For Competitors

The Mirjam Helin Competition warmly welcomes the world’s most outstanding young singers to Helsinki Music Centre on 20–29 May  2019. 

There are separate categories for men and women and a total of €173,000 will be awarded in prizes. The upper age limit for men is 32 (b. 1987 or later) and for women 30 (b. 1989 or later) years. Prizes will be awarded to the four best singers in each category.  

The application period ended on 31 December 2018. Sixty-two singers out of 475 applicants were chosen to take part in the VIII Mirjam Helin International Singing Competition. 

 Schedule

18 May 2019 at 2-5 pm Competitors register at the Competition Office
Helsinki Music Centre, Mannerheimintie 13 A

18 May 2019 at 6 pm Draw for order of performance

20–23 May 2019 at 11 am and 6 pm Preliminary round
Camerata Hall

22 May at 4.30 pm Singers' Studio
Camerata Hall

25–26 May 2019 at 11 am and 6 pm Semifinals
Concert Hall

27–28 May 2019 at 2 pm Master Classes
Camerata Hall 

29 May 2019 at 6.30 pm Competition final
Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Hannu Lintu, conductor
Concert Hall

31 May 2019 at 7 pm Prizewinners’ Concert
Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra

Hannu Lintu, conductor

Madetoja Concert Hall, Leevi Madetojan katu 1-3, Oulu