One of the leading international singing competitions. Many of its former prizewinners have later risen to the top of the world of singing. Designed for outstanding young singers, it is known for its high standard, exacting repertoire, superb prizes and prestigious Jury.


The second prize for men went to Matija Meić, beating all the other baritones in a competition of a legendary high standard. Images of this charismatic 28-year-old Croatian will remain firmly etched in the minds of the Mirjam Helin audiences.


Mrs Marja-Leena Pétas-Arjava, MMus and Executive Director of the Mirjam Helin International Singing Competition, has been elected Vice President of the World Federation of International Music Competitions, Geneva for the period three-year period 2015–2018. The Federation is a worldwide network of leading music competitions and organisations and has around 120 members.


Marja-Leena Pétas intends to aim at even greater international visibility. The warm, caring legacy of Mirjam Helin is a key element of the ‘Helin brand’.