Mirjam Helin -laulukilpailut
The Mirjam Helin 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 Bär, Elīna Garanča, René Pape, Andrea 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, exacting repertoire, superb prizes and 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 yle.fi/klassinen, on radio and TV, and recorded at Yle Areena. All channels can be accessed worldwide both during and after the event.
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 Tuula Hällström and Kristian Attila, Hans-Otto Ehrström, Kiril Kozlovsky, Ilmo Ranta, Ilmari Räikkönen.