We are very delighted to announce the 9th Nordic Piano Competition will take place at Musikhögskolan Ingesund in Arvika 19-24 February 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

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

Main sponsor: Blüthner Pianos



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
Akemi Alink, Pianist, Board Member of Alink-Argerich Foundation

joining jury from Semifinal:

Johannes Nebel, Founder/Owner Opus Magazine & Manager at Eliasson Artist Management
joining jury in the Finals:
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.

Staff of Nordic Piano Competition:

Artistic Director: Prof. Julia Mustonen-Dahlkvist​
Competition Coordinator: Mikael Kanarva
Producer: Jon Dahlkvist
Technical support/Streaming: Håke Karlsson and Tobba Andersson 
Scene work and light: Arvid Blix
Ingesund Principal: Carina Hauge- Rouass

Greetings from the Artistic Director:

Welcome to the  

the 9th nordic piano competition

ingesund edition 

19-24 Feb 2019