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SUBMISSION DEADLINE: String Competition 2021
April 1 @ 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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