Edvard Grieg Piano Competition

The 16th International Edvard Grieg Piano Competition will take place at Troldhaugen 1–9 September 2018.

The Competition is organized by and at the Edvard Grieg Museum Troldhaugen. Our sincere hope for this competition is to offer all participants not only a world-class arrangement, but also the unique opportunity to get an understanding of Grieg’s world of inspiration by experiencing Norwegian hospitality, culture and its abundant nature.

Find more information about application, prizes and repertoir at griegcompetition.com

The Competition consists of, in total, four rounds. Three rounds in Troldhaugen's chamber music hall "Troldsalen" and the final round in the "Grieg Hall" in the city center of Bergen. The Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra accompanied the finalists. Read more about tickets and booking at this site

There will be a free shuttle transport between Hop station at "Bybanen" and Troldhaugen. Questions? Maybe reading our "Everything you need to know about the piano competition" will help you! Click here

AUDIENCE PROGRAM 2018 
Free entrance to preliminary rounds, lectures, masterclass and more. Are you a participant or jury member? Please go to the Schedule

Saturday 1 September
Troldhaugen
1000-1240: 1st round, Troldsalen, 4 candidates
1240-1340: Lunch / Listeners’ forum (Rune Alver)
1340-1540: 1st round, 3 candidates
1540-1600: Fruits / Snacks
1600-1800: 1st round, 3 candidates
Free entrance to the rounds in Troldsalen and the Listeners' forum. Lunch may be purchased at Restaurant Troldhaugen.

Sunday 2 September
Troldhaugen
1000-1240: 1st round, Troldsalen, 4 candidates
1240-1340: Lunch / Listeners’ forum (Audun Kayser)
1340-1540: 1st round, 3 candidates
1540-1600: Fruits / Snacks
1600-1800: 1st round, 3 candidates
Free entrance to the rounds in Troldsalen and the Listeners' forum. Lunch may be purchased at Restaurant Troldhaugen.

Monday 3 September
Troldhaugen
1000-1240: 1st round, Troldsalen, 4 candidates
1240-1340: Lunch / Listeners’ forum (Rune Alver)
1340-1540: 1st round, 3 candidates
1540-1600: Fruits / Snacks
1600-1800: 1st round, 3 candidates
1800-1830: Listeners’ forum (Audun Kayser)
18.45-1900: Announcement of results
Free entrance to the rounds in Troldsalen and the Listeners' forum. Lunch may be purchased at Restaurant Troldhaugen.

Tuesday 4 September
Troldhaugen
0930-1210: 2nd round, Troldsalen, 4 candidates
1210-1310: Lunch / Listeners’ forum (Rune Alver with composer Synne Skouen)
1310-1550: 2nd round, 4 candidates
1550-1620: Fruits / Snacks
1620-1900: 2nd round, 4 candidates
1900-1930: Listeners’ forum (Audun Kayser)
1945-2000: Announcement of results
Free entrance to the rounds in Troldsalen and the Listeners' forum. Lunch may be purchased at Restaurant Troldhaugen.

19.00: Concerts in Hordaland county with participants. Venues: Kabuso, 'Knarvik kyrkje', 'Valestrand kutlurkyrkje', Oseana and 'Erdal kirke'. Tickets for sale at venue/online

Wednesday 5 September
Troldhaugen
1100-1400: Semi-final, Troldsalen, 3 candidates
1400-1500: Lunch
1500-1545: Listeners’ forum (Audun Kayser with soprano Hilde H. Sveen)
1600-1900: Semi-final, 3 candidates
1900-1930: Listeners’ forum (Rune Alver)
1945-2000: Announcement of results
Free entrance to the rounds in Troldsalen and the Listeners' forum. Lunch may be purchased at Restaurant Troldhaugen.

University of Bergen
1130: Concert in the University Aula in Bergen with participants
Free entrance

Thursday 6 September
Rosendal Manor
Boat trip to Rosendal Manor (Hardanger) with guided tour, concert and lunch.
0850-1055: Boat departure from Strandkaien 15 (city centre)
1055-1130: Guided walk to Rosendal Manor through the English garden
1130-1200: Guided tour of the Manor
​1200-1245: Concert in “Røde Sal” by jury member Christian Ihle Hadland
​1300-1345: Lunch
1425-1620: Return to Bergen city centre by boat
Tickets NOK 800 for sale at info@griegcompetition.com

Friday 7 September
Troldhaugen
1000-1100: Guided tour at Troldhaugen by Grieg expert Eilif B. Løtveit
1100-1230: "Edvard Grieg and his music: Opportunities for the pianist. Pianist Leif Ove Andsnes shares thoughts and experiences with Competition Director Sigurd Sverdrup Sandmo." (Troldsalen)
1230-1330: Lunch at Restaurant Troldhaugen (for sale)
1330: Bus coach from Troldhaugen to the Grieg Academy

The Grieg Academy
1400-1700: Master class with pianist and jury member Leon McCawley
Free entrance

Håkonshallen
1930-: Solo recital with pianist Sergei Babayan
Book your tickets here

Saturday 8 September
Trip to Ole Bull Museum Lysøen with guided tour, concert and lunch
1000-1115: Bus from Bergen Tourist Information at Strandkaien 3 (city centre), to Buena quai. Shuttle boat from Buena quai to Ole Bull’s home “Lysøen”
1130-1300: “The Roots of Edvard Grieg: Ole Bull and Norwegian Folk Music”, concert by Nils Økland, Hardanger fiddle, and Einar Steen-Nøkleberg, piano. Introduction by Mari Lyssand
1300-1400: Lunch, traditional food from Norway
1410-1515: Transport back to Bergen
Tickets NOK 400 for sale at info@griegcompetition.com

Sunday 9 September
Grieghallen
1800-2000: Final with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
2000-2030: Voting for the Audience Prize
2030-2100: Announcement of winners, Prize Ceremony
Tickets for the Final: 495/445/365 NOK (children/students 100 NOK)
Book your tickets here

The Kristian Gerhard Jebsen Foundation is the main sponsor and the exclusive private contributor to the competition.

 

 

Ah Ruem Ahn in Grieghallen under finalen i 2016 (foto: Dag Fosse).