21st Princess Astrid International Music Competition


November 15 - 18, 2021


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Princess Astrid International Music Competition 2021

The 21st Princess Astrid International Music Competition for violin will take place in Trondheim, Norway between 15 and 18 November 2021.

Violinists of all nationalities below 31 years of age are invited to apply to enter the competition.

Julian Rachlin will serve as head of jury for the Princess Astrid International Music Competition in 2021.

Applications will open January 2021 and will close on 01 June 2021.

The Princess Astrid International Music Competition was established in 1953 and is the longest running music competition in Norway. Founder Finn Audun Oftedal, former chief conductor of Trondheim Symfoniorkester, wanted to create an arena where young Norwegian classical musicians to show their talent, and was successful in doing so. Several of the prize winners throughout the years have gone on to becoming internationally renowned musicians and soloists.

The 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 by 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.

Organized by the Trondheim Symfoniorkester & Opera, the competition is supported by the Norwegian Ministry of Culture.

  • Application Deadline Date: June 1, 2021


Trondheim, Norway




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