M

Masterclass

MASTERCLASS AT THE HIGHEST LEVEL

For pianists and singers

In our Master Class you will meet some of the most experienced teachers, composers, lecturers and dramaturgs in the Nordic countries. They are prepared to guide you in a free and inspiring atmosphere through deep studies in musical and scenic expression.

Our teachers at the Nordic Song Festival in 2023:

Mette Borg, dramaturg, mag. Art., director, lecturer – Denmark
Gitta-Maria Sjöberg, soprano, vocal coach – Sweden/Denmark
Stig Fogh Andersen, tenor – Denmark
Sunleif Leivsson Rasmussen, Composer of the Year – The Faroe Islands/Denmark
Mats Jansson, pianist – Sweden
Kåre Björköy, , tenor, former professor – Norway
Matti Borg, barytone, composer, vocal coach – Finland/Denmark
Robert Pukitis, director, Workshop improvisation, – Sweden

There will be more lecturers and researchers.

See more here

 

THIS IS OUR MASTER CLASS

For pianists and singers

 

The instruction will be held at N3 – a meeting point for young culture in Trollhättan (https://www.trollhattan.se/n3/) as a Master Class every year in August – both before an audience and as individual lessons without one. For singers the Master Class offers song instruction to the active participants and solo and accompanying instruction to the pianists. On top of that there will be instruction in text analysis, physical and scenic training, techniques in posture and breathing, improvisation, interpretation, etc.. The pianists will work together with 2 singers each. The participants will be invited to perform at a concert in Vänersborg, and the Master Class will be ended with a concert in Trollhättan. Both concerts will be directed by Mette Borg – pianists will have the opportunity to perform as soloists in one of these concerts. There will be concerts and opera with professional artists during the entire festival week.

masterclass schedule overview 2023

 

 

  • August 4th, Arrival at 14.00 welcome and rehearsals in groups in N3, Nohabsgatan 3, Trollhättan.
  • August 5th Instruction starts on at 9.30 in Kammarmusiksalen, N3.
  • August 8th, First Master Class concert in Vänersborg Theatre.
  • Sunday, August 13th Master Class: the final concert at 19.30 in Trollhättan. Live streaming may take place.

THIS IS HOW YOU APPLY TO THE MASTER CLASS

You are welcome to apply to

NORDIC SONG FESTIVAL 2023

N3 Meeting point for young people. TROLLHÄTTAN

5 – 13 August, 2023

 

Mette Borg, dramaturg, mag. Art. Director, lecturer – Denmark
Gitta-Maria Sjöberg, soprano, vocal coach – Sweden/Denmark
Stig Fogh Andersen, tenor – Denmark
Sunleif Leivsson Rasmussen, Composer of the Year – The Faroe Islands/Denmark
Mats Jansson, pianist – Sweden
Kåre Björköy, , tenor, former professor – Norway
Matti Borg, barytone, composer, vocal coach – Finland/Denmark
Robert Pukitis, director, Workshop improvisation, – Sweden

 

We will work with Nordic arias/songs/romances and Nordic solo pieces for piano.

Each active participant in the Master Class is supposed to study up 6 Nordic arias/songs/romances. The Nordic countries Sweden, Finland, The Faroes/Denmark, Norway and possibly Iceland must be represented and at least one vocal piece must be composed by a now living composer. The singers are supposed to know their repertoire by heart at the start. The pianists can prepare 1-2 piano- pieces by a Nordic composer.

Course fee: 12 000 SEK (deadline March 1st 2023), 10 000 SEK “Early Bird” (deadline January 20)

APPLICATION

Send a short description of yourself (biography) and a video (ex.g. Youtube) including an opera aria and a romance/solo piece. Complete the application form

The application must be received on March 1st or “Early Bird” on January 20th.

Our decision of acceptance will be sent on February 1st (Early Bird) / March 15th 2023.

Target group: Professional singers and pianists plus singers and pianists studying at conservatories or similar. The course is limited to 18 participants.

Language: Instruction is given in Swedish/Danish/Norwegian/English

Course fee: 12 000 SEK (deadline March 1st 2023), 10 000 SEK “Early Bird” (deadline January 20)

The course fee includes:

  • All meals, shared hotel room at the Clarion Collection Hotel Kung Oscar, Drottninggatan 17, 461 32 Trollhättan. Extra cost for single room.
  • 7 days of individual song and piano lessons.
    For pianists: 2-3 lessons with singers (ca 2 – 3 á 55 min)/day and 2-3 solo lessons during the Master Class
    Singers: minimum 2-3 lessons/day (ca 2 – 3 á 28 min)
  • Text analyses lessons
  • Workshops regarding stage performance, text analyses, interpretation, physical preparations and exercises, workshop in improvisation, contemporary music with the composer of the year.
  • At least 5 Master Class lessons in front of an audience
  • Tickets to all concerts and operas at the festival
  • Participation in 2 concerts + 2 dress rehearsals with Mette Borg as Director – the pianists have the possibility of performing as soloists in one of the concerts.

When participation has been confirmed 1200 SEK shall be paid as part payment no later than February 15th (Early Bird) or April 1st. This amount is not refundable. The remaining amount shall be paid no later than June 15th.

Audience: There will be spectators in the afternoons from the 7th to the 12th of August.
Scholarships: Adresslista till stipendiumfonder

An arrangement in cooperation with the Nordic Song Festival and N3, a meeting place for young people, Nohabgatan 15, 461 53 Trollhättan, Sweden.

Welcome to apply!

Apply here