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Season 2021/2022

You can find conditions for application and information about the audition under Application

Applications are online at Fluid Review from 1st of February 2021

Application deadline 22nd of February 2021

The season consists of:

Summer Course 2021
US Kammer Autumn 2021
US Kammer Spring 2022


Summer Course 2021

Date: 25th of July – 15th of August 2021
Place: Elverum, Norway

Program 1: 

Conductor: Johannes Gustavsson
Soloist: Ingeborg Gillebo


Victoria Borisova-Ollas: Open Ground (2006)
Gustav Mahler: Rückert Lieder (1901-02)
Ørjan Matre: New work (WP) – commissioned
Claude Debussy: La Mer (1905)

2nd – 5th of August – Tour TBA
6th of August – Opening concert, Festspillene i Elverum

Program 2: 

Conductor: Ingar Bergby
Soloist: TBA

Program: TBA

Concert: Festspillene i Elverum

Program 3:

Conductor: Cathrine Winnes
Soloist: Winner of The Norwegian National Youth Orchestras soloist competition for winds and percussion 2021. The competition will be announced separately.


Benjamin Staern: Jubilate (2009)
Soloist piece – TBA
Lili Boulanger: D’un soir triste (1918)
Modest Musorgskij: Pictures at an exhibition  (1874) Orchestrated by Maurice Ravel

14th of August – Closing concert, Festspillene I Elverum


Woodwinds: Leif Arne Pedersen
Brass: Audun Breen
Timpani: Tom Vissgren
Percussion: Terje Viken
Harp: Sidsel Walstad
1st Violin:  Elise Båtnes
2nd Violin: Johannes Lörstad
Viola: Ida Bryhn
Cello: Louisa Tuck
Bass: Marius Flatby

US Kammer Autumn 2021

Date: TBA
Place: TBA

Program: TBA

US Kammer Spring 2022

Date: TBA
Place: TBA

Program: TBA

Practical information:

The courses are free of charge
The courses, including accommodation and meals are free of charge.

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, for the Summer Course and costs between 600 and 3000 NOK for the chamber courses.

It is assumed that the trip is either from a study or home location and that the travel time is related to the course period.

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 programs in the summer, and 2 credits for each of the chamber courses. A total of 10 credits granted to students who have been involved in all this seasons program.

All participants are responsible for their own travel and instrument insurance. Ungdomssymfonikerne will only insure 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.

Due to the ongoing covid-19 pandemic there might be changes in the form and content of the courses, even shortly before the courses starts. The Norwegian National Youth Orchestra follows the authorities’ regulations and guidelines on infection control and wants to create a safe course for everyone.