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Talents and careers

We are constantly working to expose and support talents, mainly singers. Yet it is not only the stage that requires top achievements to arouse enthusiasm and applause.  

The Competition in 2015

The next Queen Sonja International Music Competition takes place in Oslo, Norway, from 12–21 August 2015. The application deadline is 1 April 2015, and we will be open for applications from 15 February. 

"The Competition opened many doors and gave me new opportunities. Recommended!" 
Kristina Mkhitaryan, soprano (Russia), First Prize Winner 2013 (photo)

Prize winners 2013

Her Majesty Queen Sonja awarded the prizes after the final concert at the Norwegian National Opera & Ballet, 23 August, 2013, and we congratulate Russian soprano Kristina Mkhitaryan with the first prize. Second and third prize were awarded to tenor Andrew Stenson, USA, and soprano Mélissa Petit, France, respectively. Hamida M. Kristoffersen was awarded Ingrid Bjoner’s grant to the best Norwegian participant, as well as the prize for the best interpretation of Norwegian music.