About Young Philharmonics

Young Philharmonic is a unique program for young classical musicians up to 19 years old who dream of becoming professional orchestra musicians.

Through national auditions, an orchestra of nearly 80 young musicians is assembled. They first gather for an intense rehearsal period in the summer, where they work on a major orchestral piece under the direction of a highly profiled conductor. Alongside orchestra rehearsals, participants receive instruction and guidance from a variety of musicians from the Oslo Philharmonic.

In the fall, the orchestra reunites for a project week, this time at the Oslo Concert Hall. There, they share the stage with the Oslo Philharmonic in an extra-large and spectacular symphony orchestra, where young and professional musicians sit side by side. The fall gathering concludes with a concert for a full house at the Oslo Concert Hall.

Through collaboration with the Oslo Philharmonic, participants have an outstanding opportunity to develop both personally and musically. Meeting some of the foremost performers in the professional music scene creates an inspiring learning environment, providing young musicians with unique insight into what is required at the highest level.

Young Philharmonics aims to contribute so that young talents can succeed as future professional musicians.