Orkester Norden 2020

Orkester Norden 2020

Orkester Norden Lahti is welcoming you all to Lahti Finland on summer 2020. For the next 4 years city of Lahti is hosting Orkester Norden together with Association of the Finnish Lions Clubs.

Facts about Orkester Norden 2020:

Who can apply: Orkester Norden is a symphony orchestra for young musicians who are 15 to 26 years old when the orchestra meets.

You can join if you are a student at a conservatory in Scandinavia or the Baltic States, or if you are a citizen of one of these countries and attend a conservatory in another country.

Keep in mind that even if you do not meet all the eligibility criterias, we still encourage you to apply. You will be considered for any potential vacancies in the orchestra.

Application period  Monday 2.12.2019 – Monday 13.1.2020

Rehearsal period in Lahti 23.7. –1.8.2020 (23.7. being arrival date, rehearsals are held in Lahti Concert Hall from 24.7. onwards)

Tour dates 2.–7.8.2020 (last concert 6.8.in the evening)

Sunday 2.8. yet to be confirmed

Monday 3.8. Ristinkirkko church, Lahti, Finland (concert being part of Lahti Organ Festival)

Tuesday 4.8. ISME world conference, Helsinki

Thursday 6.8. Young Euro Classic-festival Berlin, Germany

Program 2020:  Nielsen: Symphony 4 / Mahler:  Symphony 1

First half of the concerts to be confirmed later, updated information can be found later www.orkesternorden.com

Conductor: Eivind Gullberg Jensen

Soloist: Jonathan Roozeman

Section instructors

1st violin,   Adam Grüchot, Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra

2nd violin, Arne Jørgen Øian, Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra

Viola, Mina Fred, Athelas Sinfonietta

Cello, Ilkka Uurtimo, Lahti Symphony Orchestra

Double bass, Michael Karlsson, The Royal Swedish Opera

Woodwinds, Viktor Wennesz, Danish Royal Life Guard Orchestra

Brass, Ingemar Roos, Norwegian Academy of Music

Percussion, Heikki Parviainen, The Finnish National Opera

How to apply

Applications materials have been updated for 2020. New materials can be requested from: https://www.orkesternorden.com/how-to-apply/

Fill in the application form here: https://forms.gle/5LAj1wEf7kbkN4Tw9

Once we have received your application form we will send you link to our video audition website with the application instructions. Your audition videos are reviewed and evaluated by our team of instructors. 

Other information

Like previous years participation in ON ’20 is free and travel during the rehearsal period/concert tour is included. We also provide daily meals and shared rooms during this time.

More practical info will be sent to you if you get an invitation to the orchestra.

NOTE: You must pay your own travel to Lahti/Finland and from Berlin/Germany.

Keep in mind that you can apply your local Lions Club for a travel grant. About the travel grant, contact the local Lions Club first. For more information about the travel grant you can contact Lions ON Coordinator in the Nordic countries:

Nordic NSR Coordinator, PID Tapani Rahko: trahko@kolumbus.fi

Sweden, Martin Enqvist: martin@enqvist.info

Norway, Kari Sandøy-Jarman: jarman@online.no

Denmark, Lisbeth Andreasen: lana@sonderborg.dk

Finland, Erkki Voutilainen: erkki.voutilainen@pp5.inet.fi

Iceland, Jóhanna Valdemarsdóttir: hannanuma@gmail.com

Contact information

Producer Henna Keihäs: orkesternorden.lahti@gmail.com or henna.keihas@lahti.fi  tel. +358 50 383 6551.