Tickets now on sale

Tickets for the Fourth Maj Lind Piano Competition (August 17–31, 2017) are now on sale at Ticketmaster. The competition will be held at the Helsinki Music Centre.

The names of the 40 successful applicants will be posted on the competition website by May 26 at the latest. The order of performance will be decided by lot on August 17. There will be three rounds in the competition, all of them public events. The first round will be held on August 18–22, the second on August 24–25 and the finals on August 27–31: the chamber music finals on August 27 and orchestral finals on August 30–31. The prizes will be awarded after the finals on August 31.

The quartets in the chamber music finals will be the Tempera and the New Helsinki. The orchestra in the finals will be the Helsinki Philharmonic conducted by Anna-Maria Helsing.

Ticket prices include service fee:

First Round / Second Round: €17.50 / 11
Day ticket, First Round: €28 / 17.50
Day ticket, Second Round: €28 / 17.50

Chamber Music Finals: €17.50 / 11 / 9
Both Chamber Music Finals: €28 / 17.50 / 11

The lowest price category is for students, servicemen, unemployed and children aged 4–17

Orchestral Finals: €38 / 28 / 17.50 (normal price), €28 / 20.50 / 11 (pensioners), €17.50 / 11 / 9 (students, servicemen, unemployed and children aged 4–17)
Both Orchestral Finals: €64 / 43.50 / 17.50 (normal price), €43.50 / 33 / 17.50 (pensioners), €28 / 17.50 / 14.50 (students, servicemen, unemployed and children aged 4–17)

Ticketmaster:, tel. 0600 10 800 (€1.98 min + lnc). No service fee will be charged if you buy your ticket in person from the Helsinki Music Centre ticket sales office (does not apply to pre-booked purchases). No discounts on price categories for Sibelius Academy events.

The competition is open to all pianists born in or after 1987, regardless of nationality. The competitors will be chosen on the basis of their application videos. The competition jury will have eight members: Dmitri Bashkirov, Janina Fialkowska, Ralf Gothóni, Ewa Kupiec, Alberto Nosè, Roland Pöntinen, Dang Thai Son and Dina Yoffe.

The first prize is worth €30,000, the second €25,000 and the third €20,000. The other three finalists will each receive a consolation prize of €8,000. Special prizes totalling €10,500 will also be awarded, and the winner will give a solo recital at the PianoEspoo festival on November 9, 2017.

The competition will be streamed worldwide by the Finnish Broadcasting Company (Yle), which will also televise the orchestral finals

The Fourth International Maj Lind Piano Competition will be held in Helsinki on August 17–31, 2017. Established as a national event in 1945, the competition was made international in 2002 and is nowadays held once every five years. The Maj Lind Piano Competition is named after Maj Lind (née Kopjeff, 1876–1942), a keen music lover, and is funded out of a bequest made by her in her will. The organiser is the Sibelius Academy, the University of the Arts Helsinki.

Further info

International Maj Lind Piano Competition

Terhi Luukkonen, Secretary General
tel. +358 40 710 4368

Katri Maasalo, Press Officer (part-time)
tel. +358 50 577 2558

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