Violin with Sigyn Fossnes

Violin with Sigyn Fossnes

Saturday 29th July 2023 - Saturday 5th August 2023
9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Aberystwyth Arts Centre
Aberystwyth SY23 3DE

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”.

Fees and your stay

The tuition fee for this course is £650.00, excluding accommodation, which includes a pass to all concerts during Musicfest. Early bird discounts are available on all courses booked and paid for in full before 30th April. Self-catering and en-suite accommodation is offered at a discounted rate for Musicfest students in University halls of residence, or you can book your own accommodation outside the University. See the accommodation page for further details.

Financial Support

Musicfest Aberystwyth welcomes bursary students from all over the world and prides itself on offering high-quality, intensive training for music students, graduates, and music professionals. We do not wish finance to be a barrier to attending our Summer School so our bursaries (funds towards the cost of fees) are available to help students, graduates and young musicians attend our courses. Friends of MusicFest provide bursaries towards MusicFest Aberystwyth course fees for students in full-time education. The number of bursaries available is limited, so it is essential you apply as soon as possible.  For more information and how to apply, please visit our Fees and Bursaries page.

For more information about financial support, please visit our Fees and Bursaries page.

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 *

This event is fully booked.

Date(s) - Saturday 29th July 2023 - Saturday 5th August 2023
9:00 am - 6:00 pm