How to apply for Birgit Nilsson Master Class

Application for
at the Birgit Nilsson Concerthall, Kulturhuset Ravinen
7 – 11 August 2022

In connection with the Birgit Nilsson Days 2022 a Birgit Nilsson Master Class for singers will be held on 7 – 11 August with the Swedish Court singer Hillevi Martinpelto in collaboration with pianist Elisabeth Boström and assisting pianist Jacob Lidåkra. The tuition will focus on opera arias and romances and end with a closing concert at the Birgit Nilsson Concerthall, Kulturhuset Ravinen, on 11 August. 

Saturday August 6 at 2 p.m the participants are welcomed to visit the Birgit Nilsson Museum, with exhibition and a tour in Birgit´s childhood home. The visit will be concluded with a dinner at 6 p.m in the Stablecafé.

Location: Birgit Nilsson Museum, Birgit Nilsson väg 27, SE-269 91 Båstad, Sweden. May be live streamed. 

Dates: 6– 11 August. Arriving date 6 August. Closing concert on 11 August

Song coach:  Hillevi Martinpelto 

Pianist: Elisabeth Boström

Ass. pianist: Jacob Lidåkra

Application: Submit a short description of yourself, your merits and song samples of at least one opera aria and one romance and a preliminary repertoire list for the Master class to 

The application must reach us on 15 April at the latest.
The decision regarding participation will be announced on 1 May.

Target group: Professional singers and singers who have graduated from a music academy and/or an opera academy. The group is limited to 8 participants. 

Course fee: 10.000 SEK. Breakfast and single room accommodation 6 – 12 August at the Apelrydsskolan, Båstad plus lunch included in the course fee. Selected participants have to make a part payment of 2,000 SEK on 15 May at the latest (non-refundable). The remaining fee must be paid on 15 June.  

Language: Teaching in Swedish/English 

Audience: 8 – 10 August

Stipends: Addresslist to scholarship funds

The event is a collaboration between the Birgit Nilsson Society and Birgit Nilsson Museum