Menuhin Competition Oslo 2010
Sunday 18 April 2010

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Staying in Oslo during the competition?

Why not stay at one of four beautiful Rica Hotels?

Rica Hotels are the official hotel partner of the Menuhin Competition Oslo 2010. Their hotels offer exceptional quality and personal service at affordable prices. For visitors of the competition four selected Rica hotels offer a special discount.


Choose the Grand Hotel, the Rica Oslo, the Rica Travel or Rica Victoria Hotel. All of them centrally located with easy access to the competition venues.


For reservations mail: or phone: +47 66 85 45 60, Booking code: Menuhin Visitor

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Menuhin Competition - Senior Section 1st Round, part 1

from 12.00h


Join the all star jury in their search for the very best violin virtuosos. Be live in the concert hall and witness some stunning performances. Enjoy the incredibly varied and exciting repertoire designed to test the skills of each player and be the first to know the winners.

9 of the 22 Senior competitors will play to jury and audiences for their place in the Senior Semi-finals. Each competitor performs a 25 minute programme with their choice of the following works:

One of the following sonatas:
J.S. BACH Sonata No.1 in G minor,BWV 1001, Siciliana and Presto
J.S. BACH Sonata No.2 in A minor,BWV 1003, Andante and Allegro
J.S. BACH Sonata No.3 in C major, BWV 1005, Largo and Allegro assai

The second movement of one of the following violin concertos:
W.A. MOZART from Violin Concerto No.1 in B flat major, K.207
W.A. MOZART from Violin Concerto No.2 in D major, K.211
W.A. MOZART from Violin Concerto No.3 in G major, K.216
W.A. MOZART from Violin Concerto No.4 in D major, K.218
W.A. MOZART from Violin Concerti No.5 in A major, K.219

OLE BULL  Polacca from Polacca Guerriera

The competitor's own choice of composition written in the last 25 yrs for solo violin

After the performances and the jury's deliberation, the Chairman of the jury will announce the Senior Semi-finalists. The Semi-finals will take place on Wednesday 21 April.

Lindemansalen, Norwegian Academy of Music

NOK 50 - Buy Now!
Students & teachers NMH/BDM: Free entry


Exhibition - Ole Bull Guarneri del Gesù Project

10.00 - 19.00h

Internationally renowned violin maker, restorer and dealer Christophe Landon is organising this exciting project around Ole Bull's famous Guarneri del Gesù violin. Violinmakers from around the world are invited to make a copy of the ‘Ole Bull’ 1744 Guarneri del Gesù violin. The copies may not only be looked at - theye are there to be played by competitors, students and visiting violinists.

The instruments can also be heard in concert.

Also on show will be a selection of Hardanger fiddles from the collection of Kjell Chr. Midtgaard, among them an instrument by Erik Johnsen Helland from 1862. One instrument will also be available for playing.

Venue: Norwegian Academy of Music

Free entry

Collaboration Partner:
Christophe Landon Rare Violins
Kjell Chr Midtgaard


Voices Connected


Voices Connected - voice and organ students NMH/BDM

Venue: Akershus slottskirke


Jury Concert @ the British Embassy


Arve Tellefsen

Pamela Frank 

Gordon Back 

Lars Anders

Erich Gruenberg


Aage Kvalbein

Invited by the British Ambassador in Norway, members of the star studded jury play works by Grieg and Dvorak in the beautiful surroundings of the British Ambassador's Residence.

Joji Hattori, violin
Arve Tellefsen, violin
Erich Gruenberg, violin
Pamela Frank, violin
Lars Anders Tomter, viola
Aage Kvalbein, cello
Gordon Back, piano

To include:
Fritz Kreisler - selected works
Edvard Grieg - Violin Sonata in G major Op.13
Antonín Dvořák - Piano Quintet


Collaboration Partner:
The British Embassy

Hellstrøm Flygel & Piano providing the Bechstein grand piano for the evening



Om shanti – a peace concert by the sea


Pupils and teachers from The Oslo School of Fine Arts send their song of peace out to the sea and the whole, wide world. With Indian chant as a recurring theme they present a varied programme, with music from many continents and time periods.

Musicians: Pupils and teachers from The Oslo School of Fine Arts

Venue: MS Innvik, Langkaia, (opposite the Opera)

Free admission


Please also see the exciting range of free education events


To the best of our knowledge, information on this page was correct at time of publication.  We reserve the right to change information and programmes without prior notice if necessary.

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