Held biannually, this year's final round was held in November 2021, in Olavshallen, Trondheim, Norway.
The first prize was awarded to 26-year-old Yukari Ohno from Japan. A student of Boris Kuschnir at the Music and Arts University of the city of Vienna, she will be awarded 160,000 NOK ($16,933 USD), a solo engagement with the Trondheim Syfonieorkester and Opera, a recital in Berlin in cooperation with the International Edvard Grieg Piano Competition, and a career consulting session with Unison Media founder Andrew Ousley.
The second and third prizes were awarded to 23-year-old Karen Su from the United States and 16-year-old Marie Helling from Germany/Poland.
The 2021 jury comprised Julian Rachlin (Jury Leader), Eldbjørg Hemsing, Arvid Engegård, David Pickard, Sophia Jaffé, Tanja Dorn, and Kyung Sun Lee.