Trondheim - Princess Astrid International Music Competition

Established in 1953, the biennial competition hosted by the Trondheim Symfoniorkester & Opera rotates between violin and conducting. Assembling a world wide scope of young talents as well as a distinguished jury, Princess Astrid IMC provides career opportunities to its participants and high quality concerts to its audience. HH Princess Astrid, Mrs Ferner of Norway is royal patron of the competition.




Princess Astrid International Music Competition is held biennially in Trondheim (Norway), disciplines alternating between violin and conducting. Trondheim Symfoniorkester & Opera promotes and hosts the competition.

Assembling a distinguished jury and highly talented candidates, the Princess Astrid IMC provides showcase opportunities for young classical artists as well as engaging concerts to its audience.

Inaugurated in 1953 Princess Astrid IMC is the longest running music competition in Norway. The aim of the competition is to provide career opportunities for young talented classical artists. Several laureates have throughout the years gone on to becoming internationally renowned musicians and soloists.

The competition has since 1956 enjoyed the royal patronage of Her Highness Princess Astrid Mrs Ferner of Norway, and it is also supported by the Norwegian Ministry of Culture.



Åse Våg Aaknes
Kjøpmannsgata 46
7011 Trondheim

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