THE SUMMER AWARDS CONCERT

The audience was treated to inspiring piano performances by Philip Field, 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. We enjoyed return performances by piano students from South Valley Arts including  Edy August, Jaleel Davidson, Jalen Butler and Amru Ayinde. All the young performers, show incredible promise.

​​​The Spunky Norwegian Foundation ​​
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The Inez S. Bull Foundation


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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.
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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 at Merkin Hall in the Kauffman Center in New York. Joshua Kolesar from St. Mary's, PA played two piano pieces .South Valley Arts students and alumni performed on piano, flute and oboe as well as performing vocally.  Pianist Darius Philips was presented a certificate and scholarship check as the New Jersey Young Musician of the Year.


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.

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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 64th Annual Summer Awards Concert was held on SUNDAY, JULY 16, 2017

in Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center.


Congratulations to our Scholarship Winners Kaitlyn, Amru and Brianna!