Winter course 2018

Tuesday January 2nd – Sunday January 7th 2018


Artistic content

New Years Concert in Terningen Arena in Elverum, Saturday January 6th 6 PM

Conductor Elim Chan

Soloist Tine Thing Helseth, trumpet



M. Glinka: Ouverture to Ruslan and Ludmila

L. Delibes: «Les Filles de Cadix»

C. Saint-Saëns: «Mon coeur s’ouvre à ta voix» from Samson and Delilah

G. Mahler: Adagietto from Symphony nr. 5

R. Wagner: «Vorspiel» and «Liebestod» from Tristan and Isolde


P. Tsjaikovskij: «Romeo and Juliet», Overture-Fantasy

K. Weill: «Youkali»

A. Piazzolla: «Milonga del angel» and «Libertango»

L. Bernstein: Ouverture to Candide




The teachers are experienced and profiled orchestra musicians from Norwegian and Nordic orchestras.  The teachers for the winter course 2018 are soon to be announced.

1.violin: Adam Grüchot
2.violin: Johannes Lörstad
Viola: Ida Bryhn
Cello: Ernst Simon Glaser
Double bass: Marius Flatby
Woodwinds: Leif Arne Pedersen
Brass: Ingemar Roos
Percussion: Heming Valebjørg
Harp: Sidsel Walstad


Course at Elverum

Participants are accomodated in Elverum Folk High School during the course.


The course is free of charge

The course, including accommodation and meals in Elverum Folk High School, is free of charge. Buses will be arranged from Oslo to Elverum (approx. 2 hours) at the start of the course period. Students travelling to or from the course at different times than the scheduled buses, must organize the travel themselves. Please note that breach of contract may result in the applicant being held responsible for the costs resulting from this (see section on leave).



There will be bus transport from the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo on Tuesday 2. of January. Meet at the Academy 10:00 AM, the bus leaves at 10:30 AM. The bus will make a short stop at Gardermoen Airport at 11:00 AM. If you arrive by plane, you have to land 10:10 AM at the latest. Nearest airport is Oslo Airport (OSL).

If you arrive in Elverum by yourself, you can take bus or train. The stop is called Elverum Skysstasjon. There are two different bus routes, you will find them on and . You will find timetables for the trains on


Travel refund

There will be a deductible fee for travel at 600 NOK. We cover costs between 600 and 2000 NOK, in other words 1400 NOK. The reimbursement will be wired during the course, not earlier. You have to fill out Travel refund form, which you can find in Fluid and attach all your tickets and receipts. We do not except form and receipts by email, everything must be printed out and delivered to us at the course. Unfortunately, we cannot assist you in printing out tickets. The deadline for submitting Travel refund form is the day after arrival. You will not receive reimbursement if you submit the form past deadline.


ECTS Credits

Participants in the Norwegian National Youth Orchestra can receive ECTS credit from the Norwegian Academy of Music. It is given 2 credits for each of the programmes in the summer, and 2 credits for the winter course. A total of 8 credits granted to students who have been involved in all this year’s program.


All participants are responsible for their own travel and instrument insurance. Ungdomssymfonikerne will only take out insurance on instruments borrowed from the Norwegian Academy of Music.



Leave is only granted by application in writing to the administration of Ungdomssymfonikerne. Applicants who pull out after signing the contract, can be held responsible for the costs resulting from this, depending on cause of breach of contract. In case of illness, you need to provide a sick note from a doctor.

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