Audience program

Free entrance to preliminary rounds, lectures, masterclass and more.

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  • There will be a free shuttle transport between Hop station at "Bybanen" and Troldhaugen
  • Audiences are invited to take part in the daily Listeners' Forum at Troldhaugen.
  • Lunch may be purchased at Restaurant Troldhaugen.

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AUDIENCE PROGRAM 2018 (program will be updated)
Free entrance to preliminary rounds, lectures, masterclass and more.

Saturday 1 September
Troldhaugen
1000-1240: 1st round, Troldsalen, 4 candidates
1240-1340: Lunch / Listeners’ forum (Rune Alver)
1340-1540: 1st round, 3 candidates
1540-1600: Fruits / Snacks
1600-1800: 1st round, 3 candidates
Free entrance to the rounds in Troldsalen and the Listeners' forum. Lunch may be purchased at Restaurant Troldhaugen.

Sunday 2 September
Troldhaugen
1000-1240: 1st round, Troldsalen, 4 candidates
1240-1340: Lunch / Listeners’ forum (Audun Kayser)
1340-1540: 1st round, 3 candidates
1540-1600: Fruits / Snacks
1600-1800: 1st round, 3 candidates
Free entrance to the rounds in Troldsalen and the Listeners' forum. Lunch may be purchased at Restaurant Troldhaugen.

Monday 3 September
Troldhaugen
1000-1240: 1st round, Troldsalen, 4 candidates
1240-1340: Lunch / Listeners’ forum (Rune Alver)
1340-1540: 1st round, 3 candidates
1540-1600: Fruits / Snacks
1600-1800: 1st round, 3 candidates
1800-1830: Listeners’ forum (Audun Kayser)
18.45-1900: Announcement of results
Free entrance to the rounds in Troldsalen and the Listeners' forum. Lunch may be purchased at Restaurant Troldhaugen.

Tuesday 4 September
Troldhaugen
0930-1210: 2nd round, Troldsalen, 4 candidates
1210-1310: Lunch / Listeners’ forum (Rune Alver with composer Synne Skouen)
1310-1550: 2nd round, 4 candidates
1550-1620: Fruits / Snacks
1620-1900: 2nd round, 4 candidates
1900-1930: Listeners’ forum (Audun Kayser)
1945-2000: Announcement of results
Free entrance to the rounds in Troldsalen and the Listeners' forum. Lunch may be purchased at Restaurant Troldhaugen.

19.00: Concerts in Hordaland county with the participants who did not enter the 2nd round. Venues: Kabuso, 'Knarvik kyrkje', 'Valestrand kutlurkyrkje', Oseana and 'Erdal kirke'.

Wednesday 5 September
Troldhaugen
1100-1400: Semi-final, Troldsalen, 3 candidates
1400-1500: Lunch
1500-1545: Listeners’ forum (Audun Kayser with soprano Hilde Sveen)
1600-1900: Semi-final, 3 candidates
1900-1930: Listeners’ forum (Rune Alver)
1945-2000: Announcement of results
Free entrance to the rounds in Troldsalen and the Listeners' forum. Lunch may be purchased at Restaurant Troldhaugen.

1130: Concert in the University Aula in Bergen with the participants who did not enter the Semi-final

Thursday 6 September
Boat trip to Rosendal Manor (Hardanger) with guided tour, concert and lunch.
0850-1055: Boat departure from Strandkaien (city centre)
1055-1130: Guided walk to Rosendal Manor through the English garden
1130-1200: Guided tour of the Manor
​1200-1245: Concert in “Røde Sal” by jury member Christian Ihle Hadland
​1300-1345: Lunch
1425-1620: Return to Bergen city centre by boat
Tickets NOK 800 for sale at info@griegcompetition.com

Friday 7 September
Troldhaugen
1000-1100: Guided tour at Troldhaugen by Grieg expert Eilif B. Løtveit
1100-1200: "Edvard Grieg and his music: Opportunities for the pianist."
Pianist Leif Ove Andsnes shares thoughts and experiences with Competition Director Sigurd Sverdrup Sandmo (Troldsalen).
1200-1330: Lunch for sale at the café at Troldhaugen
1330: Bus coach from Troldhaugen to the Grieg Academy

The Grieg Academy
1400-1700: Master class with pianist and jury member Leon McCawley
Free entrance

Håkonshallen
1930-: Solo recital with pianist Sergei Babayan
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Saturday 8 September
Trip to Ole Bull Museum Lysøen with guided tour, concert and lunch
1000-1040: Bus from Bergen Tourist Information at Strandkaien 3 (city centre), to Buena quai
1045: Shuttle boat from Buena quai to Ole Bull’s home “Lysøen”
1130-1300: “The Roots of Edvard Grieg: Ole Bull and Norwegian Folk Music”, concert by Nils Økland, Hardanger fiddle, and Einar Steen-Nøkleberg, piano. Introduction by Mari Lyssand
1300-1400: Lunch, traditional food from Norway
1410-1430: Shuttle boat from “Lysøen” to Buena quai
1430-1515: Bus from Buena quai back to Bergen
Tickets NOK 400 for sale at info@griegcompetition.com

Sunday 9 September
Grieghallen
1800-2000: Final with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
2000-2030: Voting for the Audience Prize
2030-2100: Announcement of winners, Prize Ceremony
Tickets for the Final: 495/445/365 NOK (children/students 100 NOK)
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The Kristian Gerhard Jebsen Foundation is the main sponsor and the exclusive private contributor to the competition.