One of the leading international singing competitions. Many of its former prizewinners have later risen to the top of the world of singing. Designed for outstanding young singers, it is known for its high standard, exacting repertoire, superb prizes and prestigious Jury.


Marja-Leena Pétas intends to aim at even greater international visibility. The warm, caring legacy of Mirjam Helin is a key element of the ‘Helin brand’.


International music competitions met at the IAMA International Conference at Helsinki. The impact of Internet and the meaning of music competitions were reflected in a dicussion initiated by the Mirjam Helin International Singing Competition.


Mrs Marja-Leena Pétas-Arjava, MMus and Executive Director of the Mirjam Helin International Singing Competition, has been elected Vice President of the World Federation of International Music Competitions, Geneva for the period three-year period 2015–2018. The Federation is a worldwide network of leading music competitions and organisations and has around 120 members.