Pianists of the Mirjam Helin Competition

During the preliminary and semifinal rounds the competitors may make use of the services of their own or the competition pianist. The Competition Committee will place a pianist at the disposal of each competitor. The official competition pianists 2019 are:

Kristian Attila

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Kristian Attila, a lecturer in the Sibelius Academy Department of Vocal Music, is one of Finland’s foremost Lieder accompanists and vocal coaches.

Tuula Hällström

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Tuula Hällström specialises in Lied and chamber music; she can frequently be heard in recital with a number of singers and is much in demand as a pianist for singing competitions, opera productions and masterclasses.

Kiril Kozlovsky

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Kiril Kozlovsky studied the piano with Irina Semenyako at the Belarusian State Academy of  Music and with Matti Raekallio, Hamsa al-Wadi Juris, Ilmo Ranta and Eero Heinonen at the Sibelius Academy, obtaining a Master’s degree from the latter in spring 2005.

Ilmo Ranta

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Ilmo Ranta studied at the Sibelius Academy with Liisa Pohjola and received his diploma in 1984.