Polstjärnekursen Nordic Edition 2022/23

The course offers you

  • individual lessons – at least one lesson on your instrument in both November and January – and ensemble lessons from prominent instructors
  • to play, develop and perform together with 80 of the Nordic region’s foremost young musicians, including during Polstjärnefestivalen
  • the chance to participate at the Polstjärnepriset master classes, the competition and get a good insight of the build-up of the competition
  • the opportunity to be auditioned before the jury “outside the competition”, an opportunity for important feedback and real-life experience
  • daily rehearsals in one or several of the Polstjärnepriset ensembles and orchestras
  • to participate in the Polstjärnepriset internal concerts and at the Polstjärnefestivalen, in various ensemble and orchestra formations
  • to play together with Gothenburg symphony orchestra during the day of the finals

The Polstjärnekursen is divided into two periods, November 3-6 2022 and January 2-6 2023.

The content of the Polstjärnedagarna

During the Polstjärnepriset period in November, we focus on development, inspiration and preparation. You’ll get individual lessons and have the chance to play together with the other participants of the course, but also from the competition. Some participants already perform at festival concerts in Vänersborg.

The days of the competition and the Polstjärnefestival

During January, you’ll have lessons, individually and in ensembles and participate in our internal performances or at the Polstjärnepriset concerts during the Polstjärnefestivalen. You perform with your ensemble and / or with one of the orchestras.

On January 6, we’ll mount Polstjärnefestivalen, and present the winner in a capital in the Nordic region. The city will be decided before the summer vacations of 2023. After the competition, you make your own arrangements to travel home. At the end of August 2023, the Polstjärnepriset participants and winner meet up in Stockholm, to perform at the Baltic Sea Festival (Östersjöfestivalen), one of the largest festivals in the Nordic region.