Aurora Masterclasses – Vänersborg
October 29 – November 4, 2018

Aurora Chamber Orchestra

Violin: Barbara Doll   Viola: Hariolf Schlichtig
Cello: Peter Bruns    Piano: Niklas Sivelöv
Flute: Emily Beynon



Welcome to the information page and application site for the upcoming Aurora Masterclasses!
This week is a wonderful opportunity to receive advice and coaching to further your musical education and career as well as a fantastic opportunity to meet musicians from all over the world and expand your international network!

The masterclasses takes place during the Aurora Music Festival where you will have free entrance to fantastic concerts with the Aurora Chamber Orchestra and guest musicians from all over the world.

Take risks, inspire audiences, meet people, and have fun.
Become an integral part of a performing arts community spanning the entire globe and many of the worlds most important and influential performers.

You can be part of Aurora’s 44th Festival where over 4000 amazing young artists from over 50 countries have participated during the Aurora Masterclasses & Festivals in the past.
We take pride in what we offer our participants. Please take time to read all of the information carefully before you apply.

Course Period: October 29 – November 4 (travel days: 28/10 and 5/11)

Course Location: Vänersborg, Sweden

Application Deadline: September 25, 2018

Application Fee: 500 SEK. This fee is not refundable.

Course Fee: 4500 SEK. This includes accommodation in a host family.

Course content
– 3 open individual solo masterclasses (without piano accompaniment)
– Opportunities to participate in chamber music lessons and concerts, active or passive
– seminars and open workshops
– great fun and free Concerts

Things to prepare before starting the online application:
– An audio or video-recording link to add into the Aurora application form. Use e.g Sound cloud or Youtube or equivalent.
The recording has to be a solo performance (with or without accompaniment), repertoire free of choice. One piece is enough, minimum 5 minutes.


25 September. (at latest) – apply online – follow APPLY HERE below. It takes about 10 min and you need to have the link to your audition ready
28 September. Aurora will send out an email with the list of selected students.
1 October. deadline to confirm and pay your complete course fee
• 1 October – Secondary Application Deadline
• 5 October – Secondary payment deadline
8 October. chamber music repertoire will be sent out by email.
23 October. general detailed info about schedules and program will be sent out by e-mail
28 October. check in to Vänersborg
29 October. 9:00 the official registration at the course venue in Vänersborg
4 November. 22:00 the final concert and the course ends