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TRONDHEIM INTL CHAMBER MUSIC COMPETITION 21-25 SEPTEMBER 2021

About TICC

The Trondheim Chamber Music Festival has, since its inception in 1996, had young musicians as its main profile. In 2000, the festival took a step further in inspiring young musicians to perform chamber music on a high level by arranging the 1st Trondheim International Chamber Music Competition (TICC). Since its inauguration, TICC has earned an international reputation which is reflected in the growing number of international applicants each year. The years between competitions there is Academy for the same kind of ensembles as in next year’s competition. 

About
Talent Trondheim
Prize winners 2000–2019
Previous Juries, Instructors, Project Managers
Music Competitions Norway

About

Trondheim International Chamber Music Competition & Academy focus especially on advanced student ensembles and young professional ensembles, and is open for chamber ensembles from all over the world.

Trondheim International Chamber Music Competition is arranged every second year, alternately for string quartets and piano trios. In the years between competitions there is Academy for the same kind of ensembles as in next year’s competition. This “springboard model” spans a three year period and is built up with the following progression:

1st year: Trondheim International Chamber Music Academy – TICC Academy
2nd year: Trondheim International Chamber Music Competition – TICC
3rd year: Concert engagements as part of the competition prizes

The Academy offers a unique opportunity to its young musicians with a combination of:
- Master classes in the ensembles’ chosen repertoire
- Chamber music together with the instructors (including piano quartets/quintets, string quintets and other).
- The Academy is held during the Trondheim Chamber Music Festival, and the ensembles have free entry to the festival’s concerts

In addition to offering instruction of top international standard, TICC Academy wishes to serve as a springboard for the ensembles’ further career. One or more ensembles will be selected by the instructors to directly qualify for the next year’s Competition.

We hope that the competition can be an inspiration for young chamber music ensembles. With attractive prizes; both cash prizes and festival engagements, we also hope that the competition will act as a springboard to the ensembles careers.

The Competition and Academy are always arranged during Trondheim Chamber Music Festival.The Trondheim Chamber Music Festival has, since its inception in 1996, had young musicians as its main profile. In 2000, the festival took a step further in inspiring young musicians to perform chamber music on a high level by arranging the 1st TICC. Since its inauguration, TICC has earned an international reputation which is reflected in the growing number of international applicants each year.

The competitors/academy participants have free entry to the festival’s concerts. Read more about Trondheim Chamber Music Festival on kamfest.no. The executive Director of Trondheim International Chamber Music Festival is Sigmund Tvete Vik. He is also the Artistic Director of the festival and of Trondheim International Chamber Music Competition and Academy.

Kristin Reigstad is Executive leader of TICC.

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Talent Trondheim

Mentoring, instruction and concerts for young talents

Talent Trondheim is a cooperation between Trondheim Symphony Orchestra & Opera, Trondheim Soloists Chamber Orchestra, NTNU department of music, Trondheim Municipal School of Cultures talent program and TICC. Offering young musical talents development projects in chamber music, Talent Trondheim provides mentoring, instruction and concerts. TICC projects at Talent Trondheim is sponsored by Talent Norway, Kavli Foundation and HK. Check out the website: https://www.talenttrondheim.no/

Prize winners 2000–2019

Trondheim International Chamber Music Competition was first time arranged in 2000. Since 2003 the competiton has been arranged every second year, and is alternative years open for Piano Trios and String Quartets from all over the world. The years between competitions, there is Academy for the same kind of ensembles as in next year’s competition.

Trondheim International Chamber Music Competition & Academy are arranged by Trondheim Chamber Music Festival. The festival has, since its inception in 1996, had young musicians as its main profile. With this competiton the festival has taken a further step in inspiring young musicians to play chamber music at a high level.

