Music Competitions Norway

Music Competitions Norway is a network of international music competitions taking place 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.

 

Top of the World International Piano Competition
Location: Tromsø

Discipline: Piano

Frequency: Every other year

Next competition: 2021

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 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: 12-15 oct 2020 (violin)

Age limit: 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.