Competition 2021

June 10 – 18, 2021. De Geerhallen, Norrköping

We invite you to WSIMC, the eight day music festival for classical music in Norrköping, Sweden.

Due to the continued spread of Covid-19, the current guidelines issued by health officials, and the restrictions introduced to eradicate the disease worldwide, Wilhelm Stenhammar International Music Competition, has decided to postpone WSIMC 2020 to June 2021. This decision was taken by the WSIMC board April 17, 2020.

We are of course very disappointed by this development – we have been working very hard with all the planning for several months. But, it was with great satisfaction, we noticed, that our “pre-jury” had selected 70 excellent singers for the competition in June. We are therefore very pleased, to be able to offer, all the 70 selected singers, the opportunity to participate in the competition 2021 instead of 2020 and with the same rules and terms.

The obligatory repertoire is available here and the the music for works by Wilhelm Stenhammar here.

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Important dates

Last day to apply:

February 17, 2020

You get the answer on the application:

April 1, 2020

Last day to change your application:

May 1, 2021

June 10


June 11-13

First round

June 14-16

Second round

June 17

Orchestra Rehearsal

June 18

Final Concert with Prize giving ceremony



Nader Abbassi Cairo/Geneva

Georges Delnon Hamburg

Göran Gademan Gothenburg

Franziska Maria Kaiser Copenhagen

Olga Kondina St Petersburg

Karin Veres Gothenburg

One more jurymember will be engaged.

Prizes & engagements

  • First prize: 120 000 SEK

  • Second prize: 60 000 SEK

  • Third prize: 50 000 SEK "Östgöta prize"

  • Audience´s prize 20 000 SEK

  • Mozart prize 10 000 SEK

  • Stenhammar prize 10 000 SEK for the best interpretation of Wilhelm Stenhammar songs.

  • According to Swedish fiscal legislation, 15% tax will be deducted from the prize.

    The prize-giving ceremony will be held after the Final Concert and after the Jury meeting. Each prize-winner must be present to receive his/her prize in person.


The finalists in the competition can be offered different engagements. The engagements will be added after the competition  but one engagement is always offered through the Norrköping Symphony Orchestra.