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Aurora Continental Master Classes – April 2012

Aurora Chamber Music and Musikakademi Vänersborg welcomes young exceptional international artists to apply for the Aurora Master Classes in April 2012 in Vänersborg /Sweden. In recent years, over 1500 amazing young artists from 50 countries have participated during the now world famous Aurora festivals.

Master classes – Chamber music – Seminars

Relish the chance to perform in public and exchange creative ideas. Take risks, inspire audiences, meet people and have fun. Become an integral part of a performing arts community of which many of the world’s most important performers are also members.

We take pride in what we offer our participants so take time to read all of the information included in this document before you apply, so that you know what it’s all about.

Very welcome!

Ola Larsson/General Manager and Per Nyström/Artistic Director
Master Class leaders and professors

Krzysztof Wegrzyn – Violin
Professor at the University of Music and Drama Hannover

Latica Honda-Rosenberg – Violin
Professor at the Berlin University of the Arts.

Maxim Rysanov – Viola
Soloist and chamber musician

Torleif Thedéen – Cello
Professor at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm /Edsberg Manor

Fabio Bidini – Piano
Professor at the Academy of Music Hanns Eisler Berlin

Per Nyström – Chamber Music
Solo cellist and artistic director of Aurora Chamber Music

  • All students will be offered at least 2 open individual master classes and at least 2 open chamber music lessons. (There will be no piano accompanists for the master classes)
  • Groups and repertoire will be selected by the course management before arrival in Vänersborg
  • The professors will be performing in the festival concerts, and some student ensembles and student soloists will be selected to also perform in these concerts. This selection will be made by the course management and professors after the first few days of the course. All these concerts are usually sold-out and draw a lot of media attention. Participants are asked to acknowledge that their master classes or concert performances may be filmed, recorded or photographed as and when required by the course management, and that they consent for such activities to take place on the understanding that they are not filmed, recorded or photographed for any commercial gain.

Qualification requirements

Selection criterion: Musical skills based on your audition. You have to attach URL with Youtube and / or Sound Cloud, Technical guide – Aurora audition , with optional repertoire.

A recording with free choice of repertoire, MP3 format and no larger than 8 MB

The selection will be based upon musical skills, education and experience.

The number of places is limited. We will send to all applicants the list of selected participants at the latest Mars 15.

Application & Course fee

Last day for registration: 15 February 2012

Course fee: 4 000 SEK. The course fee does not include costs for travel and accommodation and food. Further down on this page you can read about a lot of affordable options for this if you want to book this from Aurora.

“Aurora application form” click here. Finish by clicking ”Submit”