Sten Ulloa Carler
President of Ingesund Piano Foundation and artistic director of the competition: prof. Julia Mustonen-Dahlkvist
Competition Coordinator: Mikael Kanarva
Producer: Jon Dahlkvist/ Johan Birgersson
Technical support & Streaming: Håke Karlsson
Ingesund Principal: Carina Hauge- Rouass
Greetings from the Artistic Director:
After seven very successful editions of Nordic Piano Competition in Malmö under the artistic leadership of Marianne Jacobs - we are really delighted that the 8th Nordic Piano Competition will take place at Musikhögskolan Ingesund in Arvika 13-19/03/2017. 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 and the final round will be recorded and broadcasted by Swedish National Radio P2.
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 to not 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!
Prof. Julia Mustonen-Dahlkvist
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