Practical Information

Here you will find all useful information about the seminar. Keep updated on this page! We will put out information about timetable, festival concerts, transport and other relevant things.

The seminar week is from the 22nd to the 27th of July 2018. It starts with an opening concert at 19.00 the 22nd. It will be possible to check in at the academy, where you will stay, before the concert. The master classes will take place from the 23rd to the 27th and July.

Suggested minimum age limit for the seminar is 15 years. However, we will also make it possible for interested children under 15 to participate. Contact us at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further information.

Preparation

Study the pieces before arrival, so that you can use time to follow the master classes. Please bring one extra copy of all scores!

Check in and timetable

When checking in at the Ole Bull Academy, all the seminar participants will get their individual timetable. We will also put up timetables and other relevant information in the Ole Bull Academy’s common rooms. Please keep updated by checking these.
There will be a 24 hour service telephone during the seminar, you can reach us at (+47) 916 74 857.

If you have special allergies and needs, which you did not point out in the application, please send an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and inform us.

Alcohol is prohibited during the seminar. This means that it is not allowed to consume alcohol inside the Ole Bull Academy. We kindly ask everybody to respect this.

Transport

Bergen Airport Flesland is one of the biggest airports in Norway, with lots of domestic and international arrivals every day. From the airport, you can take the tram to Bergen Central Translation, and from here take a direct train to Voss. This tram takes about 45 minutes. The train from Bergen to Voss departs every hour, and takes about 80 minutes. Remember to buy ticket in advance; on the app, on the internett or at an automate at the railway station. There is also a beautiful train trip from Oslo, which takes about 5h 30m.

Train; https://www.nsb.no/en/frontpage
Tram; https://www.skyss.no/en/

Translation for participants

Hanzhi Wang will be translator for the Chinese participants. Hanzhi is educated from the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen, as well as the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing and Manhattan School of Music in New York. She has been assistant teacher at the Summer Campus at the Royal Danish Academy of Music the last 3 years, and in addition to this she has held several master classes and lectures in China, Europe and USA.

 
If any of the participants at the seminar would like to bring a parent, which also wants accommodation at the Ole Bull Academy, we will also try to organize this. Price for parents who wants to stay (including food) at the Ole Bull Academy is NOK 3.900,-. Parents will be able to attend selected concerts for free, and may also be asked to help out with some practical details. There are only a limited number of rooms available. We therefore encourage parents following their children at the seminar, to find housing elsewhere in Voss.

 

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