At the Drop-in concerts in the Grieghallen foyer, students at the Grieg Academy take centre stage to shine in a relaxed setting, often in interplay with their teachers.

These short daytime concerts are a good introduction to classical music, with a low threshold to experience something entirely new. The programme is varied - from classical works to contemporary music and even new works composed by the students themselves.

‘Young people who choose music as a profession are brave – and completely necessary for the continued life of our music heritage. At the Bergen International Festival, these skilful students will have their own living and visible platform, and we hope that we can contribute to both inspire and recruit further’, says Bergen International Festival director Anders Beyer.