Trondheim Symfoniorkester & Opera hosts the 21st edition of Princess Astrid International Music Competition.

Final concert: 18 November 2021 at 19:30 CET in Olavshallen, Trondheim
Discipline: Violin
Jury Leader: Julian Rachlin


  • 1st prize: 160 000 NOK (approximately 15 000 €) and a soloist engagement with Trondheim Symfoniorkester & Opera. A recital in Bergen in cooperation with The International Edvard Grieg Piano Competition.
  • 2nd prize: 50 000 NOK
  • 3rd prize: 25 000 NOK

In addition "Finn Audun Oftedal Memorial Scholarship" will be awarded the best Norwegian candidate.

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Princess Astrid International Music Competition is held biennially, 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.

Member of World Federation of International Music Competitions.


Åse Våg Aaknes, project manager

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