Meet the 2021 finalists

Sunday 24 October 2021, 12 exceptional singers performed operatic arias and Lieder during this year’s live and online semi-final.

After a day stacked with impressive performances, the international jury has chosen 6 finalists.

We are thrilled to present the six finalists in the Queen Sonja International Music Competition 2021 (in alphabetical order):

  1. Erika Baikoff, soprano, USA (1994)
  2. Badral Chuluunbaatar, baritone, Mongolia (1989)
  3. Inna Demenkova, soprano, Russia (1995)
  4. Maria Motolygina, soprano, Russia (1990)
  5. Liv Redpath, soprano, USA (1992)
  6. Brent Michael Smith, bass, USA (1990)

A huge congratulations to all six, and thank you so much to all twelve semi-finalists for amazing performances!

The final concert will take place in the Grieg Hall in Bergen 20 November.

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