Oslo Chamber Music Festival
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 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.