We encourage young singers from all over the world to apply for an exclusive international Masterclass with the Norwegian soprano and artist Lise Davidsen, joined by the renowned chamber musician and pianist James Baillieu, in Bergen, Norway on May 28th 2023.  


The International Masterclass for young singers is a collaboration between the Bergen International Festival, The Grieg Academy – Department of Music (UiB), and the Norwegian Academy of Music.

This masterclass will give seven young singers the opportunity to work with the Norwegian soprano Lise Davidsen, one of the most beloved and celebrated musicians and personalities of our time. Lise Davidsen is the artist in residence at the 2023 Bergen International Festival.

The Masterclass will be open to the public as part of the 2023 Bergen International Festival programme, in Bergen, Norway.

Venue: The University Aula 

The working sessions 
The participants get 20 min individual instruction with Lise Davidsen, where she will focus on interpretation. The singers are asked to prepare one of the three art songs from their chosen repertoire. 

The working sessions will be held in English, and Lise Davidsen is looking forward to meet you.

Who can apply?

Educational requirements: Admitted and active students at a higher music educational institution are welcome to apply. 
Age: 30 years old and younger
Registration fee: None


Applicants are asked to fill out this application form with attachments and links -  submit by January 31st 2023, at 23:59 CET.

Required attachments:

• CV and a letter of motivation

• Video recorded performances of 3 lieder by Grieg, Sibelius and/or Strauss. Original language is requiredThe three songs must be uploaded to YouTube or equivalent streaming platform. Read more about the recording and uploading requirements here

Requirements for participation:

• You must be able to be in Bergen on the 28th of May 2023. Please note that travel and accommodation costs are covered by the participants.

• You must agree to feature in our promo material on our social media and web pages.



Three lieder of your choice from the repertoire of Edvard Grieg, Richard Strauss and Jean Sibelius. Original language is required. 


Get in touch if you have any questions about the masterclass.