Nationellt centrum för musiktalanger (based in Vänersborg, Sweden)
The participants should be aged from 14 to 18 years old.
The competition has three rounds (the final round with the accompaniment of Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra).
The following information are needed to fill out the application form:
Recording: The participant should send an audio or video file that has been recorded.
Send the recording and note material to: firstname.lastname@example.org
For the 2023 edition, young musicians from all Nordic countries are eligible for the competition. Eligible for the competition are musicians born 2004-2008, playing one of the standard classical orchestral instruments including piano. Organ, guitar, accordion and percussion are excluded from the competition. The jury selects the competition participants from all over the nordics, ensuring a wide national diversity of candidates.
Polstjärnepriset is divided into two periods, November 3-6 2022 and January 1-6 2023. The semi-final takes place on 3 January in Vänersborg. The final will be held on 5 January at Gothenburg concert hall. (Göteborgs Konserthus).
During the Polstjärnepriset period in November, the competition focuses on development, inspiration and preparation. The musicians will get individual lessons and have the chance to play together with the other participants. Most participants also perform during the festival concerts in Vänersborg.
During the first week of January, from the first round, eight participants will be chosen for the semi-finals, which are held as a public concert in Vänersborg. All participants who do not progress to the semi-finals receive feedback and lessons from the jury. They also continue to play in ensembles and orchestras in the Polstjärnepriset course, participating in performances and the Polstjärnepriset concerts during the Polstjärnepriset Festival in Vänersborg, Gothenburg and a capital in the Nordic countries. At the semi-final, the jury selects four finalists who will play their final performance at the Gothenburg Concert Hall together with Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra. At the final, the jury chooses the winner and nominates the other prize-winners.
On January 6, the winner will be introduced at the Polstjärnepriset Festival.
First Prize – 50 000 SEK
Second Prize – 10 000 SEK
Third Prize – 5 000 SEK
Forth Prize – 5 000 SEK
All taxes are paid by the price-winners.
The winner of the competition is also offered: