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Mirjam Helin Singing Competition
Mirjam Helin Singing Competition is almost here
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The 2024 jury members are Soile Isokoski (chair), Luca Pisaroni, Keval Shah, Bo Skovhus, Randi Stene, and Dawn Upshaw.
For the ninth time, the Mirjam Helin Competition will bring outstanding young singers around the world to the heart of Helsinki.

The 2024 Mirjam Helin competition will take place on 3–12 June as follows: 

  • Preliminary round 3–6 June at 11:00 and 18:00 
    The details of the contestants will be available after the order of performance draw on 1 June. 
  • Semifinals 7–8 June at 11:00 and 18:00  
    Venue: Sibelius Academy concert hall, Pohjoinen Rautatienkatu 9, 00100 Helsinki 
  • Final concert 12 June at 18:30  
    Six finalists and the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra led by Sir Mark Elder 
    Venue: Musiikkitalo concert hall, Mannerheimintie 13 A, 00100 Helsinki 

Single tickets (from €17) and ticket packages (from €57) are on sale at Ticketmaster, as well as the Musiikkitalo box office. Single tickets can also be purchased at the door before each event.  

All concerts will be streamed live on Yle Areena and will be available as recordings on our website. Streaming links will be published soon. Please note that the time zone in Helsinki is UTC+02:00. 

Read all about the upcoming competition

Singing is for everyone – and so is the side programme of the competition

If you plan to attend the competition in Helsinki, make sure that you don’t miss the related programme in and around Musiikkitalo as well as on Espa Stage, between 10–12 June. On Monday 10 June at 15:00, there will be a masterclass taught by baritone Luca Pisaroni, and on Tuesday 11 June, there will be another by soprano Dawn Upshaw. In addition, there will be concerts, discussions, singalongs and opera karaoke. 

Admission to the side programme is free of charge.

See the entire programme

Maria Ylipää to host the competition

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Maria Ylipää will host the Mirjam Helin competition in 2024. Photo: Petri Summanen

The competition will be hosted by the Finnish actress/singer Maria Ylipää, known for her numerous roles in musical theatre, film and TV. Ylipää is a versatile performer, at home on stage as a vocal soloist with jazz bands, big bands and symphony orchestras alike.