Welcome to the 2021 competition
Welcome to the Queen Sonja International Music Competition 2021! From the 10th to the 20th 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.
- A leading high level voice competition
The Queen Sonja International Music Competition – An opportunity of a lifetime!
- A kick-start to your career
- A prestigious international jury
- Exposure to the music industry
- Meet your future colleagues
- Rewarding masterclasses
- Career development sessions
- Concert opportunities
- Final concert at the stunning Opera House in Oslo
- Prizes awarded by HM Queen Sonja of Norway
Application deadline: 1 April 2021
The Queen Sonja International Music Competition aims to provide career opportunities for young singers. Through exposure to influential figures within the opera world, masterclasses with award-winning professionals, career development sessions with industry representatives, concert engagements and considerable cash prizes, participation in the Queen Sonja International Music Competition offers young artists a valuable kick-start to their careers.
For the audience, the competition provides the opportunity to discover opera’s rising stars through unique concert experiences. Our public masterclasses give a rare insight into the artistic process. Through live streaming and our partnership with the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation, it is possible to experience the nerves and excitement wherever you are.
Applications will open in the beginning of 2021, with a deadline of 1 April. Stay tuned to the website for more information and like us on Facebook and Instagram to receive updates. We look forward to sharing many more exceptional musical moments with you.
Photo: Sergey Kaydalov, baritone, Russia (first prize winner 2019) at the prize-giving ceremony
Photo credits: Adrian Nielsen
Video made by Jacob Kronen, footage from NRK's production of the final concert in 2019