Lise Davidsen wins the Queen Sonja International Music Competition

Monday, August 24, 2015

The soprano Lise Davidsen wins the Queen Sonja International Music Competition

Lise Davidsen has studied at the RDAM under associate professor Susanna Eken

Friday 21 August, the 28-year-old soprano Lise Davidsen won the Queen Sonja International Music Competition. The final was broadcast by the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation from the main stage of the Norwegian National Opera. Lise Davidsen collected a total of three prizes during the competition: The 1st prize of €40,000, the prize for the best performance of Norwegian music (€1,500), and the Ingrid Bjoner Scholarship for the best Norwegian participant (NOK 75,000).

Earlier this summer she was awarded the first prize in Placido Domingo's Operalia, as well as winning both the Audience Prize and the Birgit Nilsson Prize. In the prestigious Belvedere competition in Amsterdam she won both the Second Prize, the Audience Prize and the International Media Prize.

Lise Davidsen has a bachelor's degree from the Grieg Academy in Bergen, and a master's degree from The Royal Danish Academy of Music and The Royal Opera Academy where she studied under one of Europe's foremost vocal teachers, Susanna Eken.

"Lise Davidsen is one of the greatest vocal talents I have ever heard." (Per Boye Hansen, Artistic Director of the Norwegian National Opera).

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Photo: Lise Davidsen receives her award from Her Majesty Queen Sonja