Contestants have been selected

International Maj Lind Piano Competition, contestants in 2022

Aumiller, Jonas / Cleveland Institute of Music since 08/2022
Belyavsky, Sergey / Park University Kansas City since 08/2021
Candotti, Michelle / Royal College of Music finished 07/2020
Cecino, Elia / Accademia del Ridotto di Stradella since 09/2021
Chen, Haoguo / The Juilliard Music School since 08/2021
Cheng, Wanting / Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler Berlin since 10/2019
Cho, Jun Hwi / Yale School of Music since 08/2022
Chow, Kevin / Yale School of Music finished 07/2021
Dai, Liang (A Bu) / Mannes School of Music since 09/2022
Dugalić, Bogdan / Universität Mozarteum Salzburg since 10/2021
Gillot, Théotime / Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris since 09/2018
Guo, Xu / New England Conservatory finished 02/2021
Gusachenko, Galyna / Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln since 10/2020
Ho, Ya-Chu / Universität für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Wien finished 01/2022
Hsieh, Wei-Ting / Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover since 10/2019
Kang, Hyelee / Universität Mozarteum Salzburg since 10/2018
Kim, Song Hyeon / New England Conservatory of Music since 09/2020
Kim, Sunah / Universität Mozarteum Salzburg since 10/2018
Kim, Yeo Jun / Seoul National University since 03/2022
Lee, Jaeyoung / Universität Mozarteum Salzburg since 03/2019
Lee, Linda 
Lee, Shinyoung / Hochschule für Musik und Theater München since 10/2019
Lin, Hao Wei / The Affiliated Senior High School of National Taiwan Normal University since 09/2020
Liu, Tianyuan / Yale School of Music since 09/2021
Ma, Ke / Guildhall School of Music & Drama since 08/2019
Mai, An-Chi / Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musicque et de Danse de Paris
Mak, Jonathan / Yale School of Music since 09/2019
Mejias, Anton / Curtis Institute of Music since 09/2019
Munk-Nielsen, David / Sibelius Academy, University of the Arts Helsinki since 08/2017
Ollikainen, Arttu / Sibelius Academy, University of the Arts Helsinki
Ozaki, Misora / Hochschule für Musik und Theater München since 10/2018
Papoian, Ilia / Saint-Petersburg State Conservatory since 09/2019
Pawlak, Piotr / Stanisław Moniuszko Academy of Music in Gdánsk finished 09/2021
Pushkarev, Nikolay / Cleveland Institute of Music since 08/2022
Ratinov, Anthony / Yale School of Music since 08/2016
Schwalbe, Hanna / Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover since 10/2018
Shi, Wenting / Northwestern University Bienen School of Music since 09/2022
Strata, Gabriele / Guildhall School of Music & Drama since 09/2020
Su, Szuyu / The Juilliard School since 08/2021
Tang, Stephanie / Guildhall School of Music & Drama since 01/2022
Tsang, Hin-Yat / Universität der Künste Berlin since 10/2017
Wong, Victoria / The Juilliard School finished 05/2022
Ye, Fangzhou / The Juilliard School since 09/2021
Yoon, Jeong Hyun / Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln since 10/2019
Yu, Yuewen / Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover
Zaitsev, Aleksei / Sibelius Academy, University of the Arts Helsinki since 08/2014

Record number of applicants for the International Maj Lind Piano Competition 

The International Maj Lind Piano Competition to be held in Helsinki, Finland on October 14–27, 2022 received 270 applications of first-rate pianists, which is a record number in the Maj Lind´s history. 

The contestants for the fifth International Maj Lind Piano Competition have now been selected. A host, Sibelius Academy of the University of the Arts, received a record 270 applications by the last date for entries, from which 46 were selected. 

The contestants were chosen by a team of six piano professionals on the basis of the applicants’ videos. Terhi Luukkonen, Secretary General of the International Maj Lind Piano Competition, is delighted at the record number of applications – more than ever before in the history of the competition – and the very high standard. Competitors are currently studying or have graduated from internationally acclaimed music schools.

“The pre-selection team has not had an easy task,” she says, “because the applicants were all first-rate. I am particularly delighted at the great interest shown in our competition. The reputation of this competition as a first-rate international event has clearly spread round the world, and judging from the interest, we now rank as a major international competition.”

Winners announced at the orchestral finals

The competition will proceed via two rounds to chamber music finals at the Sibelius Academy and culminate in orchestral finals at the Helsinki Music Centre on October 26 and 27, 2022. The six most successful contestants will seek victory by performing a piano concerto with the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra conducted by Anna-Maria Helsing. Prizes totalling €109,000 will be awarded, and the finalists will also be offered solo engagements with Finnish orchestras and concert organisers. The contestants, who must be under the age of 30, will be judged by an international jury made up of nine distinguished piano professionals.

Founded in 1945 and nowadays held once every five years, the national Maj Lind Piano Competition became an international event in 2002. It was set up with funds bequeathed in her will by the keen amateur music lover Maj Lind (née Kopjeff, 1876–1942). The competition is organised by the University of the Arts Helsinki, the Sibelius Academy and financed by the Sibelius Academy Foundation out of the Maj Lind Fund. The previous winners of the international competition have been Alberto Nosè (2002), Sofija Guljak (2007), Sergei Redkin (2012) and Mackenzie Melemed (2017).

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