Smiling Soile Isokoski in a blue dress.

The IXth Mirjam Helin Singing Competition will take place in Helsinki between 3-12 June 2024. We are overjoyed to announce that the chair of the jury will be the opera singer Soile Isokoski. The preliminaries will be arranged in the R building of the Sibelius Academy of the University of the Arts Helsinki, and the semi-finals and finals in the Helsinki Music Centre (Musiikkitalo). The orchestra for the competition is the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra.The competition is open to all singers, with an age limit of 30 for women and 32 for men. The competition is known for demanding a broad repertoire (Baroque music, lieder, opera) while at the same time allowing great liberty in the choice of music. Registration will begin in the autumn of 2023. Photo: Heikki Tuuli