Sibelius Academy

The Sibelius Academy of the University of the Arts Helsinki, the organiser of the Maj Lind Piano Competition, trains artists, pedagogues and other music professionals in an inspiring and internationally diverse environment with state-of-the-art facilities in the heart of Helsinki. The academy was established in 1882 and bears the name of the Finnish master composer Jean Sibelius.

Our mission is to foster and renew musical culture through teaching, research, and artistic activities. We are one of Europe’s largest music academies with 1,400 students and 500 teachers united by our passion for music. For several years in a row, the Sibelius Academy has been ranked among the world’s best performing arts schools (QS World University Rankings by Subject).

Studying piano music at the Sibelius Academy

At the Sibelius Academy you can study to become a professional piano musician under the guidance of respected Finnish and international artists and pedagogues. At the heart of the studies are soloistic skills, chamber music and Lied. Students learn to master the playing technique and styles required by the central repertoire and develop skills needed for independent artistic work. The studies prepare for a professional life as a soloist, chamber musician and/or a pedagogue.

Uniarts Helsinki = Academy of Fine Arts + Sibelius Academy + Theatre Academy

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