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to our

2017 Scholarship Recipients

Kaitlyn, Amru

and Brianna!

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The audience was treated to inspiring piano performances by Philip Field, Zach Hoffman, Liam Kaplan, and Allan Mullgrav, Jr.  Dee Jackson Field and Imania Women's Chorus sang an original arrangement of "The Herd Girl's Sunday" by Ole Bull. 

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Dr. Inez Stewart Bull and her mother, Aurora Stewart Bull, established the Ole Bull Music Festival and Awards Concert to honor the memory of their relative,  Norwegian violinist, composer and folk hero, Ole Bornemann Bull.  

The annual Festival, held in Pennsylvania each fall, and the Summer Awards Concert held in New York, NY, provide opportunities for young people to perform and receive recognition for their work, and to network with other young musicians from within and outside of their communities.  Inez dedicated her life, not only to music, but also to nurturing, educating and mentoring children and to improving Norwegian-American relations.  The Foundation is proud to continue her traditions. By attending our concerts, you can support the arts AND enjoy great performances.


​​Our 65th Annual Summer Awards Concert will be held 

4:00 pm SUNDAY, JUNE 24, 2018

​in Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center

129 West 67th Street, New York, New York.

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​​​The Inez S. Bull Foundation



Record Turnout for 63rd Ole Bull Music Festival Summer Awards Concert

​New York City, Sunday, July 10, 2016,

The work put in by our board members brought more student performers from Pennsylvania than we've seen in a long time. We also got some new students from New Jersey.

Lynn Nicklas, Board Chair, received the Foundation's Lifetime Achievement Award for her continued service and dedication to the legacy of Dr. Inez Bull. Retiring Board member Nancy Pi-Sunyer received the Spirit of Norway Award.

62nd Ole Bull Awards Concert a Great Success

New York City, July 2015

On Sunday, July 12, 2015, we saw  outstanding performances by  young musicians from Pennsylvania, East Orange, and Montclair New Jersey. Joshua Kolesar from St. Mary's, PA played two piano pieces. South Valley Arts students and alumni performed on piano, flute, oboe and voice, with return performances by piano students Edy August, Jaleel Davidson, Jalen Butler and Amru Ayinde. Pianist Darius Philips was presented a certificate and scholarship check as the New Jersey Young Musician of the Year.

​Brently Bartlett (oboe) ans Shiqun Ou (flute), recipients of the Inez S. Bull and  Ole Bull Scholarships,  also performed.

Ragnar Moen. long time friend and supporter of Inez and her work, received the Spirit of Norway Award. Ragnar has recently completed a self-published biography of Inez called Inez Bull: A Musical Bull Story.