This is a call for entry to the Fifth International Maj Lind Piano Competition. The first Maj Lind Competition in 1945 was a national one. It became international in 2002 and has been organised once every five years by the Sibelius Academy of Uniarts Helsinki. The competition is named after its benefactress, Maria “Maj” Lind (née Kopjeff, 1876–1942), a keen amateur music-lover.
31 May 2022
The pre-selection jury will select circa 40 pianists to take part in the competition.
Nearly €109,000 worth of cash prizes will be awarded in the competition. Additionally numerous performance opportunities will be offered to the award-winning contestants.
The Jury will have the right to award the prizes in some other way.
The other three finalists will each receive a finalist prize of €8,000.
A special chamber music prize of €8,000.
A special prize of €1,500 for the best performance of the commissioned work by Outi Tarkiainen in the second round.
Other special prizes may be awarded.
In addition to providing a lifetime of memories, the Maj Lind Piano Competition provides participants with high-quality arrangements, daily training and hotel accommodation.
Note that a registration fee of €80 is required. However if you are from Ukraine, you are exempt from paying the registration fee.
OTHER KEY DATES
April 1 2022: Applications opened
October 13, 2022 Drawing for performance order
October 14-18, 2022 First rounds
October 20-21, 2022 Second rounds
October 23, 2022 Chamber music finals
October 26-27, 2022 Orchestral finals. The prizes will be awarded after the finals.
Note that while some organisers may accept applications from all around the world, you may still be required to travel to the host country in order to take part in the later stages of a competition for instance, or you may be required to live there for a period of time to take part in a funded programme (e.g. scholarship, incubator, accelerator).
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