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Finalists for the XII International Jean Sibelius Violin Competition have been selected

Six violinists will advance to the finals out of the 18 competitors of the second rounds.

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Competitors for the second rounds of the XII International Jean Sibelius Violin Competition have been selected

18 violinists will continue forward in the competition from the first rounds held 19–21 May, 2022 in Helsinki.

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The XII International Jean Sibelius Violin Competition will be broadcasted on Yle's channels May 19–29, 2022.

Live webcasts of the first and second rounds, as well as the final round and award ceremony, will be available worldwide on Yle Areena.

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The order of the first rounds of the XII International Jean Sibelius Violin Competition has been drawn

The XII International Sibelius Violin Competition starts on May 19 with a performance by Karen Su (US).

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Professor Nam Yun Kim and professor Tong Weidong will not participate in the Jury of the Sibelius Violin Competition

Due to a case of illness and travel restrictions caused by the pandemic, professor Nam Yun Kim and professor Tong Weidong will have to cancel their participation in the jury of the XII International Jean Sibelius Violin Competition.

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Contestants for the XII International Jean Sibelius Violin Competition have been selected

The preliminary jury of the XII International Jean Sibelius Violin Competition has selected 49 young violinists to compete May 18–29, 2022 in Helsinki.

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Tickets for the XII Jean Sibelius Violin Competition are now on sale

Tickets for the XII Jean Sibelius Violin Competition are now on sale at Ticketmaster. Single and series tickets are now available for the first and second rounds as well as the finals. 

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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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