The International Edvard Grieg Piano Competition
Edvard Grieg Museum Troldhaugen has the great pleasure of inviting pianists and visitors from all over the world to the 15th International Edvard Grieg Piano Competition which is organized by the Edvard Grieg Museum Troldhaugen and will be held in Bergen, Norway, 2-10 September 2016. The Competition is open to all pianists of all nationalities born in the years 1983-1999. Selection and participation in the Competition is conditional on a candidate submitting the required documents and recordings by: 2 May 2016 at 4.00 pm.
All application documents (or translations thereof) must be submitted in Norwegian, English or German by: 2 May 2016 at 4.00 pm. Applications that are either late or incomplete will not be accepted. Submitted application materials will not be returned. Candidates will be notified of the receipt of their applications. Each application will be assessed by the Admissions Committee, which is comprised of renowned Norwegian musicians. Those candidates who have been selected to participate in the Competition will be notified by: On or before 15 May 2016.
Please send your application by e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please provide the following information:
1. Your full name
2. Your name as you want it to appear in the competition program
3. Present citizenship
4. Postal address
5. Phone numbers (including your mobile number if applicable)
6. E-mail address
7. Please specify whether you need an invitation letter in order to obtain a Visa to the EU/Schengen area.
8. Link(s) to the pre-qualification video(s) (maximum duration: 25 minutes, see the Repertoire section for requirements)
Do also include the following attachments:
1. A copy of your passport (to prove your date of birth)
2. Your CV
3. Program for all rounds of the competition, including the pre-qualification video(s), together with durations of each piece
4. A high-resolution photo (please write the name of the photographer if he or she wishes to be credited)
The pre-qualification video(s) should be posted on YouTube as "unlisted" or "public", but not "private". By appointment with the competition you may also send the video(s) by a file sending service or as a DVD by ordinary mail. It is possible to use different recordings for different pieces (live recordings are also accepted), as soon as the required repertoire is included. Editing within one piece is not allowed.
For the application to be considered, an application fee of EURO 100 must be paid together with your application. The application fee will be refunded to the selected participants who take part in the Competition in Bergen. The application fee may be paid by Paypal to: email@example.com or to our bank account:
Account name: KODE Kunstmuseene i Bergen
Bank address: DNB NOR Bank asa,
0021 Oslo, Norway
IBAN: NO49 5082 0754 228 BIC (Swift): DNBANOKK.
Please mark your payment "Grieg Competition". If you are not certain that the application fee will be credited by 2 May 2016, you may include a receipt of the payment with your application, evidencing payment prior to the application deadline. Your application and application fee must arrive at Troldhaugen by 4.00 pm CEST on 2 May 2016. We will send you an e-mail confirmation upon receipt of your complete application.
- Leif Ove Andsnes
- Marianna Shirinyan
- Einar Steen-Nøkleberg
- Ya Fei-Chuang
- Antonio Pompa-Baldi
- Jan Jiracek von Arnim
- Hiroko Nakamura
The Jury assesses the interpretations of each competitor on the basis of the Jury Rules, which will be made public prior to the Competition. The Jury awards regulation prizes, special prizes and distinctions. In addition, an Audience Prize and an Orchestra's Prize will be awarded in the Final Round of the Competition.
The finalists will be awarded the following prizes:
|First Prize||30.000 euro|
|Second Prize||20.000 euro|
|Third Prize||10.000 euro|
The Jury’s decisions are final and not subject to appeal. All questions: firstname.lastname@example.org