The fifth International Maj Lind Piano Competition is organized in Helsinki from 14 to 27 October 2022. The lucky competition applicants will play a wide selection of familiar works by composers ranging from Beethoven to Sibelius and from Rachmaninov to Chopin, but also more recent repertoire. The contestants successful in the exciting first two rounds will proceed to the chamber music finals, in which they will perform a piano quartet with either the Kamus or the Meta4 Quartet. The competition will culminate in orchestral finals at the Helsinki Music Centre on October 26–27, 2022 in which the best six contestants will perform a piano concerto with the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra.
The International Maj Lind Competition is well-recognized piano competition in Finland and around the world. The competition is named after its benefactress Maria (Maj) Lind, née Kopjeff (1876–1942). A keen music lover, who studied the piano in Kuopio and St. Petersburg and married a Helsinki businessman, Arvid Lind. When he died, she inherited a considerable fortune, some of which she then bequeathed to the Sibelius Academy “for the development of pianists”. The first Maj Lind Piano Competition was financed by a fund set up under the bequest and held in 1945. Since 2002, it has been held every five years as an international event.
First & second rounds and chamber music final are taking place at the Concert Hall of the R-building, Pohjoinen Rautatiekatu 9 and the orchestral finals at the Helsinki Music Centre, Mannerheimintie 13.