10TH TICC 2019 - PIANO TRIOS
1st Prize – The Torstein Erbo Prize € 15 000:
- Mithras trio (MD/UK)
Engagement at the following festivals 2020:
Recontres Musicales d'Evian festival (FR)
Risør kammermusikkfest (N)
Masterclass at Schloss Weikersheim (DE)
2nd Prize, The Knut Lund Prize € 10 000:
- Trio Hèlios (FR)
Engagement at the following festivals 2020:                                                                                               
Masterclass at Schloss Weikersheim (DE)
3rd Prize, The Trondheim Community "Kåre Opdal" Prize € 5 000:
- Trio Opal (D/J/TW)
The Kim Trio Comission Prize:
- Trio Opal (D/J/TW)
The Audience Prize - Engagement at Trondheim Chamber Music Festival 2020:
- Trio Opal (D/J/TW)                                                                                                                                       

9TH TICC 2017 - STRING QUARTETS
1st Prize – The Torstein Erbo Prize € 15 000:
- Maxwell Quartet (UK)
Engagement at the following festivals 2018:
ICMF Stavanger (N)
TIVOLI Copenhagen (DK)
Masterclass at Schloss Weikersheim 2018 (DE)
2nd Prize, The KHL Prize € 10 000:
- Omer Quartet (USA/South Korea)
Masterclass at Schloss Weikersheim 2019 (DE)
3rd Prize, The Trondheim Community "Kåre Opdal" Prize € 5 000, split between:
- Esmé Quartet (South Korea)
- Simply Quartet (China/Norway)
The Audience Prize - Engagement at Trondheim Chamber Music Festival 2018:
- Maxwell Quartet (UK)


8TH TICC 2015 - PIANO TRIOS
1st Prize – The Torstein Erbo Prize € 15 000:
- Trio Isimsiz (UK)
Engagement at the following festivals 2016:
ICMF Stavanger (N)
TIVOLI Copenhagen (DK)
Masterclass at Schloss Weikersheim 2016 (DE)
2nd Prize, The KHL Prize € 10 000:
- Madison Trio (USA)
Engagement at the following festivals 2016:
Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern gGmbh (DE)
Masterclass at Schloss Weikersheim 2017. (DE)
3rd Prize, The Trondheim Community "Kåre Opdal" Prize € 5 000:
- Trio Jade (KO)
The Audience Prize - Engagement at Trondheim Chamber Music Festival 2017:
- Trio Isimsiz (UK)


7TH TICC 2013 – STRING QUARTETS
1st Prize – The Torstein Erbo Prize € 15 000:
- Van Kuijk Quartet (France)
Engagement at the following festivals 2014:
ICMF Stavanger (N)
Nordland Musikkfestuke (N)
Masterclass at Schloss Weikersheim 2015
2nd Prize, The Knut Lund Prize € 10 000:
Idomeneo String Quartet (Spain/UK/Norway)
Masterclass at Schloss Weikersheim 2015
3rd Prize, The Trondheim Community "Kåre Opdal" Prize € 5 000:
Jubilee Quartet (UK)
The Audience Prize - Engagement at Trondheim Chamber Music Festival 2014:
- Van Kuijk Quartet (France)

6TH TICC 2011 – PIANO TRIOS
1st Prize – The Torstein Erbo Prize € 15 000:
- Paul Klee Trio (France)
Engagement at the following festivals 2012:
Olavsfestdagene (N)
Vinterfestspill i Bergstaden (N)
Festspillene i Nord-Norge (N)
Nordlysfestivalen (N)
ICMF Stavanger (N)
Oslo kammermusikkfestival (N)
Tivoli konsertserie (DK)
Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern gGmbh (DE)
Masterclass at Schloss Weikersheim 2012 and 2013
2nd Prize, The NTNU Prize € 10 000:
Fournier Trio (UK/ Korea/ Australia)
3rd Prize, The Trondheim Community "Kåre Opdal" Prize € 5 000:
Trio Atanassov (France)
The Audience Prize - Engagement at Trondheim Chamber Music Festival 2012:
- Fournier Trio (UK/Korea/Australia)


5TH TICC 2009 - STRING QUARTETS
1st Prize - The Torstein Erbo Prize € 12 000:
Quatuor Tercea (France)
Engagement at the following festivals 2010:
Olavsfestdagene (N)
Vinterfestspill i Bergstaden (N)
Nordland Musikkfestuke (N)
Nordlysfestivalen (N)
Tivoli konsertserie (DK)
Hindsgavl Festival (DK)
Lyckå Kammarmusikfestival (SE)
Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern gGmbh (DE)
Master class at Schloss Weikersheim 2010 and 2011 (two winners)
Joint 2nd Prize - The NTNU/ Trondheim Community "Kåre Opdal" Prize € 6 000:
- Finzi Quartet (Great Britain/Ireland)
and
EnAccord String Quartet (Belgium/Netherlands)
Audience Prize - Engagement at Trondheim Chamber Music Festival 2010:
- Quatuor Tercea (France)


