Prizes

Read more about the prizes of the competition.

Prizes*

1st prize:           30.000 euro
2nd prize:          20.000 euro
3rd prize:          10.000 euro

Best performance of Christian Blom's Butterfly may be given after the 2nd Round: 1.000 euro
• Best performance of a substantial work for piano solo by Edvard Grieg may be given after the Semi-final: 2.500 euro
• Audience prize after the Final: 1.000 euro
• Orchestra's prize after the Final: 1.000 euro
• Semi-finalist prize: 1.000 euro
• All competitors who do not advance to the 2nd round, Semi-final or Final round will be given the opportunity to play on a concert in Hordaland county or the city of Bergen, receiving a fee of 500 euro. The fee will be paid according to Norwegian tax regulations.

* The prizes will be paid according to Norwegian tax regulations.

1st prize also includes:
• An engagement as a festival artist at the Lofoten Piano Festival 2018
• An invitation to perform a piano concerto with the Stavanger Symphony Orchestra in the Stavanger Concert Hall 2017-2018
• An invitation to perform a chamber concert arranged by the Trondheim Symphony Orchestra 2017–2018
• A solo recital in the Oslo University Aula at the Oslo Grieg Festival June 2017
• An invitation to perform a chamber concert at the Lillenorge Festival in Berlin May 2017
• An engagement for a number of public concerts at Troldhaugen during the summer of 2017 as "Pianist of the Week" (minimum 25 minutes of Grieg)
• A CD recording on the label Naxos or Grand Piano (repertoire to be decided by mutual agreement between the winner and Naxos)
• Henle Urtext Prize: 500 Euro in sheet music from Henle Verlag, and a 200 Euro voucher for the digital Henle Library www.henle-library.com

2nd prize also includes:
• Henle Urtext Prize: 300 Euro in sheet music from Henle Verlag, and a 200 Euro voucher for the digital Henle Library www.henle-library.com

3rd prize also includes:
• Henle Urtext Prize: 200 Euro in sheet music from Henle Verlag, and a 200 Euro voucher for the digital Henle Library www.henle-library.com

Other prizes:
• The AAF Award from the Alink-Argerich Foundation: Financial contribution (1500 Euro), international publicity, support and practical assistance for the realisation of a next step in the award winner’s career. The AAF Award will be awarded to one of the contestants who is not among the main prize winners of the competition.

The Kristian Gerhard Jebsen Foundation is the main sponsor and the exclusive private contributor to the competition.

 

 

The final contestants will play in the Grieg Hall in Bergen. (Bergen Tourist Board/Willy Haraldsen)