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SUBMISSION DEADLINE: String Competition 2021

April 1 @ 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

Grieg - Mindekirken

For string players from across the country, aged 16-30 years old, The Edvard Grieg Society of Minnesota 2021 String Competition is designed to promote and encourage young musicians and their instructors to expand their study and performance of the music of Edvard Grieg and other Nordic composers, and to provide performance and scholarship opportunities for the competition winners.


  • String players (violin, viola, cello, bass) aged 16-30 as of June 1, 2021
  • A resident of/enrolled in a learning institution in the USA

How to apply:

  • Submit an email expressing your intent to compete by Feb. 1, 2021 to EdvardGriegSocietyMN@gmail.com (This non-binding, no-fee notification is requested to aid our planning process)

  • Pay a non-refundable application fee of $25 (due Apr. 1, 2021)

  • Submit online application application

  • Submit video recording in MP4 format via email to EdvardGriegSocietyMN@gmail.com

Memorization not required. Music may be transcribed for viola and bass.
Participants should prepare the following for the Preliminary Video Screening Rounds by April 1, 2021.

  • MP4 video of the first movement of a Grieg Sonata, sent to EGSMN via email.

Participants should prepare the following for the Final Performance Rounds in June.

  • One complete Grieg Sonata

  • One Grieg miniature (original or transcribed other work by Grieg – click below for more information)

  • One short (10 min. or less) work or movement of a piece by another Nordic composer from any era

SUBMISSION DEADLINE FOR ALL MATERIALS AND APPLICATION FEE IS APRIL 1, 2021. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

FIRST PRIZE: Cash award of $1,500, plus recital on the 2021-22 EGSMN concert season

SECOND PRIZE: Cash award of $1,000

THIRD PRIZE: Cash award of $500

DR. WILLIAM H. HALVERSON PRIZE: $300 for an especially memorable performance of Grieg’s music

Information and Application


April 1
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Event Category:


Edvard Grieg Society of Minnesota
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Norway House
913 E. Franklin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55404 United States
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