Nordic Organ Competition
UPDATE: We are happy to announce that we are hosting the Nordic Organ Competition in 2021 during the Norwegian Organ Festival Sept 16.-19th. The competition was originally supposed to happen in 2020 but was cancelled due to COVID-19.
The competition is providing young Nordic organ players with the opportunity to be awarded for their skills and for the audience to discover new talent. Semi-finals and finals will happen between Sept 16th - 19th in Stavanger, Norway.
Six candidates have been elected by a qualification jury to take part in the semi-final:
- Eivind Berg (Bergen, Norway)
- Kristian Heian (Oslo, Norway)
- David Bendix Nielsen (Copenhagen, Denmark)
- Irina Vavilova (Oulu, Finland)
- Milkica Radovanovic (Jessheim, Norway)
- Aaron Sunstein (Piteå, Sweden)
1st prize NOK 30,000 + recital opportunities:
- St Mary’s Parish Church, Bergen, 2022
- St Olav’s Parish Church, Avaldsnes, 2022
- Oslo Cathedral, 2022
- Norsk orgelfestival, 2022
2nd prize NOK 15,000
3rd prize NOK 10,000
Audience prize NOK 5,000 (based on the final round at Stavanger Concert Hall)
The Stavanger concert hall organ, built by Ryde & Berg. Photo: Olav Bjørkum.