Singers of all nationalities born January 1st 1989 or later are eligible to apply for the 2021 competition. The online application form will be available from our website.
A screening jury evaluates all applications based on the submitted footage. All applicants will be notified by e-mail in May 2021.
To be accepted as an official participant of the Queen Sonja International Music Competition, all invited participants must pay € 200 to the competition's bank account within the given deadline. In addition, all invited participants who do not have their own pianist must provide clear and easily legible sheet music for their repertoire in the semi-final. The sheet music must be sent by e-mail to the competition within the given deadline.
Participants will receive € 100 refunded after the preliminary rounds.
Candidates participating in the semi-final must be present in Oslo for registration on Friday 13 August. Registration opens at 13.00 and closes at 16:00. Participants must be available to participate in all stages of the competition.
The participants must also be available for the competition's prize-winner concerts.
Participating semi-finalists will be provided with free hotel accommodation in Oslo for as long as they remain in the competition.
Piano accompanists will be provided by the competition for the semi-final. Candidates are free to bring their own accompanists if they prefer.
Up to 12 candidates in total may be nominated by the competition’s participating opera academies. These candidates will be admitted directly to the preliminary rounds.
To achieve a good geographical spread among the contestants, no more than four candidates of any one nationality will be admitted to the preliminary rounds. This does not include any candidates nominated by the competition’s participating opera academies.
All rounds of the competition in Oslo are open to the public.