The Winners of the First Jean Sibelius Composition Competition

Posted on 25 Mar 2015

The winners of the First Jean Sibelius Composition Competition were announced in Hämeenlinna on Wednesday March 25.

The first prize of each category worth 10 000 euros each went to:

  • Works for choir: Rafael Miranda Huereca from Mexico for the work Azul de Lontananza
  • Violin compositions: Hyun-jun Park from South Korea for the work Another Candenza
  • Piano compositions: Ignazio Brasa Gutiérrez from Spain for the work Fado-Gestalt.

Other prizes

Works for Choir
Second prize 5000 euros went to two contestants:

  • Christina Athinodorou from Cyprus for the workfrån Cypern för verket De l ́Àme
  • Manuel Martinez Burgos from Spain for the work Phos

Third prize 3000 euros

  • Chang Yingzhong from China for the work Himalaya.

Violin Compositions

Second prize 8000 euros

  • Francisco del Pino from Argentina for the work Jardín de lágrimas

Third prize 5000 euros

  • Junghoon Nam from South Korea for the work Taste for the Arts.

Piano Compositions
Second prize 8000 euros

  • Massimo Lauricella from Italy for the work Nello stupore incantato della folia

Third prize 5000 euros

  • Chia-Ying Lin from Taiwan for the work The Gaze.

The competition had 639 entries. The memebers of the jury are Kaija Saariaho (chairman), Mark Andre, Liza Lim, Magnus Lindberg and Jukka Tiensuu.