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 8. to the 13. of August 2019. It starts with an opening concert at 19.00 the 8th. It will be possible to check in at the academy, where you will stay, before the opening concert. The master classes will take place from the 9. to the 13. of August.

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.

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 light rail or bus to Bergen Central Station, and from here take a direct train to Voss. This light trail 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.vy.no/en
Light trail and bus; https://avinor.no/en/airport/bergen-airport/to-and-from-the-airport/bus-and-taxi/bus

Preliminarily time schedule

Thursday 8. August:

  • 18.00-19.30: Check in at the Ole Bull Academy
  • 20.00: Opening Concert with Jostein Stalheim, Matti Rantanen and Friedrich Lips
  • 21.30: Information meeting students 

Friday 9. August:

  • 08.00-09.00, OBA: Breakfast
  • 09.00 – 13.00, OBA: Master classes
  • 13.00 – 13.30, OBA: Lunch
  • 13.30 – 15.00, OBA: Workshop about Norwegian folk music with Jo Asgeir Lie 
  • 15.30 – 18.30, OBA: Master classes
  • 18.30 – 19.30, OBA: Dinner
  • 20.00 – 21.00, Voss Church: Release concert with the duo Geir Draugsvoll (accordion) and Mette Rasmussen (piano)

Saturday 10. August

  • 08.00-09.00, OBA: Breakfast
  • 09.00 – 13.00, OBA: Master calsses
  • 13.00 – 13.30, OBA: Lunch
  • 13.30 – 15.00. OBA: Workshop about how to compose for accordion with Jostein Stalheim
  • 15.30 – 18.30, OBA: Master classes
  • 18.30 – 19.30, OBA: Dinner

Sunday 11. August

  • 08.00-09.00, OBA: Breakfast
  • 09.00-10.45: Master classes
  • 1100: Buss leaving from OBA
  • 12.00, Stalheim Hotel: Concert 
  • 15.00, Bakka Kyrkje: Student Concert
  • 18.30 – 19.30, OBA: Dinner
  • 20.00, Voss Old Cinema: Concert with the jazz band “Skadedyr”

Monday 12. August

  • 08.00 - 09.00, OBA: Breakfast 
  • 09.30 – 11.15, OBA: Master Classes 
  • 11.30 – 12.00: Concert at Voss Sparebank 
  • 12.30 – 13.15, OBA: Master Classes
  • 13.15 – 13.45: Lunch
  • 13.30 - 15.00: Workshop
  • 15.30 – 18.30, OBA: Master Classes
  • 18.30 – 19.30, OBA: Dinner
  • 22.00 – 23.30, Tre Brør: Opera pub with Aleksander Nohr (baritone), Sigrid Vetleseter Boe (soprano) and Ida Løvli Hidle (accordion) (18 years age limit)

Tuesday 13. August:

  • 08.00-09.00, OBA: Breakfast
  • 09.00 – 13.00, OBA: Master calsses
  • 13.00 – 13.30, OBA: Lunch
  • 13.30 – 18.00, OBA: Master classes 
  • 18.30 – 19.30, OBA: Dinner
  • 19.30 Osasalen OBA: Closing student concert

Monday 14. August:

  • 09.00 - 10.00, OBA: Breakfast
  • 10.00 - 11.00, OBA: Check out

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