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Continental Master Classes & Orch. – August 2015


  • This course ONLY for citizens from outside EU/EEA

  • Citizens from EU/EEA, click here instead

Welcome all to Auroras 10 years anniversary!

Take the unique chance to meet and play with one of all times most famous conductors; the living legend Maestro Kurt Masur.

  • Music Director Emeritus of the New York Philharmonic
  • Conductor Laureate of the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
  • Honorary Guest Conductor of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Prev. Music Director of the Orchestre National de France in Paris
  • Prev. Principal Conductor of the London Philharmonic


Application deadline 11 May


Information – Full tuition scholarship

  • Course period: 15 – 23 August (travelling days 14 & 24 August).
  • It is an absolute requirement that all participants are in place in Trollhättan throughout the whole course period!
  • Application Deadline: 11 May
  • Audio or Video-recording (Sound cloud or YouTube advisable) for the selection process is obligatory when applying .
  • Full tuition scholarship
  • Registration fee: 500 SEK
  • Accommodation: starting from 2200 SEK

Course content

All students will be offered at least:
– 3 open individual master classes (there will be no piano accompanists for the master classes)
– 2 open chamber music lessons
– play in chamber music groups at Festival concerts
– rehearsals and concerts with the Festival orchestra (except pianists)
– seminars and open workshops – great fun and free concerts
– You have to be in Trollhättan from 15 August at 09:00 AM to 23 August at 21:00 PM. And Aurora never makes any exceptions to this rule.



Julian Rachlin

Kurt Masur Conductor

Kurt Masur

Johannes Gustafsson

Johannes Gustafsson

Gordan Nicolic Violin

Gordan Nicolic

Stephan Picard Violin

Stephan Picard


Rachel Roberts

Peter Bruns

Peter Bruns

Per Nyström

Per Nyström

Joel Quarrington Double bass

Joel Quarrington
Double bass

Mats Widlund

Mats Widlund

William Bennet Flute

William Bennet

Yehuda Gilad

Yehuda Gilad

David Walter Oboe

David Walter

Robin ONeill Basson

Robin ONeill

Marie-Luise Neunecker French horn

Marie-Luise Neunecker
French horn

Jeroen Berwaerts

Jeroen Berwaerts

Ian Bousfield Trombone

Ian Bousfield


Ola Larsson
General Manager


Application deadline 11 May

Make sure you have these ready before starting the online application:

An audio or video-recording. The only way to audition to Aurora is by adding an audio or video URL (link address) into the Aurora application form.
The most common tool for this is Sound cloud or You Tube, but of course you can use any other provider as long as it provides you/us with an URL-link without any log-in needs etc.: Technical guide – Aurora Audition
This has to be a solo performance (with or without accompaniment), repertoire free of choice. One piece is enough, minimum 5 minutes.

Dreijer Scholarship – Full tuition scholarship

Thanks to a great donation from Peter and Helen Dreijer foundation, it is now possible for many students who are not Europeans to receive the Dreijer Scholarship and participate at the Continental Master Classes & Orchestra. – August 2015 in Trollhättan.

The Dreijer Scholarship covers full tuition scholarship, so the selected students only pay for their individual travel and accommodation costs.


Application – step by step:

  • Make the online application, follow APPLY HERE below. It takes about 10 min and you need to have the link to your audition ready.
  • June 16, Aurora will send out an email with the list of accepted students.
  • June 22, deadline to confirm your participation and pay for your bookings
  • July 3 chamber music and orchestra repertoire will be sent out by e-mail
  • August 10 general info about schedules and host families will be sent out by e-mail
  • August 14 – check in at host families or hotel in Trollhättan
  • August 15 at 9 AM the official registration at the course venue: Folkets Hus Kulturhuset, Kungsgatan 25, 461 30 Trollhättan
  • August 23 at 9 PM the final concert and the course ends
  • August 24 – check out


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Welcome to Auror land!

Per Nyström

Ola Larsson                                                               Per Nyström
General Manager                                                        Artistic director
ola.larsson@aurorachambermusic.com                    per.nystrom@aurorachambermusic.com