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European Master Classes – August 2015



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




  • 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) is obligatory when applying to the Aurora master classes.
  • NO course fee for Europeans
  • Scholarships for non – Europeans is available, please click here if you are not European.
  • Accommodation: starting from 2200 SEK
  • ECTS credits: 7.5

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.

Kurt Masur Conductor

Kurt Masur

Johannes Gustafsson

Johannes Gustafsson


Julian Rachlin

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 3 attachments ready before starting the online application:

1. 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.

2. A certified copy of an official document from your academy, which proves that you have completed at least 30 study credits, or equivalent = at least 1/2 year of completed studies at higher music education. Certified means that another person (could be for example family member, friend or neighbor) must both sign AND text their name and provide their telephone number ON the copy.
NOTE! IF Documents from your school already are stamped/signed by schools officials – it MUST still be certified as above.

3. A certified copy of your passport or identity card, this MUST be certified (in the same way as mentioned above).


Application – step by step:

  • The two certified documents, no 2 & 3 described above, must be posted latest May11 by ordinary mail to Sweden (cannot be sent by e-mail) to the following address:

    University Admissions in Sweden
    FE 20102 SE–839 87 Östersund SWEDEN

  • 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

apply here knapp