Edvard Grieg Pre-College Piano Competition

Rollins to host biennial piano competition from the library of Edvard Grieg.

Overview

The goal of the competition is to encourage the studies of Edvard Grieg piano music and to provide performance opportunities for pre-college students to perform his work. With the support of the Department of Music at Rollins, the McFeely-Rogers Foundation and the Edvard Grieg Society of America, the first prize winner from each division will receive a cash prize of $1,000 and will be featured at a recital in Sarasota, Florida, at a later date.

About Edvard Grieg

Edvard Grieg (1843-1907) is best known to many young pianists for his Piano Concerto in A minor. The repertoire list for this competition consists of some of his known and also some his lesser known piano works. Our research showed that Grieg rarely performed his opuses in their entirety.  His concert programs often consisted of a selection of pieces chosen from different opuses. Pieces such as Wedding Day at Troldhaugen, Albumblatt, Humoresque, and Berceuse repeatedly appeared on his programs in sets as he toured all over Europe as a performer. The required repertoire of this competition follows Grieg’s performance practice by choosing some of Grieg’s favorite concert pieces and arranging them into sets.

Application & Repertoire Forms

Application Form

Repertoire Requirements

Contact Info

Gloria Cook, DMA
Professor of Music
T. 407-646-2106
gcook@rollins.edu