Fredrik Ekdahl is the principal bassoonist of the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra and previously held the same position with the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra. He is also a regular guest principal with orchestras including the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, the Australian Chamber Orchestra and the London Symphony Orchestra with conductors such as Claudio Abbado, Bernhard Haitink and Sir Simon Rattle. Ekdahl has previously been teaching at the Royal College of Music, Stockholm and has held master classes at the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Stuttgart, The Royal Conservatoire Antwerp, the Beijing Conservatory of Music and the Australian National Academy of Music, as well as teaching annually at the Voksenåsen Summer Academy in Oslo. Since 2022 Fredrik Ekdahl is professor of bassoon at the HfM Trossingen.

Since 2006, Audun Halvorsen, is Principal Bassoon in Danish National Symphony Orchestra in Copenhagen, a position he also held in NDR Sinfonieorchester, Hamburg (2011), Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra (2005-2006) and in Norrköping Symphony Orchestra (2001-2007). As a guest Audun has played with orchestras such as London Symphony Orchestra, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra and so forth. Audun is currently teaching bassoon at The Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen and at the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo.

The winds course is from 30. July – 3. August. Deadline to apply is April 7th, 2024!

Read more about Voksenåsen Summer Academy and apply here!