4TH TICC 2007 - PIANO TRIOS
1st Prize:
No 1st Prize was given
Joint 2nd Prize - The NTNU/ Torstein Erbo Prize € 6 000:
- Arctia Piano Trio (Finland/Norway)
and
Trio Boulanger (Germany)
2nd Prize includes:
Engagement at Vinterfestspill i Bergstaden 2009
The Jeunesses Musicales Deutschland Prize: Residency at Schloss Weikersheim, Germany, International Chamber Music Course.
Engagement at St. Olav Festival, Trondheim 2008
3rd Prize - The Trondheim Community "Kåre Opdal" Prize € 3 000
- Trio Ismena (Denmark)
Audience Prize - Engagement at Trondheim Chamber Music Festival 2008:
- Arctia Piano Trio (Finland/Norway)


3RD TICC 2005 - STRING QUARTETS
Joint 1st Prize - The NTNU/ Torstein Erbo Prize:
Sacconi Quartet (UK)
and
Danish String Quartet (Denmark)
1st Prize includes:
Engagement at Vinterfestspill i Bergstaden 2009
The Jeunesses Musicales Deutschland Prize: Residency at Schloss Weikersheim, Germany, International Chamber Music Course.
Engagement at St. Olav Festival, Trondheim 2008
2nd Prize:
No 2nd Prize was given
3rd Prize - The Trondheim Community "Kåre Opdal" Prize € 3 000:
- UTA Quartet (Finland)
Audience Prize - Engagement at Trondheim Chamber Music Festival 2006:
- The Young Danish String Quartet (Denmark)


2ND TICC 2003 - PIANO TRIOS
1st Prize:
Trio con Brio Copenhagen (Denmark)
2nd Prize:
No 2nd Prize was given
Joint 3rd Prize - The NTNU Prize / The Trondheim Community "Kåre Opdal" Prize € 4 500:
- The Driver-Yamasaki-Coates Trio (UK)
and
Kim Trio (South Korea)
Audience Prize - Engagement at Trondheim Chamber Music Festival 2006:
- Trio con Brio Copenhagen (Denmark)


1ST TICC 2000 - STRING QUARTETS AND PIANO TRIOS
1st Prize:
String Quartets:
- Paizo Quartet (Denmark)
Piano Trios:
- Zagreb Piano Trio (Croatia)

Previous Juries, Instructors, Project Managers

2020 - Academy

Saskia Giorgini, piano
Jennifer Stumm, viola
Øyvor Volle, violin (Vertavo String Quartet)
Annabelle Meare, violin (Vertavo String Quartet)
Berit Cardas, viola (Vertavo String Quartet)
Bjørg Lewis,  cello (Vertavo String Quartet)
Nicolas Van Kuijk, violin (Van Kuijk Quartet)
Sylvain Favre-Bulle, violin (Van Kuijk Quartet)
Emmanuel François, viola (Van Kuijk Quartet)
Anthony Kondo, cello (Van Kuijk Quartet)
 

2019 - Competition

Lambert Orkis, piano (USA), Jury Chairman
Sharon Bezaly, flute
Thomas Hoppe, piano
François Kieffer, cello
Sølve Sigerland, violin
Tanja Tetzlaff, cello
Marianne Thorsen, violin 
 

2018 - Academy

Joseph Kalichstein, piano, Academy leader (Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio)
Kari Kriikku, clarinet

Rune Tonsgaard Sørensen, violin, (Danish String Quartet)

Asbjørn Nørgaard, viola (Danish String Quartet)
Rick Stotijn, bass (Stockholm Syndrome Ensemble)
Malin Broman, violin/ viola (Stockholm Syndrome Ensemble)
Simon Crawford-Phillips, piano (Stockholm Syndrome Ensemble)
Johannes Rostamo, cello (Stockholm Syndrome Ensemble)

Malin William Olsson, violin (Stockholm Syndrome Ensemble)
 
 

2017 - Competition

Levon Chilingirian, violin (Chilingirian Quartet) (UK), Jury Chairman
François Kieffer, cello (Quatuor Modigliani) (France)
Vladimir Mendelssohn, viola (RO)
Susie Mészáros, viola (Chilingirian Quartet) (UK)
Joseph Breinl, piano
Øystein Sonstad, cello  (Oslo String Quartet)(NO)
Øyvor Volle, violin (Vertavo Quartet) (NO)
 
 

