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 official competition pianists 2019 were:

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.

Hans-Otto Ehrström

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Hans-Otto Ehrström has been an official accompanist for all the major Finnish singing competitions. His appearances in solo, chamber and Lied repertoire have taken him to most parts of Europe and to Russia, Greenland, Israel and Japan.

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.

Kirill Kozlovski

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Kirill Kozlovski 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 has a strong reputation as a versatile chamber musician and he is recognised as a first-class Finnish Lied pianist. Currently Ranta teaches chamber music and piano at the Sibelius Academy.