XIII International Jean Sibelius Violin Competition to be held in May 2025 – Contemporary Music Emphasized in Final Program

Ranking among the world's oldest and most prestigious violin competitions, the International Jean Sibelius Violin Competition will attract the cream of young violinists to Helsinki, Finland in the Spring of 2025. The 13th edition will be held between May 18 to 29 and the final section of the competition will feature contemporary music alongside Sibelius' Violin Concerto. Violinist and conductor John Storgårds will serve as the chair of the jury.

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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 ninth best performing arts school (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021).

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