2016 - Academy

Hatto Beyerle (DE), viola, Academy leader
Gabriela Montero (VE), piano
Henning Kraggerud (NO), violin
Marek Zwiebel, violin (Pavel Haas Quartet)
Radim Sedmidubský, violin (Pavel Haas Quartet)

Peter Jarůšek, cello (Pavel Haas Quartet)
Soo-Jin Hong, violin (Trio con Brio Copenhagen)
Soo-Kyung Hong, cello (Trio con Brio Copenhagen)
Jens Elvekjær, piano (Trio con Brio Copenhagen)
 

2015 - Competition 

Anthony Marwood, violin (UK), Chairman of the Jury
Christian Poltera, cello (CZH)
Juliet Jopling, viola (Engegård Quartet) (UK/NO)
Soo-Jin Hong, violin (Trio con Brio Copenhagen) (DK)
Øyvind Gimse, cello (NO)
Aleksandar Madžar, piano (RS)
Ian Brown, piano (UK)
 

2014 - Academy

Hatto Beyerle (DE), viola, Academy leader
Annette von Hehn (DE), violin (ATOS trio)
Miguel da Silva (FR), viola (Ysaÿe Quartet)
Stefan Heinemeyer (DE), cello (ATOS trio)
Daniel Hope (ZA), violin, guest instructor
 

2013 - Competition

Levon Chilingirian (UK), violin, Chairman (UK)
Håvard Gimse (NO), piano
Leoš Čepický, violin (Wihan Quartet)
Aleš Kaspřík, cello (Wihan Quartet)
Marianne Thorsen (NO), violin
Thomas Riebl, viola
Louise Hopkins (UK), cello
 

2012 - Academy

Hatto Beyerle, viola, Academy leader (Germany)
Pierre Colombet, violin (Quatuor Ebène)
Gabriel Le Magadure, violin (Quatuor Ebène)
Mathieu Herzog, viola (Quatuor Ebène)
Raphaël Merlin, cello (Quatuor Ebène)
Gunilla Süssmann, piano
Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, guest instructor
 

2011 - Competition

Ralph Kirshbaum, cello, Chairman (USA)
Jørgen Larsen, piano
Anthony Marwood, violin
Susan Tomes, piano
Jonathan Kelly, oboe
Torleif Thedéen, cello
Pamela Frank, violin
 

2010 - Academy

Daniel Hope, violin, Academy leader (UK/Germany)
Lawrence Power, viola (UK)
Knut-Erik Sundquist, double bass (Norway)
Leif Ove Andsnes, piano, guest instructor (Norway)
 

2009 - Competition

Levon Chilingirian, violin, Chairman (UK)
Laura Samuel, violin, Belcea Quartet (UK)
Antoine Lederlin, cello, Belcea Quartet (UK)
Elise Båtnes, violin (Norway)
Bengt Forsberg, piano (Sweden)
Christoph Richter, cello (Germany)
Matti Hirvikangas, viola, Sibelius Quartet (Finland)
 

2008 - Academy

Gabor Takács-Nagy, Chairman
Kathryn Stott, piano
Volker Jacobsen, viola
Martin Fröst, clarinet, guest instructor
 

2007 - Competition: Piano Trios

Menahem Pressler, piano, Chairman
Lambert Orkis, piano
Marianne Thorsen, violin
Tim Frederiksen, viola
Tim Vogler, violin
Ellen Flesjø, cello
Stephan Forck, cello
 

2006 - Academy

Joseph Kalichstein, piano, Chairman
Kungsbacka Piano Trio
(Marianne Thorsen, violin, Jesper Svedberg, cello, Simon Crawford-Phillips, piano)
Lars Anders Tomter, violin
Kronos Quartet, guest instructor
 

2005 - Competition: String Quartets

Levon Chilingirian, violin, Chairman (UK)
Nobuko Imai, viola
Mats Zetterqvist, violin
Philip De Groote, cello
Øyvind Gimse, cello
Corina Belcea, violin
Krzysztof Chorzelski, viola
 

2004 - Academy

Levon Chilingirian, violin
Arve Tellefsen, violin
Are Sandbakken, viola
Jan-Erik Gustafsson, cello
Jens Elvekjær, piano (Trio con Brio Copenhagen)
 

2003 - Competition: Piano Trios

Ralph Kirshbaum, cello
György Pauk, violin
Ernst Kovacic, violin
Lambert Orkis, piano
Paul Lewis, piano
Liv Glaser, piano
Bjørg Værnes, cello
 

