- Innri by Jóel Pálsson (composer) & Kjartan Valdemarsson (arranger)
- MagnusMaria by Karólína Eiríksdóttir
- ...de Blanche et Marie... - Symphony No. 3 by Mats Larsson Gothe
- Songs my mothers taught me by Ida Lundén
The winner will be announced and will receive a prize of DKK 350,000 on 1 November 2016 at the Nordic Council prize award ceremony at the DR Concert Hall in Copenhagen in conjunction with the Session of the Nordic Council.