Valdres Sommersymfoni
Photos by Tom Henning Bratlie
World-class musicians performing in unique surroundings
An extraordinary musical experience

Valdres Sommersymfoni (Summer Symphony) has, since its beginning in 1994, slowly established itself as one of the most exciting classical music festivals in Norway. The festival features around 30 public concerts each year and retrieves soloists and chamber musicians from around the world. Musicians such as Truls Mørk and Maxim Rysanov, Stephen Kovacevich, Vilde Frang, Itamar Golan and Henning Kraggerud has recently visited the festival.

It's also the largest course in classical music for young musicians between 6 and 28 years in northern Europe. The festival and course take place in beautiful Valdres during the last week of June.

Jernbanevegen 22

2900 Fagernes


+47 996 90 736


Established in 1994

Unique venues

The concerts take place all around the beautiful Valdres region, with its center in Fagernes. The venues range from the outdoor amphitheater at the local museum to unique and intimate churches, chapels and art galleries around the region.

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Valdres Summer Symphony has, since its beginning in 1994, slowly established itself as one of the most exciting classical music festivals in Norway.
30 concerts in 15 different venues
30 public concerts

The festival features around 30 public concerts each year and retrieves soloists and chamber musicians from around the world, with Norwegian and International stars performing at unique venues.

Courses for young musicians

The festival is combined with the largest course in classical music for young musicians between 6 and 28 years in northern Europe.

15 different venues

During the festival, the concerts are held on several different venues all over Valdres, ranging from stave churches to art galleries and small mountain farms.

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