Violin Course with Sigyn Fossnes

Violin Course  with Sigyn Fossnes

Saturday 20th July 2024 - Saturday 27th July 2024
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Reserve Space(s)
We are excited to welcome back a host of world-class tutors to lead our popular strings course in Aberystwyth. Our string courses at Musicfest are a joint solo program and a chamber music course, specialising in violin, viola, and cello. The 8-day course schedule includes:
  • Warm up
  • Individual lessons
  • Individual practice
  • Masterclasses with pianist
  • Chambermusic lesson and rehearsals
  • Showcase concerts
All students are part of this daily plan. Students can apply alone or together as a chamber group. All participants on the string course will be placed in a chamber group with others of the same level and age.
Every student will have several opportunities to rehearse with an accompanist and perform at least once in both a masterclass and a  concert. Our regular Showcase Concerts in the Great Hall provide wonderful performing opportunities for the students.
The outstanding evening concerts in the Musicfest Festival make an inspiring environment for the course, plus we a special outing to the lovely beaches of Aberystwyth will be arranged.
Every participant has their own room on the premises of the Aberystwyth University where practicing is allowed.

The course will include daily warm-up/technique time for all, individual and small group lessons, daily performance class with an accomplished professional accompanist for everyone. There will also be plenty of time for individual practice and performance opportunities in various showcase concerts.

About your course leader

Violinist Sigyn Fossnes is associate professor at Barratt Due Institute of Music, Norway. She teaches both young talents and students, and her students have received a great numbers of awards and prizes. She is also co-leader for “Valdres sommersymfoni”, the Norwegian music summer school. She was educated as a violinist from the Norwegian State Academy and Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London, studying with Prof. Detlef Hahn.  She was former a violinist in Stavanger Symphony Orchestra, but in recent years she has performed with her Ensemble Ernst and colleague pianists. Her first solo-CD, and Quartet-CD was both nominated to the Norwegian award “Spelemannprisen”, and in 2005 she received from the Norwegian Composer Society the award: “Performer of the year”.

Request a space on this course

You can request a space on this course here. Applications will be reviewed, and if accepted we will send full information on course joining and fee payment via email. We aim to respond within 7 days to your reservation request.

If you are booking more than one place, you will need to fill in application details for each potential student. Mandatory fields are marked with *


Ticket Type Price Spaces
Standard Ticket £550.00

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Date(s) - Saturday 20th July 2024 - Saturday 27th July 2024
9:00 am - 5:00 pm