Helsinki - Mirjam Helin International Singing Competition


The Mirjam Helin International Singing Competition counts among the most prestigious competitions of its kind in the world. It has a reputation for being one of the leading international singing competitions, and many of its former prizewinners, such as Olaf Bär, Elīna Garanča, René Pape, Andrea Rost and Julia Lezhneva have later risen to the top of the world of singing.

Designed for outstanding young singers, it is known for its high standard, its exacting repertoire, its superb prizes and its prestigious Jury.

The competition is organised once every five years by the Finnish Cultural Foundation. The first competition was in 1984.


Marja-Leena Pétas-Arjava
Po Box 203
Bulevardi 5A
121 Helsinki

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