Feel the deep-rooted excellence
and extreme dedication to music
with a top-class jury, orchestras and conductors.
Premium concert halls, inspired audiences,
unforgettable atmosphere
– all in the cutting edge milieu of Helsinki

Only in the Sibelius Violin Competition

 

Rules

The 12th International Jean Sibelius Violin Competition will be held in Helsinki from 22 November to 3 December 2020, organized by the Sibelius Society and the Sibelius Academy of the University of the Arts Helsinki. The competition is open to all violinists born in or after 1990.

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Jury

The international jury consists of a Finnish chair and one Finnish and seven international members. The chair of jury is Sakari Oramo.

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History

The International Jean Sibelius Violin Competition is one of the most prestigious music competitions in the world. The Sibelius Violin Concerto was, of course, one of the main reasons for holding the first competition in 1965. The most recent competition, the eleventh, was held in Helsinki from November 22 to December 3, 2015.

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Sibelius Society

The Sibelius Society of Finland was founded in December 1957 as forum to support efforts to keep the musical heritage of Sibelius alive, to make his music more easily available to all who wanted to perform it, and to promote research about Sibelius and his music.

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Sibelius Academy of the University of the Arts Helsinki

Sibelius Academy of the University of the Arts Helsinki is one of the largest music academies in Europe. The academy was established in 1882 and bears the name of the Finnish master composer Jean Sibelius. The mission of the Sibelius Academy is to foster and renew musical culture. This is accomplished through teaching, research, and arts. The academy trains artists, teachers and other music professionals to independent artistic work in an inspiring and internationally diverse environment with state-of-the-art facilities. Sibelius Academy has been ranked world’s thirteenth best performing arts school (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020).

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