Greetings from our new Competition Director

Dear artists, it is my great pleasure to welcome you to the 17th International Edvard Grieg Piano Competition in Bergen and at Troldhaugen, 17 to 25 September 2021.

Grieg said: “One must first be a human being. All true art grows out of that which is distinctively human”.

This last year has reminded us of how important the arts are to our community and to the human experience. You as musicians have the great responsibility and the great privilege of bringing people together through your work. This is what we celebrate here at the Grieg Competition.   

The first three rounds will be held at Edvard Grieg Museum Troldhaugen, Grieg’s picturesque and well-preserved home, in one of Norway’s finest chamber music halls. The final round will be held in the Grieg Hall, where three finalists will perform with The Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra.   

We have just passed the end of a very strange and unprecedented year. We really hope for 2021 to be different and filled with live encounters and music. We hope that we will be able to have you here in September and share your artistry with everyone.

Welcome – and best of luck to you all!

Christian Grøvlen,
Competition Director


Download pdf: Competition brochure