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The Fifth International Maj Lind Piano Competition 
Helsinki 14–27 October, 2022 


Join the high-profile International Maj Lind Piano Competition held in Helsinki Finland! 

Based on applications, the pre-selection jury will select circa 40 pianists to take part in the competition. The competition will have three rounds, of which the first and second rounds as well as the chamber music finals will be held in the Concert Hall of the Sibelius Academy and the orchestral finals in the Helsinki Music Centre – both located in the central Helsinki.     

The Head of the international jury is Joanna MacGregor. The other members of the jury are HieYon Choi, Kyoko Hashimoto, Björn Lehmann, Robert Levin, Cedric Pescia, Margit Rahkonen, Kalle Randalu and Rena Shreshevskaja.   

Applicants are required to fill out the online application form, submit the required documents, including a video recordings for the pre-selection, and pay the registration fee before the registration deadline. The online registration is open until May 31, 2022. The applicants accepted for the competition will be announced in June. 

The first Maj Lind Competition in 1945 was a national one. It became international in 2002 and has been organised once every five years by the Sibelius Academy of Uniarts Helsinki. The competition is named after its benefactress, Maria “Maj” Lind (née Kopjeff, 1876–1942), a keen amateur music-lover.  

Nearly €109,000 worth of cash prizes will be awarded in the competition. Additionally numerous performance opportunities will be offered to the award-winning contestants. The competition is open to all pianists born in or after 1992. In addition to providing a lifetime of memories, Maj Lind Piano Competition provides participants with the high-quality arrangements, daily training and hotel accommodation.  

Maj Lind is looking forward to your application! 

Application form and additional info.  

Any questions regarding the application, rules etc. should be addressed to the secretary general, Terhi Luukkonen or +358 40 710 4368.

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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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