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:

Trondheim International Chamber Music Competition

Location: Trondheim

Discipline: Chamber Music

Frequency: Every other year

Next competition: 21-25 September 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: 26 Aug -3 Sept 2022

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 composer Edvard Grieg's home. Situated in Troldhaugen, candidates and audience have the unique opportunity to experience Grieg´s music in the very surroundings it was created. 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: Final concert 20 November 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: Final concert 18 November 2021 (violin)

Age limit: below 31 for the 2021 competition, due to Covid-19 postponement. (Normally below 30. Below 35 for conductors).

More information: www.tso.no/competition

Established in 1953, the biennial competition hosted by the Trondheim Symfoniorkester & Opera rotates between violin and conducting. Assembling a world wide scope of young talents as well as a distinguished jury, Princess Astrid IMC provides career opportunities to its participants and high quality concerts to its audience. Princess Astrid, Mrs Ferner of Norway is patron of the competition.

Top of the World International Piano Competition

Location: Tromsø

Discipline: Piano

Frequency: Every other year

Next competition: Not decided

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.