Thank you for this time!

The Stenhammar competition 2024 has ended and the majority of the singers are now moving forward in their careers. For this year’s winner, the soprano Matilda Sterby, projects both to in Malmö and Gothenburg are waiting, and at the beginning of 2025 she will perform Magda in Puccini’s “La Rondine” at the Volksoper Wien. In Vienna you can also find second prize winner Celine Mun from South Korea. Third prize winner Mathilda Bryngelsson, can be enjoyed in “Bellini” at the “Opera på Skäret” now in July/August. Beautifully singing tenor Jaesung Kim, the audience favorite, returns to the Opera in Heidelberg. For young Alva Olsson, an exciting future certainly awaits her.

All participants deserve a big thank you for contributing to this year’s competition maintaining such high quality and that the audience and streaming followers got a week’s celebration.

The international jury, whose importance for the attraction of the competition for the singers cannot be overstated and deserve praise and thanks. As do our pianists, Magnus Svensson and Lars David Nilsson.

A big thank you to the Norrköping Symphony Orchestra and Scenkonst Öst AB, as well Norrköping municipality, Region Östergötland, sponsors and other contributors and collaborators for making the ninth edition of Wilhelm Stenhammar International Music Competition so successful.

We are now closing the books on this year’s competition and looking forward to the 10th anniversary of the competition in June 2026!

While waiting for the next competition, you can enjoy the 2022 winner, Vera Talerko, who will sing the symphony orchestra in Norrköping at “Gyllene Upptakt” on January 4 2025..

Claes Egnell