Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Visit to Ole Bull Academy


The Ole Bull Academy is an institute for advanced studies of Norwegian folk music, located in Voss. It is named after the renowned Norwegian violin virtuoso Ole Bull (1810-1880), who lived in the Bergen area.

I am currently accompanying a group of music students from Bergen University College on their residency at the Ole Bull Academy. OBA is an important institution in the field of folk music, since it is estimated that more than 14,000 students have learned from its various programs. Nowadays it offers a specialized degree in traditional folk music performance.

Here is the institution’s website:

Here is a link for more information about Voss, Norway:

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