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International Edvard Grieg Competition for Composers

International Edvard Grieg Competition for Composers
2017 - piano pieces for young performers.

The 2017 competition - The 20th International Edvard Grieg Competition for Composers - is for piano solo.
Oslo Grieg Society invites composers from all over the world to write 3 or 4 piano pieces with a total playing time: 7 - 10 minutes.

Degree of difficulty: it is intended in a level for children and youth with difficulty as Griegs Lyric pieces op. 12

Latest day of sending the score is May the 1st 2017.
There is no registration form.

Entry Fee: 60.00 Currency:Euro (EUR)

Send the score as a pdf file by e-mail to:

The pdf score should include a short comment on your composition.
Important: To ensure your anonymity to the jury, please make sure that your pdf score is NOT marked with your name but with a motto.

In the same e-mail, please provide the following information (which will not be available to the jury):
your contact information (name, address, e-mail, phone) and a photo of yourself
a short description of your life, studies and works.

A non refundable fee of EURO 60,- must be paid in your bank before we accept your contribution. No checks please

Payments are also possible through Paypal PayPal logo to:


Professor Einar Steen-Nøkleberg (chairman of the Oslo Grieg Society), Synne Skouen (composer and former music director of the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation), Professor dr.h.c. Harald Herresthal), Norwegian Academy of Music. Violinist Ole Böhn, Professor at Sydney Conservatory of Music, Australia.


OSLO GRIEG SOCIETY, Vallegata 3, 0454 Oslo, Norway
Bank address: Nordea, Kirkeveien 64, 0364 Oslo, Norway
Account No: 6039 05 73939
IBAN: NO0560390573939

Three or more finalist works will be performed at The Oslo Grieg Festival in June 2017.
The winning composers will be awarded 1st prize NOK 10.000, 2nd prize NOK 5000, 3rd prize NOK 2000.