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Published by Mie Inchley

What could be more refreshing than meetings between singers simmering with artistic will and talent, and an expectant, critical and supportive audience? The stage is set for memorable musical moments these ten coming days!

The Queen Sonja International Music Competition is constantly evolving, and is today amongst the foremost international singing competitions in the world. This year’s competition will, without doubt, confirm and strengthen the Competition’s standing. There are many contributors. In addition to the young singers who compete, we are proud to present a team of guest tutors and jury consisting of leading international experts in the fields of opera and song. The accompanists are also of the highest standard.

The Competition is privileged to work closely with the country’s leading music institutions, in particular The Norwegian National Opera & Ballet, Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation, The Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra and The Norwegian Academy of Music. Public and private supporters make a highly professional competition possible. Many thanks to all our contributors! We are especially grateful to The Royal Court and H.M. Queen Sonja. The Queen’s generous personal engagement with the competition means a great deal to everyone involved.

We wish the young competitors the best of luck and welcome the audience to a broad and multifaceted program of events - to exciting musical meetings!


Signatur einar
Einar Solbu
CHAIR


Signatur Lars
Lars Hallvard Flæten
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

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