age 24

Universität der Künste Berlin 2016–2017
Sibelius Academy 2012–
Sibelius Academy Youth Department 2009–2012

Fanny Söderström (born 3 March 1993, Helsinki) is studying at the Sibelius Academy with Tuija Hakkila. In the Sibelius Academy Youth Department she also studied with her and with Antti Hotti. In 2016–2017 she is doing exchange studies at the Berlin University of the Arts with Björn Lehmann. In 2015 she was a laureate at the Helmi Vesa Piano Competition (Helsinki), and in 2017 she was a finalist at the Nordic Piano Competition in Sweden. She won the second divided prize at the Tampere Piano Competition in May 2017. In 2015 she made her conducting debut – also playing the solo part – in Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 20.


First round

J. S. BACH Prelude and Fugue in E-flat major (WTK I)
HANDEL Chaconne in G major HWV 435
HAYDN Sonata in C major, Hob XVI/48
CHOPIN Etude in A minor op. 25/11
LISZT Transcendental Etude no. 6 ”Vision”
DEBUSSY Etude no. 10 ”Pour les sonorités opposeés”
LIGETI Etude no. 13 ”L’escalier du diable” (1993)

Second round

DUTILLEUX Sonaatti Sonata: III Choral et variations
SAARIAHO Arabesques et adages
SIBELIUS Five Romantic Compositions op. 101: II Chant du soir, III Scène lyrique, V Scène romantique
BRAHMS Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel op. 24


SHOSTAKOVICH Piano Quintet op. 57
BRAHMS Piano Concerto no. 1 op. 15