De Unges Konsert – Young Soloists Competition

De Unges Konsert Young Soloists Competition 2019 is now open for applications. We invite young musicians to audition in Bergen.

Since 1938, Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra has showcased young talent. This competition has been an important step in the careers of many top musicians such as Henning Kraggerud, Håvard Gimse, Tine Thing Helseth, Truls Mørk, Vilde Frang and Lise Davidsen.

Concert and prizes

A total of five soloists will be selected from the audition round to play as soloists with Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra at De Unges Konsert in Grieghallen on Thursday 25 April 2019. The conductor is Cathrine Winnes. The concert will be live-streamed at

We cover all travel and accommodation expenses for soloists. All of the soloists receive a scholarship of NOK 75,000 from the Kavli Trust. The audience will vote for their favourite who will receive the Kavli Trust audience prize of NOK 20,000.

Who can apply?

Instrumentalists born in 1995 or later and singers born in 1992 or later are eligible to apply to audition for De Unges Konsert 2019. Everyone within this age group who is studying music in Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland, irrespective of nationality, can apply. Norwegian, Swedish, Danish and Finnish nationals can apply irrespective of where they are studying.

The application form is at the bottom of this page.

How to apply?

Auditions for De Unges Konsert will be held in Bergen on Friday 22 February 2019.

To be considered for a place in the audition, you must submit the application form below by Friday 18 January 2019. The application form must contain a link to a video clip on YouTube of the repertoire you wish to perform at the audition and, if you are selected, at De Unges Konsert in April. The repertoire must not be less than 10 minutes and no more than 15 minutes.
The recording must be from 2018 or 2019. It must only be of your repertoire, and it must be unedited. Live recordings and multiple-camera recordings are permitted. Please specify the place and time of the recording. Remember to use the setting ‘unlisted’ and not ‘private’ when you upload the video to YouTube.

Invitations to attend auditions are sent out by 1 February 2019.


Audition date: Friday 22 February 2019 in Grieghallen, Bergen

Up to 15 applicants will be invited to audition after the pre-qualification round. Hotel accommodation in Bergen from 21 to 22 February will be covered for those invited to audition, and they will receive NOK 1,500 towards travel expenses.

The audition repertoire is the same as the concert programme. The duration of the programme must not be less than 10 minutes and no more than 15 minutes.
Musikkselskapet Harmonien will provide an accompanist for the audition. You can use your own pianist if you prefer, but we do not cover their travel and accommodation expenses.
You are allowed to use sheet music at the audition and the concert.

Any questions? Please contact project coordinator Sunniva Øiestad at

De Unges Konsert is funded by the Kavli Trust.

Final date for applications: 18 January 2019

Apply here:

Berlin International Film Scoring Competition 2019

”Dear composers,

Registrations are now open to participate in the Berlin International Film Scoring Competition 2019

You can visit now our official website to register:

This year we have an amazing film produced by Film Academy Baden-Württemberg

and multiple prizes including, legendary VSTI Libraries by ProjectSam Cinematic Sampling and Amplesound among others.

We are looking forward to listen to your music!

Kind regards,
Berlin International Film Scoring Competition
Berlin International Sound Design Competition”

Skicka in en video på din pop- eller jazzmusik och vinn framträdande med China Moses och Metropole Orkest

”Dear madam/sir,

I am glad to present to you the 2018 edition of Surprising Stars: an online music competition for pop and jazz musicians ages 16-25 in Europe. The competition is part of the Give Music a Future project, funded by Creative Europe.

Surprising Stars is a fantastic opportunity for your students to practice at making a music video, build an online audience, and having a chance at winning a solo performance with China Moses and the Metropole Orkest in The Netherlands in May 2018! The deadline for submissions is 16 March 2018. Please see our website for further information.”

New Year, New Competition: Surprising Stars 2018!

Are you a student or a recent pop or jazz graduate from a music conservatory in Europe? Can you see yourself on stage performing with the infamous jazz soul singer China Moses and the world-leading jazz and pop orchestra the Metropole Orkest?

This is your chance! Join Surprising Stars Online Music Competition 2018. Open to musicians between the ages of 16-25. Submit your one-minute music video to and gather your own online voting audience!

This competition is part of the Give Music a Future project, co-funded by Creative Europe. The deadline for submitting your video is Friday the 16th of March 2018, so get recording! We look forward to seeing you on the screen. Good luck!

For more details about rules, requirements, timeline, prizes, etc, please visit our website.

Follow us for the latest news about the competition:

Facebook: SurprisingStars
Twitter: SurprisingStars
Instagram: @surprisingstars

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