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.
American pianist Jeffrey Cohen has been praised by The New York Times for the “lucidity and poetry” of his playing. Both as soloist and chamber musician, Mr. Cohen’s performances have taken him to three different continents. In the summers, Mr. Cohen has been a faculty member or guest artist at major music festivals including Bowdoin, Waterloo, Shanghai International Piano Festival & Institute, and the Beijing International Music Festival. Mr. Cohen’s debut recording, a collection of French chamber music with his wife and duo partner violinist Lucie Robert, received critical acclaim in Fanfare magazine. In addition to his concert activities, Mr. Cohen’s teaching gifts have established him as a leading piano pedagogue of his generation. His students have won prizes in major competitions and enjoy successful careers as performers and teachers. For over twenty-five years, Mr. Cohen has been a piano professor and member of the artist faculty at the Manhattan School of Music in New York City, where he currently serves as Coordinator of Piano Master Classes and Departmental Competitions. He has given master classes at prestigious institutions around the world.
Johannes Grosso is solo oboe in the Frankfurter Opern- und Museumsorchester. He has won prices in several international competitions like Prague Spring and International Double Reed Society. He is regularly invited to perform as soloist or as chamber musician and plays with many of the leading european orchestras like Budapest Festival Orchestra, Bayreuth Festival Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra of Europe and Gewandhaus Orchestra Leipzig. Johannes was appointed teacher in oboe by the Norwegian Academy of Music in 2018. He has worked as Coach for woodwind sections in several youth orchestras.
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.
Versatile 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.
Cellist Torleif Thedéen has spent the last 25 years playing on all continents and performing with important orchestras. Being a passionate chamber musician, Thedéen often performs in venues and festivals all over the world. Since 1996 Thedéen is professor at Royal College of Music in Stockholm, where he himself received his main and most important education from professor Frans Helmerson.
Almost immediately on completion of her vocal studies, Norwegian soprano Mari Eriksmoen found herself with a dream offer to sing Zerbinetta at Theater an der Wien, marking the start of a close relationship with this major theatre. Recent highlights include her debut as Mélisande at Opera Vlaanderen and Grand Théâtre de Luxembourg, her debut as Sophie for Den Norske Opera, her debut at Dutch National Opera as Pamina, and a return to Theater an der Wien as Agilea in Handel’s Teseo. She is a regular guest of Orchestre de Paris, Bayerische Rundfunk Orchester, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Oslo Philharmonic, Freiburger Barockorchester and Gothenburg Symphony.