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.


Matija Meić gazes happily round the Helsinki Music Centre. It was here that he was awarded the second prize for men in the 2014 Mirjam Helin International Singing Competition, and it was to this hall that he returned in spring 2016 as the soloist with the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra. In August, he once again entered the by now familiar glass cube on his way back from Rauma Festivo, to which he had been invited by Finnish bass Mika Kares.


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.