Princess Astrid International Music Competition

Deadline: 05/04/2024
Location: Trondheim, Norway
Disciplines: Violin
From: 09/09/2024 To: 12/09/2024

Application rules:

In order tosubmit an application,the candidate must fill out the online application form

The applicant must give mandatory information such as name, date of birth, nationality, address, e-mail, as well as upload a CV, biography, artist picture and two application videos.

Application fee:

A nonrefundable application fee of 25 EUR is to be paid upon submitting the application.


First Prize 160 000 NOK
Second Prize 50 000 NOK
Third Prize 25 000 NOK


First round (with piano accompaniment)

Choose one of the following sonatas by W.A. Mozart:

Sonata No. 18 in G major, K.301
Sonata in E flat major, K. 302
Sonata in C Major, K. 303
Sonata No. 21 in E minor, K.304
Sonata No. 22 in A major, K.305
(Please play all repeats.)

J.S. Bach: Sonatas and Partitas. (Choose approximately 5 minutes of music).

Kaija Saariaho: Nocturne.

Second round:

Choose one of the following sonatas by Edvard Grieg:

Violin Sonata No. 1 in F major, Op. 8
Violin Sonata No. 2 in G major, Op. 13
Violin Sonata No. 3 in C minor, Op. 45

A virtuoso solo violin piece of own choice, (without piano accompaniment).
The two worksshould have a total duration of approximately 30 minutes.


Choose between the violin concerto of Sibelius, Mendelssohn, Tchaikovsky, Brahms, and Korngold.

Choose a contrasting piece, or movement from a concerto, for violin and orchestra*.

The music should have a non-romantic character.
Duration: 10-15 minutes.

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