Welcome to the  

the 9th nordic piano competition

ingesund edition 


Artistic Director Prof. Julia Mustonen-Dahlkvist
Competition Coordinator: Mikael Kanarva
Producer: Jon Dahlkvist
Technical support/Streaming: Håke Karlsson and Tobba Andersson 

Scen and light: Arvid Blix

Ingesund Principal: Carina Hauge- Rouass

We are really delighted  to announce, that the 9th Nordic Piano Competition will take place at Musikhögskolan Ingesund in Arvika 19-24/02.2019. For this week Musikhögskolan Ingesund is very proud to become the center of piano culture in Scandinavia. We are very happy to host the most promising and brilliant young pianists from the Nordic countries and we are happy to hear them on stage at our institution.

Likewise we are genuinely excited to be able to give our contestants the opportunity to play with Wermland Opera Orchestra and conductor Johannes Gustavsson in the final round. The complete competition will be professionally video-streamed live worldwide.

We want to express our sincere gratitude to Blüthner Pianos for years of co-operation with this competition and we are eager to listen to the famous golden sound of a Blüthner Grand Piano on our stage in the hands of the best pianists from the Nordic countries.

The competition board warmly welcomes all contestants to Ingesund and Arvika. We are also happy to give the opportunity to the audience in Arvika and Värmland to listen to all participants, and we encourage you all not to miss any of the performances this week as it will be a real celebration of the Art of Piano, and we are very happy to share it with you all!

 Artistic director,

Prof. Julia Mustonen-Dahlkvist

We are proud to announce: 
The 9th Nordic Piano Competition - Ingesund Edition
19-24 February 2019

Concerto final accompanied by the Wermland Opera
Orchestra conducted by Johannes Gustavsson,

Live Streaming

Main sponsor: Blüthner Pianos


Prof. ​Alexey Lebedev- Professor at the Kyungsung University in Busan, South Korea (Not yet confirmed) 
Ass. Prof. Søren Rastogi- Assistant professor at Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen and Associate professor at Royal Academy of Music in Aarhus.
Dr. Nina Margret Grimsdottir- Artistic director at Reykjavik Classics
Dr. Niklas Pokki- Head of the Piano Department, Sibelius- Academy in Helsinki, Artistic director at Mäntta Music Festival. 


Prof. Leslie Howard, President of the jury
Prof. Alexey Lebedev, Professor at the Kyungsung University in Busan, South Korea
Prof. Eliane Reyes, Professor at Conservatoire Royal de Bruxelles
Eric Schoones, ​Editor and Chief PIANIST Magazine
Jury No 5 (not yet confirmed)

Johannes Nebel, Founder/Owner Opus Magazine & Manager at Eliasson Artist Management (not yet confirmed)
Johannes Gustavsson, Chief conductor at Wermland Opera.


15 October 2018        Application deadline Prolonged deadline to 15 November
1 November 2018       Prescreening results announced on the website
5 December 2018       Last day of changing the repertoire
16 January 2019      Publication of schedule for Round 1.
19-24 February   Nordic Piano Competition in Arvika, Sweden.

Greetings from the Artistic Director: