Schedule and tickets

THU
17.8.

First round

FRI
18.8.

WED
23.8.

Second round

THU
24.8.

SAT
26.8.

Chamber music finals

SUN
27.8.

MON
28.8.

TUE
29.8.

Orchestral finals

WED
30.8.

 

Drawing Lots

The order of performance will be decided by lot at the Helsinki Music Centre at 12 noon on August 17. The pianist whose name is drawn will perform first, and the others will follow in alphabetical order.

Free entry.

First Round

In the first round, competitors will perform a programme lasting not more than 45 minutes as specified in the competition rules. This will include a Prelude and Fugue by J.S. Bach, a Viennese Classical work, three Etudes, and work composed after 1965.

About 40 competitors will be selected for the first round. The order of performance will be determined in a draw held at 12 noon on August 17, 2017 and posted on the competition website. Alterations to the schedule are possible should any competitors withdraw or the Jury timetables so demand. These will be posted on the competition website.


Friday, August 18, Camerata Hall

First Round 1
10.00–13.30 (Intermission at 11.30–12.00)

First Round 2
17.00–20.30 (Intermission at 18.30–19.00)


Saturday, August 19, Camerata Hall

First Round 3
10.00–13.30 (Intermission at 11.30–12.00)

First Round 4
17.00–20.30 (Intermission at 18.30–19.00)


Sunday, August 20, Camerata Hall

First Round 5
10.00–13.30 (Intermission at 11.30–12.00)

First Round 6
17.00–20.30 (Intermission at 18.30–19.00)


Monday, August 21, Camerata Hall

First Round 7
10.00–13.30 (Intermission at 11.30–12.00)

First Round 8
17.00–20.30 (Intermission at 18.30–19.00)


Tuesday, August 22, Camerata Hall

First Round 9
10.00–13.30 (Intermission at 11.30–12.00)

First Round 10
17.00–20.30 (Intermission at 18.30–19.00)


TICKETS
Ticket prices include service fee:
First Round: 17,50 / 11 euros 
First Round, day-ticket: 28 / 17,50 euros
Lowest price category: students, servicemen, unemployed, children aged 4–17
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Second Round

In the second round, competitors will perform one of the following: the work commissioned for the competition from Kaija Saariaho, an improvisation on a given theme, or a piece of their own composition. The programme will also include some Sibelius and elective works.

About 14 competitors will be selected for the second round. The names of these competitors and the order of performance will be posted on the competition website on the evening of August 22, 2017. Alterations to the schedule are possible should any competitors withdraw or the Jury timetables so demand. These will be posted on the competition website.


Thursday August 24, Camerata Hall

Second Round 1
10.00–13.30 (Intermission at 12.00–12.30)

Second Round 2
17.00–21.30 (Intermission at 19.00-19.30)


Friday, August 25, Camerata Hall

Second Round 3
10.00–13.30 (Intermission at 12.00–12.30)

Second Round 4
17.00–21.30 (Intermission at 19.00–19.30)


TICKETS
Ticket prices include service fee:
Second Round: 17,50 / 11 euros 
Second Round, day-ticket: 28 / 17,50 euros
Lowest price category: students, servicemen, unemployed, children aged 4–17
Buy tickets: Ticketmaster

Chamber Music Finals

In the chamber music finals, the finalists will perform a piano quintet of their choice with the Tempera Quartet or the New Helsinki Quartet.

The names of the finalists and the order of performance will be posted on the competition website on August 25, 2017. Alterations to the schedule are possible should any competitors withdraw or the Jury timetables so demand.  These will be posted on the competition website.


Sunday, August 27, Concert Hall

Chamber Music Finals 1
16.00–17.30 (no intermission)

Chamber Music Finals 2
19.00–20.30 (no intermission)

TICKETS
Ticket prices include service fee:
Chamber Music Finals: 17,50 / 11 / 9 euros
Both Chamber Music Finals: 28 / 17,50 / 11 euros
Lowest price category: students, servicemen, unemployed, children aged 4–17
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Orchestral Finals

In the orchestral finals, the finalists will perform a piano concerto with the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Anna-Maria Helsing. Three competitors will perform on each finals day.

The names of the finalists and order of performance will be posted on the competition website on August 25, 2017. The prizes will be awarded after the Jury has reached its decision, at about 10 pm on August 31, 2017.


Wednesday, August 30, Concert Hall

Orchestral Finals 1
19.00–21.20 (Intermision at 20.00)

Thursday, August 31, Concert Hall

Orchestral Finals 2
19.00–21.20 (Intermission at 20.00)

TICKETS
Ticket prices include service fee:
Orchestral Finals: 38 / 28 / 17,50 euros (normal price), 28 / 20,50 / 11 euros (pensioners), 17,50 / 11 / 9 euros (students, servicemen, unemployed, children aged 4–17)
Both Orchestral Finals: 64 / 43,50 / 17,50 euros (normal price), 43,50 / 33 / 17,50 euros (pensioners), 28 / 17,50 / 14,50 euros (students, servicemen, unemployed, children aged 4–17)
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Drawing Lots AUG 17

The order of performance will be decided by lot at the Helsinki Music Centre at 12 noon on August 17. The pianist whose name is drawn will perform first, and the others will follow in alphabetical order.

Free entry.