2002 - Academy

Sølve Sigerland, violin
Øyvind Gimse, cello
Frans Helmerson , cello
Ian Brown, cello
Marianne Thorsen, violin
Lawrence Power, viola
 

2000 - Competition

Piano Trio:
Ralph Kirshbaum, cello, Chairman
Sølve Sigerland, violin
Philip De Groote, cello
Vebjørn Anvik, piano
Ian Brown, piano
String Quartet:
Levon Chilingirian, violin, Chairman
Charles Sewart, violin
Asdis Valdimarsdottir, viola
Bjarne Fiskum, violin
Ellen M. Flesjø, cello
 

Bea Levine-Humm, Project Manager 2000-2008

Bea Levine-Humm has played an important part developing Trondheim International Chamber Music Competition and Academy and Trondheim International Chamber Music Festival. As manager for several of the festival artists and member of the Artistic Council of the festival, she was a natural choice as project leader of the first competition in year 2000. Bea Levine-Humms visions and ability to realize them has developed the Competition and the Academy on top international level. She was awarded The King´s Medal of Merit, knight of first class, by his majesty the King for her outstanding contribution to cultural life in Norway. 
 

Marianne Baudoin Lie, Project Manager 2009-2013

The cellist and project leader Marianne Baudoin Lie has established Trondheim International Chamber Music Competition and Academy on the international map of merited Chamber Music Competitions of the world. She got the competition accepted as member of the “World Federation of International Music Competitions” in 2012.

Music Competitions Norway

MUSIC COMPETITIONS NORWAY is a network of international music competitions in Norway. In addition to being a platform for exchanging ideas and experiences, the network seek to increase interest in, and knowledge about, music competitions as a whole.


MEMBERS:
Top of the World International Piano Competition
Location: Tromsø

Discipline: Piano

Frequency: Every other year

Next competition: 2021

Age limit: 19-37

More information: https://topoftheworld.no/ 

 

Taking place in magnificent Tromsø, Top of the World was arranged for the first time in 2009. It has since then become one of the most important classical music events in Northern Norway, attracting some of the best young pianists from all over the world, as well as a highly distinguished international jury.

 

Princess Astrid International Music Competition
Location: Trondheim

Discipline: Violin and conducting

Frequency: Every other year

Next competition: 12-15 oct 2020 (violin)

Age limit: 30, (35 for conductors)

More information: https://www.tso.no/competition 

 

Established in 1953, this biennial competition hosted by the Trondheim Symfoniorkester & Opera rotates between violin and conducting. Assembling a world wide scope of talented candidates as well as a distinguished jury, this competition brings its audience engaging concerts of high quality. Princess Astrid, Mrs Ferner of Norway is patron of the competition.

  

The International Edvard Grieg Piano Competition
Location: Bergen

Discipline: Piano

Frequency: Every other year

Next competition: 12-20 sept 2020

Age limit: 17-33

More information: http://griegcompetition.com/ 

 

The International Edvard Grieg Piano Competition was founded in Oslo in 2000, by professor Einar Steen-Nøkleberg. In 2012 the competition moved to Bergen and Troldhaugen, composer Edvard Grieg's home. This gives candidates and audience the unique opportunity to experience Grieg´s music in the very surroundings where much of it was composed. The final concert takes place in Grieghallen with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra.

 

The Queen Sonja International Music Competition
Location: Oslo

Discipline: Voice

Frequency: Every other year

Next competition: 10 – 20 August 2021.

Age limit: 32

More information: https://qsimc.no/en/front-page 

 

The Queen Sonja International Music Competition is a prestigious competition, held in Oslo every two years for singers from around the world. The competition is a platform for providing career opportunities for young singers and acts as a stepping-stone to the professional music world for young artists. It also acts as a bridge builder between the Norwegian and international music scenes.

 

Trondheim International Chamber Music Competition
Location: Trondheim

Discipline: Chamber Music

Frequency: Every other year

Next competition: 2021 for String Quartet

Age limit: 16-35

More information: https://ticc.no/

 

The competition takes place every other year and alternates between presenting string quartets and piano trios. An academy for the forthcoming year's ensemble type is arranged in the years between the competitions. The competition takes place during the Trondheim Chamber Music Festival, allowing both jury members and candidates to participate and contribute into the very special festival atmosphere.