Dear Pianist…

It is a great pleasure to welcome you to apply for participation in the 5th Top of the World International Piano Competition, 17-23 June 2017, in the beautiful City of Tromsø. 24 of the most amazing talents under the age of 35 will be invited to a Tromsø drenched in the light of the midnight sun to compete through three rounds to be the winner of the prestigious prizes. In the final round Northern Norway’s highly merited orchestra, Arctic Philharmonic Orchestra (NOSO), will accompany the contestants.

Professor Emerita Tori Stødle,
Artistic Director

Application deadline

Because of many requests application deadline is extended till 20 february GMT+0000UTC

15 february 2017
Age limit: 17-35
(01.01.1982 – 01.01.2000)

Read more: Application Info

The cash awards

1st Prize € 30 000
2nd Prize € 20 000
3rd Prize € 10 000

Our excellent winners from 2015

1st Prize



2nd Prize

Jong Hai

(South Korea)

3rd Prize