Trondheim Symfoniorkester

MUSIC COMPETITIONS NORWAY

MUSIC COMPETITIONS NORWAY is a network of international music competitions in Norway. In addition to being a platform for exchanging ideas and experiences, the network seek to increase interest in, and knowledge about, music competitions as a whole.


MEMBERS:

Top of the World International Piano Competition

Location: Tromsø

Discipline: Piano

Frequency: Every other year

Next competition: 18 -24 June 2022

Age limit: 19-37

More information: www.topoftheworld.no

 

Taking place in magnificent Tromsø, Top of the World was arranged for the first time in 2009. It has since then become one of the most important classical music events in Northern Norway, attracting some of the best young pianists from all over the world, as well as a highly distinguished international jury.

 

Trondheim International Chamber Music Competition

Location: Trondheim

Discipline: Chamber Music

Frequency: Every other year

Next competition: 2021

Age limit: 16-35

More information: www.ticc.no

 

The competition takes place every other year and alternates between presenting string quartets and piano trios. An academy for the forthcoming year's ensemble type is arranged in the years between the competitions. The competition takes place during the Trondheim Chamber Music Festival, allowing both jury members and candidates to participate and contribute into the very special festival atmosphere.

  

The International Edvard Grieg Piano Competition

Location: Bergen

Discipline: Piano

Frequency: Every other year

Next competition: 17-25 September 2021

Age limit: 17-33

More information: www.griegcompetition.com

 

The International Edvard Grieg Piano Competition was founded in Oslo in 2000, by professor Einar Steen-Nøkleberg. In 2012 the competition moved to Bergen and Troldhaugen, composer Edvard Grieg's home. This gives candidates and audience the unique opportunity to experience Grieg´s music in the very surroundings where much of it was composed. The final concert takes place in Grieghallen with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra.

 

The Queen Sonja International Music Competition

Location: Oslo

Discipline: Voice

Frequency: Every other year

Next competition: 10 – 20 August 2021.

Age limit: 32

More information: www.qsimc.no

 

The Queen Sonja International Music Competition is a prestigious competition, held in Oslo every two years for singers from around the world. The competition is a platform for providing career opportunities for young singers and acts as a stepping-stone to the professional music world for young artists. It also acts as a bridge builder between the Norwegian and international music scenes.

Princess Astrid International Music Competition

Location: Trondheim

Discipline: Violin and conducting

Frequency: Every other year

Next competition: 2021 (violin)

Age limit: below 30, (35 for conductors)

More information: www.tso.no/competition


Established in 1953, this biennial competition hosted by the Trondheim Symfoniorkester & Opera rotates between violin and conducting. Assembling a world wide scope of talented candidates as well as a distinguished jury, this competition brings its audience engaging concerts of high quality. Princess Astrid, Mrs Ferner of Norway is patron of the competition.