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The winners are announced!

After ten days and three intense rounds, we finally have a winner of this year's Queen Sonja Internasjonal Music Competition. Tenor Seungju Bahg, a young talent from South Korea, won First Prize in tonight's grand final at the Norwegian Opera & Ballet. 

The semifinalists are announced

After two days of impressive performances, 12 of the 37 registered contestants remain.

QSIMC app launched

We are excited to introduce the official QSIMC app! 
Now you can get news, social media updates, maps and more all in one place.

Participants 2017

We are proud to present the Queen Sonja International Music Competition participants 2017! 241 singers from 49 countries applied to take part in this year's Competition. 40 singers from 21 countries have been invited to the preliminary rounds in Oslo.

Thank you to all applicants

A sparkling bouquet of 241 singers from 48 nations have applied to take part in this year's Competition in Oslo, 8 - 18 August. Thank you for choosing The Queen Sonja International Music Competition as your career partner. For us, this is an honour and a privilege. We wish every one of you the very best of luck.

Our prizewinners' career development

The Queen Sonja International Music Competition's main goal is to assist the career development of talented young singers. Since the beginning, the aims of the Competition have included creating an international arena for music in Norway, which could showcase young musicians and give them an opportunity to be assessed at an international level. 

Yulia Mazurova in the 2015 seminfinal. Photo: Marius Nyheim Kristoffersen.

Welcome to the 2017 Competition

​The dates for The Queen Sonja International Music Competition 2017 are now confirmed! From the 8th to the 18th of August, Oslo will again play host to some of the world’s most talented young singers as they compete for a place in the grand finale at the stunning Norwegian Opera & Ballet.

QSIMC prizewinners take the stage in Oslo this season

We are very proud to announce that a number of QSIMC prizewinners are performing in Oslo this season. Two of our institutional partners, The Norwegian National Opera & Ballet and The Oslo Philharmonic, are hosting five of our First and Second Prize winners and one Finalist Prize winner. The QSIMC Prize winners will be in 47 performances of the productions listed below.


Randi Stene, mezzo soprano and QSIMC board member.

New board members

Stein Olav Henrichsen (Director of The Munch Museum) and Randi Stene (internationally renowned mezzo-soprano) have been elected as new board members for The Queen Sonja International Music Competition foundation.

Lise Davidsen, first prize winner 2015. Photo: Marius Nyheim Kristoffersen.

Happy New Year!

As 2015 comes to an end we can look back on a year of new opportunities and outstanding achievements for our fantastic singers. Here are some of our highlights from the past 12 months. We would like to wish all our singers, partners, audience and friends a very happy new year!

The semifinalists have been selected!

After two days of performances, the contestants have gone from 36 to 12.

"The quality of this year's contestants goes from great to excellent," says Chair of the Jury Sophie de Lint

A career boost

- The most important thing is to get across whatever it is that you want to convey. That is the advice that soprano Hamida Kristoffersen (27), from the remote island of Bjarkøy in Norway’s northern Troms region, would give to this year’s participants.

testbeskrivelse The Norwegian National Opera & Ballet
Photo: Christopher Hagelund Photo: Sølve Sundsbø, Det kongelige hoff
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