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The Queen Sonja International Music Competition
The Queen Sonja International Music Competition
ABOUT THIS COMPETITION
The Queen Sonja International Music Competition is a prestigious competition, held 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.
MAIN OFFICE
Universitetsgaten 14
0164 Oslo
NORWAY
+47 22 99 21 05
WEBSITE
ELIGIBILITY
Singers of all nationalities born in 1989 or later are eligible to apply for the 2021 Competition. All applicants must apply using the electronic application form, which will be available on the Competition's website. The application must include video footage of two self-chosen operatic arias of contrasting styles. Attention should be paid to sound and picture quality. The combined recordings should not be more than 10 minutes long. Additionally, applicants must provide a repertoire list consisting of 10 works, a copy of their passport, an updated CV, and a digital photo.
ARTISTIC DISCIPLINE(S)
Voice
DETAILS
Travel Covered? No
Frequency Biennial
First prize €10,000 to €50,000
Smallest prize Less than €5,000
Jury chair(s) Birgitta Svendén, CEO, the Royal Opera, Stockholm, Sweden
Additional jurors TBD
Jury size 6 to 10
Application deadline April 1, 2021
SEMIFINALS (live rounds)
Sunday, August 15, 2021, the Norwegian Academy of Music, Oslo, Norway
FINALS (live rounds)
Friday, August 20, 2021, the Norwegian National Opera & Ballet, Oslo, Norway
COMPETITION OPEN TO THE PUBLIC?
Semifinals Semifinals streamed
Finals Finals streamed
PAST COMPETITION WINNERS
2019 Sergey Kaydalov, baritone (Russia)
2017 Seungju Mario Bahg, tenor (South Korea)
2015 Lise Davidsen, soprano (Norway)
2013 Kristina Mkhitaryan, soprano (Russia)
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