Read more about the prizes of the 2018 competition.
1st prize: 30.000 euro
2nd prize: 20.000 euro
3rd prize: 10.000 euro
• Prize for best performance of Synne Skouen's commissioned piece "sul g." performed in the 2nd Round may be given after the 2nd Round: 1.500 euro
• Prize for best performance of a complete opus originally written for solo piano by Edvard Grieg performed in the 2nd Round or in the Semi-final may be given after the Semi-final: 3.000 euro
• Audience prize after the Final: 1.000 euro
• Orchestra's prize after the Final: 1.000 euro
• Semi-finalist prize: 1.500 euro
1st prize also includes:
• An invitation to perform a piano concerto with the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra in the Oslo Concert Hall
• An invitation to perform a piano concerto with the Stavanger Symphony Orchestra in the Stavanger Concert Hall
• An invitation to perform a piano concerto with the Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra in the Kilden Concert Hall in Kristiansand
• An engagement with Trondheimsolistene in Trondheim
• An engagement as a festival artist at the Lofoten Piano Festival 2020
• An engagement for a number of public concerts at Troldhaugen during the summer of 2019 as "Pianist of the Week"
Other engagements for finalists:
• One of the three finalists will receive an invitation to the Røros Winter Chamber Music Festival (ViB) in March 2019, to perform chamber music with members of the KonstKnekt mentoring program. KonstKnekt is a unique collaboration between ViB, Kavlifondet and The Karajan Academy of The Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. The candidate is chosen by representatives from ViB/KonstKnekt after the Final
• Grieg Competition is a member of the Steinway Prize Winner Concerts Network, and one of the three finalists will play a Steinway Prizewinner Concert at the Musikfreunde Kiel, Germany, February 19th 2019. More concerts are under negotiation.
Competitors who do not advance to Round 2, and competitors who advance to Round 2, but do not advance to the Semi-final, will be given the opportunity to play on a concert in the Hordaland County or in the city of Bergen, receiving a fee of 500 euro. Read more here.
All prizes and fees will be paid according to Norwegian tax regulations.
The foundation Stiftelsen Kristian Gerhard Jebsen is the main sponsor and the exclusive private contributor to the competition.