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OPENING CEREMONY ON SUNDAY

Sibelius violin competition gets started on Sunday November, 22 at Helsinki Conservatory at 12.00. The programme includes welcoming words from the head of the competition committee, Lauri Tarasti and administrative director of Helsinki Conservatory, Harri Pellikka. Also the order of performance...

ACCREDITATION

ACCREDITATION   Accreditation in the 11th International Jean Sibelius Violin Competition is open from November 3 to November 12 in 2015.   Accreditations and enquiries by email to press officer Ms. Terhi Luukkonen terhi.luukkonen@uniarts.fi tel. +358 40 7104 368   Information...

Names of competitors published

Jean Sibelius Violin Competition invites 45 prominent violinists from 13 countries to compete inHelsinki.   The list of competitors in alphabetical order: Naoka Aoki (f), United KingdomWonhee Bae (f), GermanyHannah Soojin Cho (f), United States of AmericaSarah Christian (f), GermanySara...

Record amount of applicants

Jean Sibelius Violin Competition has received 234 applications of contestants from 29 countries. 12 of contestants are Finnish.

Increased prize money

The value of the prizes will be as follows: I 25.000 e II 18.000 e III 12.000 e All other finalists will each receive a prize of 2.000 e.  The Foundation of The Helsinki Conservatory of Music will award a special prize of 3.000 e. The Sibelius family will award a special prize...

New Venues

New venues have been discovered for the 11th International Jean Sibelius Violin Competition. The preliminary round and the second round will be held in the Helsinki Conservatory Concert Hall. The finals will be heard at the Helsinki Music Centre. The finalists will play with the Helsinki...

A new website

A new website for the 11th International Jean Sibelius Violin Competition has been opened. In addition to the latest news, the site can be browsed for stories about the glorious history of the competition. You are welcome to see the site for yourself!