The 2019 Competition

The VIII Mirjam Helin International Singing Competition will again be bringing the best young vocal talents to Helsinki on May 20-29, 2019. The deadline for applications is November 30, 2018.

Interested candidates are invited to apply through the competition website at

The Mirjam Helin International Singing Competition counts among the most prestigious competitions of its kind in the world. It has a reputation for being one of the leading international singing competitions, and many of its former prizewinners, such as Olaf BärElīna GarančaRené PapeAndrea Rost and Julia Lezhneva have later risen to the top of the world of singing. Designed for outstanding young singers, it is known for its high standard, its exacting repertoire, its superb prizes and its prestigious Jury.

The competition is organised once every five years by the Finnish Cultural Foundation.

The Finnish Broadcasting Company (Yle) is giving the Competition wide media coverage: streamed at, on radio and TV, and recorded at Yle Areena. All channels can be accessed worldwide both during and after the event.


Prize winners 2014