Famous pieces or magnificent symphonies – in the hands of VÄGUS the music always is performed with the unmistakable desire and energy that has become their special characteristic. And the symphony orchestra is constantly renewed, only conductor Simon Kim Phipps has been with since its inception in 2000. The musicians are between the ages of 13 and 20, and for many, VÄGUS becomes a memory for life.
Each spring and autumn term, the orchestra gathers for a couple of weekends for intensive rehearsals. The days are filled with fun and community and with our help we have instructors from the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra and the Gothenburg Opera. When the weekend is over, you are guaranteed longing for next time! Every semester, VÄGUS goes on tour and gives concerts for both adults and children.
VÄGUS Autumn Concert
Over 200 young people on stage when Mahler's magnificent "Resurrection Symphony" is performed by Västra Götaland's Youth Symphony Orchestra, choir and conductor Simon Kim Phipps!
VÄGUS Winter Concert
Irresistible entertainment with Västra Götaland’s Youth Symphony Orchestra and conductor Simon Kim Phipps.
Apply to the orchestra
As musicians move on to other assignments, new members are given the chance to experience the VÄGUS life with rehearsals, camp weekends and touring the region. Being part of a symphony orchestra with 80 of Västra Götaland’s best young musicians is a feeling out of the ordinary.
It requires a great deal of commitment, self-responsibility and interest from you who are part of VÄGUS and you are required to do a great deal on your own. You should be aged 14-20 and have come a long way in your musical development.
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- Week 9 (application opens week 4)
Together despite the pandemic!
The 2020-2021 season did not turn out as we had hoped. Like all other orchestras, we could not play together due to the pandemic. So we decided instead to make recordings from the places we were at and combine it with the concert we did in the Concert Hall in January 2020. Here you can watch how it turned out!
Masterclass with Victoria Stjerna
Develop your musicality with us
Musicians from Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, professional educators and singers inspire you in the Concert Hall - guaranteed energy injections where you get to know even more people who love music.