The pre-selection jury for the International Maj Lind Piano Competition consists of six distinguished piano music experts.
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With exactly a year to go, we can now start getting seriously excited for the 2022 International Maj Lind Piano Competition organized in Helsinki, the beautiful capital of Finland.
The competition is organized during 14-27 October, 2022 in Helsinki.
Competition winner Mackenzie Melemed got an invitation to play the premiere of the new piano concerto by Korean composer Jeajoon Ryu. Melemed was invited by Ralf Gothóni.
American Mackenzie Melemed wins the Fourth Maj Lind Competition.
The absence of Dmitri Bashkirov, Chairman of the Jury, from the chamber music finals at the beginning of the performance by Jiyoung Kim will not affect the Jury’s voting in the final round.
The finalists of the Fourth International Maj Lind Piano Competition are Hannu Alasaarela (Finland), Jun Bouterey-Ishido (New Zealand), So Hyang In (South Korea), Jiyoung Kim (South Korea), Mackenzie Melemed (United States) and Hyo-Eun Park (South Korea).
Six competitors will continue in the finals of the Fourth International Maj Lind Piano Competition (17–31 August 2017) in Helsinki. They are Hannu Alasaarela (Finland), Jun Bouterey-Ishido (New Zealand), So Hyang In (South Korea), Jiyoung Kim (South Korea), Mackenzie Melemed (United States) and Hyo-Eun Park (South Korea).
The orchestral finals of the Fourth International Maj Lind Piano Competition will be transmitted live to the new media wall of the Helsinki Music Centre overlooking the Kansalaistori square. They will be the first event to be projected onto the media wall. The two orchestral finals will take place in the Music Centre Concert Hall …
These competitors will continue in the second round of the Fourth International Maj Lind Piano Competition (17–31 August 2017) in Helsinki. They are: Alasaarela, Hannu, Finland An, Tianxu, China Bouterey-Ishido, Jun, New Zealand In, So Hyang, South Korea Jalkanen, Väinö, Finland Kim, Jiyoung, South Korea Kim, Yedam, South Korea Lapaz Lombardo, Enrique, Spain Lopatynskyi, Roman, …
Fourteen competitors will continue in the second round.
Summer is here at last, in both bright and vibrant green. My mind is filled with the scent of lilies-of-the-valley and piano music as I write this message from the Patroness of the Fourth International Maj Lind Piano Competition. Finland’s leading international piano competition is now about to begin at the Helsinki Music Centre. The …
Brand new Bösendorfer 280 Vienna Concert Grand Piano was brought into the Camerata Hall at the Helsinki Music Centre on Wednesday.
On behalf of the Competition Committee it is my pleasure to welcome our competitors, the members of the jury, and our audience both here in the hall and the media.
The first competitor to perform in the Fourth International Maj Lind Piano Competition (17–31 August 2017) is Tarmo Peltokoski (Finland). He will begin the first round at 10.00 on 18 August and be followed by Kausikan Rajeshkumar (Great Britain) and Victoria Audrey Sarasvathi (Indonesia). There are 37 competitors in all and ten first round sessions. 14 pianists will be selected to go through to the second round and their names will be announced after the last first-round performance on Tuesday evening, 22 August. The competition will be held at the Helsinki Music Centre.
The members of the jury – Dmitri Bashkirov, Janina Fialkowska, Alberto Nosè and Dina Yoffe – will hold a masterclass in connection with the competition on Mon 28 Aug at 12.15–18.45 and on Wed 30 Aug at 10–12. The masterclass will take place in the Camerata Hall at the Helsinki Music Centre.
Works composed specifically for the Maj Lind Piano Competition began to be heard in the 1980s. These included both piano concertos and little five-minute pieces. A big step forwards was taken in the finals when the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra took the stage instead of the student orchestras.
In the 1970s, the repertoire for the Maj Lind Piano Competition included some contemporary Finnish works. It became a longer event and from 1973 onwards was held at three-year intervals. The orchestral finals were first held at Finlandia Hall in 1979.
The eleventh competition brought the Maj Lind up to the 1960s. This time it was expanded into a national event and not confined to students at the Sibelius Academy.
The Maj Lind Piano Competition was still just a small-scale event in the 1950s, open only to students at the Sibelius Academy. After the sixth competition, it began being held every other year. The 1950s laureate is now in her 90s.
The second Maj Lind Piano Competition was held on October 25–26, 1946, exactly one year after the first. Seven pianists entered for the competition, which was won by Tapani Valsta.