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XII International Jean Sibelius Violin Competition
XII International Jean Sibelius Violin Competition
ABOUT THIS COMPETITION
XII International Jean Sibelius Violin Competition will be held in Helsinki from November 22 to December 3, 2020. First and second rounds with pianist and finals with two symphony orchestras: Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra/Dima Slobodeniouk, and Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra/Susanna Mälkki.
MAIN OFFICE
Sibelius Academy
PO Box 38
FI-00097 Uniarts
FINLAND
+35 8407104217
WEBSITE
ELIGIBILITY
Open to all violinists born in or after 1990.
ARTISTIC DISCIPLINE(S)
Strings
DETAILS
Travel Covered? No
Frequency Quinquennial
First prize €10,000 to €50,000
Smallest prize Less than €5,000
Additional prizes Performances
Jury chair(s) Sakari Oramo, conductor and professor of Orchestral Training and Orchestral Conducting
Jury size 6 to 10
Application deadline August 11, 2020
FINALS (live rounds)
December 1-3, 2020, Helsinki Music Centre, Finland: violin soloist with two symphony orchestras, Sibelius Violin Concerto and a volitional concerto listed in the rules.
COMPETITION OPEN TO THE PUBLIC?
Semifinals Semifinals streamed
Finals Finals streamed
PAST COMPETITION WINNERS
2015 Christel Lee
2010 Nikita Boriso-Glebsky
2005 Alina Pogotskina
2000 Sergei Khachatryan
1995 Pekka Kuusisto
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