note that the subway isnt 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 note that the hotel want be open until 16.00 August 1st.

TRAIN AND BUS

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 . Please note that the subway isnt 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 note that the hotel want be open until 16.00 August 1st.

 

Happy holidays and some practical information

Dear students

 

The spring soon comes to an end, and there are only a few days before Voksenåsen closes and we leave for our holidays.

 

Before then we would like to give you some basic 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).

Also, the swimming pool will be open so don’t forget your bathing suit

SummerAcademy Wind. The course starts August 2nd with lunch at 12.00 and then a full day of masterclasses (until quite late). The days consists of master classes roughly from 10 to 13, lunch from 13-14 and master classes again from 14-17 (or 18) and informal evening gatherings where there might be a possibility to perform in front of the others.  The last evening, August 6th, there will be an in-house concert and a festive dinner. Departure is after breakfast August 7th.

SummerAcademy Vocal. The course starts August 5th at 10.00, and finishes with a concert in the Opera entrance hall at 16.00 August 11th. The days consists of master classes roughly from 10 to 13, lunch from 13-14 and master classes again from 14-17 (or 18) . Some of the nights there will be CRP. There will be a festive dinner the evening of the 10th.

SummerAcademy String. The course starts August 9th with lunch at 12.00 and then a full day of masterclasses (until quite late). The days consists of master classes roughly from 10 to 13, l lunch from 13-14 and master classes again from 14-17 (or 18) and informal evening gatherings where there might be a possibility to perform in front of the others.  The last evening, August 13th, there will be an in-house concert and a festive dinner. Departure is after breakfast August 14th.  There will be orchestra during some of the nights, you will get information regarding music sheets and so forth in an e-mail.

June 30th I will leave for holiday – so any questions you might have needs to be adressed before that. /Anna

 

 

Thank you for sending us your repertoire

Thank you for your repertoire for the SummerAcademy Voksenåsen.

Please note that we do our best to fulfill your wishes when it comes to piano resources, but that we can not give any guarantees.

Also note that you will have to bring the music sheets for the repertoire you would like to play with piano to the course.

Passive participation

There will be possibilities for passive participation in all classes at the SummerAcademy 2015.

The price is NOK 400,- for students and NOK 600,- for non-students, paid at the reception at arrival at Voksenåsen. Included is access to the master classes, lunch and dinner.

Registration before July 29th by filling out the form below.

First come, first serve.

What happens next?

The registration deadline has come and gone. Weve had more applicants than ever, and will also be able to accept more students then ever to the course.

There are still open spots in the bass, and bassoon classes. If you are interested please send an e-mail to anna.floren@voksenaasen.no 

 We might be able to accept applications for other classes as well, then setting the applicant on a waiting list. Please contact us for more information.

Time frames and progress

After the application deadline April 20th, the following will be sent out:  (as soon as possible preferably before May 15th):

The course management reserves the right to choose which students will be accepted to the Academy.
Decision is based mainly on musical skills and level.
We do not have a first come first serve policy when it comes to applications. 

The website will be regularly updated.

Questions? Please dont hesitate to ask

sommerakademiet@voksenaasen.no or +47 22 81 15 06