The Jury of the VII Mirjam Helin International Singing Competition awarded the prizes as follows:

All the prizewinners. Photo: Heikki Tuuli

For women:

1st prize: Kateryna Kasper, soprano, Ukrainian
2nd prize: Ekaterina Morozova, soprano, Russian
3rd prize: Sunyoung Seo, soprano, Korean
4th prize: Elena Guseva, soprano, Russian

For men:

1st prize: Beomjin Kim, tenor, Korean
2nd prize: Matija Meić, baritone, Croatian
3rd prize: Leon Kosavic, baritone, Croatian
4th prize: Dmytro Kalmuchyn, baritone, Ukrainian

The prizes are the same for both men and women:
1st prize €30 000, 2nd prize €20 000, 3rd prize €10 000 and 4th prize €5 000.

The prize of €3 000 for the best performance by a non-Finnish singer of a Finnish song went to Croatian baritone Matija Meić. A total of €133 000 was awarded in prizes. The laureates receive invitations to perform in Finland and abroad.

46 young singers took part in the VII Mirjam Helin International Singing Competition on 4–13 August. The Jury selected 19 for the Semifinals and eight for the Final.

Winners decided by vote

The members of the Jury vote independently and do not discuss the performances during the voting procedure. In adjudicating the Final, the overall impression given by each competitor in all the rounds is taken into account.
The chairman of the 2014 Jury was the Artistic Director of the Savonlinna Opera Festival, Jorma Silvasti. The members were Franz Grundheber, Maria Guleghina, Ben Heppner, Robert Holl, Andrea Rost, Nathalie Stutzmann and Deborah Voigt.

The Mirjam Helin International Singing Competition culminated in the almost sold-out Final at the Helsinki Music Centre, where the finalists were accompanied by the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra conducted by Hannu Lintu.

Prizewinners’ Concert in Tampere on 15 August

A prizewinners’ concert will be held at Tampere Hall in Tampere at 19.00 on August 15, accompanied by the Tampere Philharmonic conducted by Hannu Lintu. Tickets for the prizewinners’ concert are on sale at Lippupiste.