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The Maj Lind Piano Competition: the 1940s (1/2)

During its first decade, the Maj Lind Piano Competition was intended solely for students at the Sibelius Academy who were also Finnish citizens. It was, according to the rules, “open to present students and former students who left the Academy not more than two years ago”. The competition was held annually and the repertoire included two compulsory works and one work of the competitor’s own choice.


The very first competitor in the Maj Lind Piano Competition walked onto the platform in the concert hall of the Helsinki Conservatory (later the Sibelius Academy) at 11 am on Friday October 26, 1945. The address was Pohjoinen Rautatiekatu 9.

Please read the blog Maj Lind! on the website of the Sibelius Academy of the University of the Arts Helsinki.

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