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Wilhelm Stenhammar International Music Competition

Wilhelm Stenhammar International Music Competition 2022

The Wilhelm Stenhammar International Music Competition, or WSIMC, was inaugurated in June 2006 with King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia as guests of honor. Since then the competition has been held every two years. The competition has an obligatory part where the contestants must perform a work by Wilhelm Stenhammar. Since 2012 there is given a special prize for the best Stenhammar interpretation.

Sweden has previously not had an international music competition for classical music, even thou it´s a large and vibrant branch of the musical world. International music festivals have mostly been aimed at rock and pop music.

Through the Wilhelm Stenhammar International Music Competition singers and audience get contacts all over the world. Young singers get a chance to introduce themselves, which can be helpful, to start their career. The Swedish singers are encouraged to conquer, and be compared, with other international singers.

The finalists in the competition can be offered different engagements. The engagements will be added after the competition but one engagement is always offered through the Norrköping Symphony Orchestra.

The Wilhelm Stenhammar Foundation was founded in 2005 by Edla Stenhammar, Olof Stenhammar, Sonja Stenhammar, Olof Svenfelt and Norrköping Municipality.

The foundation is non-profit. The gifts and grants received by the foundation and any revenue are used for the purposes of the music competitions. Funds donated are managed and used in accordance with the wishes of the respective donors, within the framework of the foundation’s activities.

  • Application Deadline Date: February 15, 2022


June 9 - 17, 2022


All Day

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Norrköping, Sweden


Wilhelm Stenhammar Foundation
+46 11 21 86 68
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  • Application Deadline Date: February 15, 2022
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