The 22nd edition of Princess Astrid International Music Competition was held 15 - 18 Aug 2022
The WINNER of Princess Astrid International Music Competition 2022 is
Alvin Ho (29, Hong Kong/Great Britain), won the 1st prize of 160 000 NOK and a concert engagement with TSO.
Described as “a thoughtful musician, extremely well prepared and meticulous in his approach” by the late Bernard Haitink, Alvin was recently named Assistant Conductor of Naples Philharmonic Orchestra (FL, USA). He also enjoys a close relationship with Riccardo Muti, whom selected him as a student in 2018 and regularly invites him to observe his rehearsals with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. The 1st prize is 160 000 NOK (approximately 15 000 €), and a concert engagement with Trondheim Symfoniorkester & Opera.
Toby Thatcher (33, Great Britain/Australia), won the 2nd prize of 50 000 NOK.
Junping Qian (32, China), won the 3rd prize of 25 000 NOK.
Tom Ole Elgsaas (32) as the best Norwegian candidate wins "Finn Audun Oftedals memorial scholarship" of 10 000 NOK.
WATCH THE FINAL CONCERT
Period: 2024, dates TBA
Age limit: Below 30 years at the time of the competition
Location: Trondheim, Norway
- 160 000 NOK (approximately 15 000 €)
- A concert engagement with Trondheim Symfoniorkester & Opera
- 50 000 NOK
- 25 000 NOK
In addition "Finn Audun Oftedal Memorial Scholarship" is awarded the best Norwegian candidate.
Princess Astrid International Music Competition is held biennially, with disciplines alternating between violin and conducting. Trondheim Symfoniorkester & Opera is the organizer, and Her Highness Princess Astrid Mrs Ferner of Norway is patron of the competition. The competition is supported by the Norwegian Ministry of Culture.
Åse Våg Aaknes, project manager
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