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Renowned violinist to Opera by the Fjord - Summer Academy

1st violinist Maxim Brilinsky from Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, one of the world’s most renowned symphony orchestras, will be concertmaster at our 2023 summer academy.

– I’m very much looking forward to Opera by the fjord, where great musical masterpieces meet stunningly beautiful scenery. It's a unique experience, says the famous violinist.

    Renowned violinist
    Maxim Brilinsky is 1st violinist at the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, one of the world’s most renowned symphony orchestras, and will be this year’s concertmaster at our Summer Academy. Brilinsky is born in Lviv in Ukraine and later moved to Vienna and Paris for his studies. He has been 1st violin section leader in Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra since 2014. Maybe you saw him perform live at the televised New Years’ concert from Vienna?

    Strong team
    Brilinsky joins a strong team of coaches at Opera by the Fjord – Summer Academy:

    Directors and founders:
    Eivind Gullberg Jensen, Artistic & General Director of Bergen National Opera, and Chief Conductor of Noord Nederlands Orkest
    Sascha Goetzel, Music Director for Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire and National Youth Orchestra of Canada, and Principle Guest Conductor for Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra

    Vocal coaches:
    Solveig Kringlebotn, soprano and professor at the Academy of Opera in Oslo and Barratt Due Institute of Music in Oslo
    Kristin Okerlund, pianist and vocal coach from the Wiener Staatsoper
    Hans-Otto Ehrström, pianist and vocal coach from Finnish National Opera in Helsinki

    Stage director: Ivar Tindberg

    Orchestra coaches:
    1st violin: Maxim Brilinsky, leader of the 1st violin section, Wiener Philharmoniker
    2nd violin: Miriam Bergset, Ensemble Allegria, freelance violinist
    Viola: James Opie, co-principal viola, Royal Swedish Opera Orchestra in Stockholm
    Cello: Kati Raitinen, solo cello, Royal Swedish Opera Orchestra in Stockholm
    Double bass: Patrick Wilder, co-principal double bass, The Norwegian Opera & Ballet
    Woodwind:
    Karl-Heinz Schütz, solo flute Wiener Philharmoniker
    Steffen Blindheim, solo english horn and oboe, Malmö Symphony Orchestra
    Brass: Rune Brodahl, solo horn, The Norwegian Opera & Ballet

    Apply by 29th January
    Do you wish to be one of the 25 young orchestra musicians in our academy orchestra? Or are you a young singer, conductor or repetiteur?

    DATES AND PLACE
    24th of June – 1st of July: Singers, repetiteurs and conductors
    27th of June – 1st of July: Musicians of the academy orchestra

    Place: Oseana Art and Cultural Center, south of Bergen

    Accommodation: The veteran ship M/S Sunnhordland. A short walking distance to Oseana.

    Read more about the academy here

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