International Maj Lind Piano Competition 2022
The Fifth International Maj Lind Piano Competition 2022 will be presented by the University of the Arts Helsinki, the Sibelius Academy, from 14-27 October. The competition is open to all pianists born in or after 1992, regardless of nationality.
Application is via the competition website at www.majlindcompetition.fi. A link to this site will be activated on April 1, 2022. Applications should append a quality video of their performance for the pre-selection process. The deadline for applications is May 31, 2022. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. The non-refundable application fee is €80.
A team appointed by the Competition Committee will pre-select applicants on the basis of the application documents and videos. The names of the successful applicants will be announced by June 20, 2022 at the latest.
Free accommodation will be provided for contestants for the duration of the rounds in which the contestant is in the competition. Contestants will pay their own travel expenses to and from Helsinki. The Competition Committee may, on application and at its own discretion, award a travel grant for participants from outside Europe. Contestants needing a visa for Finland must obtain it themselves.
There will be three rounds in the International Maj Lind Piano Competition 2022, all open to the public. The competition repertoire must be performed from memory, with the exception of the commissioned work to be performed in the second round, demanding contemporary works and the piano quartet in the chamber music finals.
The International Maj Lind Competition is well-recognized piano competition in Finland and around the world. The competition is named after its benefactress Maria (Maj) Lind, née Kopjeff (1876–1942). A keen music lover, who studied the piano in Kuopio and St. Petersburg and married a Helsinki businessman, Arvid Lind.
When he died, she inherited a considerable fortune, some of which she then bequeathed to the Sibelius Academy “for the development of pianists”.
The first Maj Lind Piano Competition was financed by a fund set up under the bequest and held in 1945. Since 2002, it has been held every five years as an international event.
- Application Deadline Date: May 31, 2022