The Sibelius Academy organizer of the International Maj Lind Piano Competition, is one of the largest music academies in Europe. It is is the cornerstone of the Finnish music culture through its expertise in teaching, research and artistic activities. The Sibelius Academy of Uniarts Helsinki has trained thousands of artists, educators and music experts since 1882. For several years in a row, the Sibelius Academy has been ranked among the best universities in the world for performing arts education.
The driving force behind all its activities is an uncompromising love of music. At the heart of the study is to grow into a music professional who knows his/her own creative identity in a dynamic, diverse and international community. Sibelius Academy trains both world-class artists and diverse professionals who will create the future of the music industry and impact society as a whole.
The results of the Sibelius Academy’s artistic work are displayed and heard daily in the halls of the Music Centre – annually in about 600 concerts in all genres of music, from classical and opera to electronic music, folk music and jazz.
The competition is financed by the Sibelius Academy Foundation out of the Maj Lind Fund.