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Prize-winner concert in Bergen

Thursday 3 October, seven of the competition's prize-winners will gather for an Opera Gala in Bergen, accompanied by Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Evan Rogister.

A league of talents

Our young singers will bring our musical heritage in to a new age, in a rapidly changing world. Thank you ever so much for your dedication. The world needs you!

The winners are announced!

Six finalists rounded off the Queen Sonja International Music Competition 2019 with breath taking performances at the Norwegian National Opera & Ballet. Baritone Sergey Kaydalov (27) from Russia won tonight's grand first prize.

– A hothouse of emotions

The Director of Opera at the Norwegian National Opera & Ballet, Annilese Miskimmon, is certain that competitions are highlights in a young singer’s life – however emotionally chaotic it may be. 

Welcome to QSIMC 2019

Dear participants and audience,
It is a great pleasure for us to welcome you to the Queen Sonja International Music Competition 2019! 

Audience Programme 2019

From 13 August, the most promising acts of international opera will be in Oslo for a ten-day celebration of the arts. You are hereby invited!

The list of participants is ready

We are proud to present the participants of the Queen Sonja International Music Competition 2019! 304 singers from 50 countries applied to take part in this year's Competition. 40 singers from 21 countries have been selected to participate in the preliminary rounds in Oslo.

Record-high number of applicants

A sparkling bouquet of 304 singers from 50 nations have applied to take part in this year's Competition in Oslo, 13 - 23 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.

The 2019 Jury is complete

We are once again very proud and happy to present a very competent and prestigious jury for the next Queen Sonja International Music Competition, which will take place in Oslo 13 – 23 August 2019. We are very much looking forward to welcoming the jury members to Oslo and to working together with them. The seven distinguished members are:

Soloist engagements for QSIMC prizewinners

Grieghallen, Bergen, 3 October 2019

Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra and The Queen Sonja International Music Competition have joined forces to arrange an Opera Gala concert with the Competition's prizewinners. The prizewinners from the competition in 2019 and selected prizewinners from previous competitions will perform with the orchestra in Grieghallen on Thursday 3 October 2019.

Welcome to the 2019 Competition

Welcome to The Queen Sonja International Music Competition 2019! From the 13th to the 23rd 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.

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. 

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Photo: Christopher Hagelund Photo: Sølve Sundsbø, Det kongelige hoff
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