Oslo Chamber Music Festival 14–20 August 2016 - Oslo, Norway - Major music festivals - Festivals - What's on? - visitoslo.com

Oslo Chamber Music Festival

14–20 August 2016 at various venues in Oslo

In August every year world-class chamber ensembles and soloists gather in the Norwegian capital. Through Oslo Chamber Music Festival they wish to spread chamber music to a broader audience than those who usually attend these concerts.


the human voice is an important theme of the this year's festival. You can hear great soloists like Marianne Beate Kielland, Guri Egge, Lina Johnson, Håvard Stensvold, Anders J. Dahlin and Audun Iversen, as well as the four capital city choirs Ars Nova Copenhagen, Eric Ericssons Kammarkör, Helsinki Kammarkör and the Norwegian Soloist Choir visiting the festival as part of the Nordic Choir Expedition.

The festival also presents artists like Festival Strings Lucerne & Arabella Steinbacher, Angela Cheng, Vox Luminis, Pinchas Zukerman, Van Kuijk Quartet, Amanda Forsyth, Trondheim Barokk and many more ... 

See the whole programme


Single tickets for each concert. The ticket sales for Oslo Chamber Music Festival usually open in May/June.

About the festival

The main man behind Oslo Chamber Music Festival is Norway's acclaimed violinist Arve Tellefsen. He was the initiator of the first festival in 1989. Since then Oslo Chamber Music Festival has been an annual event, with Arve Tellefsen as artistic director.

Over ten summer days, Oslo's inhabitants and visitors can enjoy top-class chamber music from Norwegian and international musicians. The festival takes pride in always presenting young talents in addition to the established stars. Among the young talents who performed at the first festival were Truls Mørk and Ole Edvard Antonsen, both of whom have later gained international acclaim.

In addition to pleasing the ear with beautiful music, Oslo Chamber Music Festival is also something for the eye. The festival gives you a chance to see some of Oslo's most beautiful concert venues, including places that are not usually open for the public. Historical gems such as the Akershus Castle Church, the University Aula, Gamle Logen, Oscarshall, the chapel at the Royal Palace and the medieval church Gamle Aker have been used through the festival's first 20 years.

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