Helsingin Sanomat 13.8.2014 klo 21.:59 / Vesa Sirén:

Kansainvälisen Mirjam Helinin VII Laulukilpailun on voittanut sopraano Kateryna Kasper ja tenori Beomjin Kim.

KUUNTELE: YLE – näytteet finalisteista / Finnish Broadcasting video gallery

Lehdistötiedote 13.8.2014 klo 21:58 / Press release 13th August 2014:

Kateryna Kasper and Beomjin Kim the winners of the VII Mirjam Helin International Singing Competition

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

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.

The warmest congratulations to the all competititors and prize winners.

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Lehdistötiedote 10.8.2014 klo 21:23 / Press release 10th August 2014:

Eight singers have been chosen for the Final of the VII Mirjam Helin International Singing Competition

The Jury of the VII Mirjam Helin International Singing Competition has selected eight singers for the Final. Taking part in the Preliminary round were 46 singers and 19 were selected for the Semifinals. The winners will be decided at the Helsinki Music Centre at 18.00 on 13 August, when the finalists will be accompanied by the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra conducted by Hannu Lintu.

The finalists are, in order of performance

Elena Guseva, soprano, Russian
Dmytro Kalmuchyn, baritone, Ukrainian
Kateryna Kasper, soprano, Ukrainian
Beomjin Kim, tenor, Korean

Leon Kosavic, baritone, Croatian
Matija Meić, baritone, Croatian
Ekaterina Morozova, soprano, Russian
Sunyoung Seo, soprano, Korean

The members of the Jury vote independently and do not discuss the performances during the voting procedure. The chairman of the 2014 Jury is the Artistic Director of the Savonlinna Opera Festival, Jorma Silvasti. The members are Franz Grundheber, Maria Guleghina, Ben Heppner, Robert Holl, Andrea Rost, Nathalie Stutzmann and Deborah Voigt.

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Previous Press Release:

Lehdistötiedote 7.8.2014 klo 21:48: Mirjam Helin -laulukilpailun välieriin on valittu seuraavat 19 laulajaa:

Press release
7 August 2014

19 singers have been chosen to take part in the Semifinals of the Mirjam Helin International Singing Competition

The Jury of the VII Mirjam Helin International Singing Competition has decided to select 19 singers for the Semifinals to be held at the Helsinki Music Centre on August 9–10. Taking part in the Preliminary round were 46 singers. The Final will be held at the same place on 13 August and the names of the competitors to go through to the Final will be announced after the last Semifinal on Sunday 10 August.

The semifinalists are, in order of performance:

9 August at 11 am

Hansung Yoo, baritone, Korean

Rihab Chaieb, mezzo-soprano, Canadian

Siman Chung, countertenor, Korean

 

Iulia Maria Dan, soprano, Romanian

Anna-Maria Gieron, soprano, German

 

9 August at 6 pm

Elena Guseva, soprano, Russian

Katariina Heikkilä, mezzo-soprano, Finnish

Dmytro Kalmuchyn, baritone, Ukrainian

 

Kateryna Kasper, soprano, Ukrainian

Beomjin Kim, tenor, Korean

 

10 August at 11 am

Leon Kosavic, baritone, Croatian

Liparyt Avietisian, tenor, Ukrainian

Matija Meić, baritone, Croatian

 

Ekaterina Morozova, soprano, Russian

Sunyoung Seo, soprano, Korean

 

10 August at 6 pm

Hagar Sharvit, mezzo-soprano, Israeli/German

Waltteri Torikka, baritone, Finnish

 

Florie Valiquette, soprano, Canadian

Jonathan Winell, tenor, American

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* Onnea, onnea, onnea suomalaiset Katariina Heikkilä ja Waltteri Torikka. Kiitos kaikille alkueriin osallistuneille kilpailijoille hienoista esityksistä.