The finalists of the Maj Lind piano competition have been selected

The finalists of the 2022 Maj Lind International Piano Competition are

Michelle Candotti
Kevin Chow
Bogdan Dugalić
Théotime Gillot
David Munk-Nielsen
Piotr Pawlak

The jury selected the finalists on Friday evening after the second round.

The competition finals include the Chamber Music Finals on Sunday 23 October at the Sibelius Academy Concert Hall and the Orchestral Finals on 26-27 October at the Helsinki Music Centre.

In the Chamber Music Final on Sunday they will perform a piano quartet with either the members of Meta4 or Kamus Quartet. In the Orchestral Finals the contestants will perform a piano concerto with the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra conducted by Anna-Maria Helsing.

The winners of the competition will be announced after the second evening of Orchestral Finals. The winner will receive €30 000, the runner-up €25 000 and the third place winner €20 000. The other three finalists will each receive a prize of €8 000. The special prize for chamber music performance is €8 000 and the special prize of the Society of Finnish Composers for the best interpretation of the commissioned work [Tenderness by Outi Tarkiainen] from the second round is €1 500. The finalists will also have an opportunity to play concerts with Finnish orchestras and perform at various festivals in Finland.

To Follow the competition

Yle will be covering the international Maj Lind Piano Competition online, on the radio and on television. Details here.

The performance order of the Chamber Music Finals will be available on the event website. Tickets available at Ticketmaster.

Please find the photos of the Maj Lind Piano Competition. Photo credits Minna Hatinen.

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comissioned work by Outi Tarkiainen

The commissioned work for the competition was composed by Outi Tarkiainen. Competitors may, in the second round, alternatively improvise on a theme. The theme is issued 20 minutes before performance.

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