The competition will award the following prizes:
First prize €30,000
Second prize €20,000
Third prize €15,000
The three other finalists will be awarded a special recognition award of €3,000.
The jury reserves the right to change the prize scheme.
The Sibelius family will donate a special prize of €1,000 to all contestants accepted to the second round.
Instrument loan of a fine violin by Giovanni Battista Guadagnini from Turin dated 1772, kindly loaned by Jane Ng through J & A Beare and the Beare’s International Violin Society for The International Jean Sibelius Violin Competition. The loan is for one year initially with the possibility of an extention.
The Sibelius Violin Competition wishes to support the artistic development and careers of well performing contestants. The winner of the competition will receive personal mentoring from Chair of Jury Sakari Oramo and Pekka Kuusisto. The mentoring will be carried out through four remote consultation sessions.
Award-winning contestants will be offered performance opportunities. Also the best performance of the Magnus Lindberg's commisioned work "Caprice" will be awarded.
The winner agrees to play as a soloist with the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Osmo Vänskä on 8 December 2022. The soloist will not receive a performance fee, but his or her accommodation and travel expenses will be compensated.
The winner agrees to play in a private concert on 10 December 2022 and in a concert in Concerts at the House of Nobility series in Helsinki on 11 December 2022, and will receive a performance fee for both of the two concerts and remuneration for accommodation and travel expenses.
The finalist chosen by the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra (RSO) agrees to play as a soloist with the RSO in two concerts conducted by Sakari Oramo on 14 and 15 September 2022. He or she will receive a performance fee for one of the two concerts and remuneration for accommodation and travel expenses.
The finalists chosen by the Lahti Symphony Orchestra, Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra, Tapiola Sinfonietta and Oulu Sinfonia will be invited to perform as soloists with the orchestras.
The prizes will be presented after the final round.