Princess Astrid International Music Competition 2022
Trondheim Symfoniorkester & Opera proudly presents the 22nd edition of Princess Astrid International Music Competition 2022.
Period: 15 – 18 AUG 2022
Age limit: Below 35 years at the time of the competition
Application closing date: 25 APRIL 2022
Location: Trondheim, Norway
Jury Leader:Han-Na Chang – Chief conductor, Trondheim Symfoniorkester & Opera.
Princess Astrid International Music Competition is held biennially, disciplines alternating between violin and conducting. Trondheim Symfoniorkester & Opera is the organizer, and Her Highness Princess Astrid Mrs Ferner of Norway is patron of the competition. The competition is supported by the Norwegian Ministry of Culture.
Former chief conductor of Trondheim Symfoniorkester, Finn Audun Oftedal, founded the competition in order to give young musicians an opportunity to show their talent. Several of the prize winners throughout the years have gone on to becoming internationally renowned musicians and soloists.
Princess Astrid International Music Competition enjoys the royal patronage of Princess Astrid, Mrs Ferner of Norway. The Princess has since 1956 shown the competition inestimable support not only through the patronage itself, but also in meeting the finalists, attending the finals and presenting the prizes. Decade after decade she continues to be an active patron and a wonderful ambassador of the competition.
In 2012 there were made two significant changes to the competition. Instead of disciplines rotating between most solo instruments, it was now decided to alternate between violin and conducting only. In addition the competition went from being national to becoming international. Still, the national perspective of founder Oftedal is kept relevant through the fact that Norwegian candidates now have the opportunity to measure themselves against peers from all over the world. Today the Princess Astrid IMC enjoys a growing presence on the international music competition scene.
- Application Deadline Date: April 25, 2022