Meren Ääni - Voice of the Sea Competition - Mariehamn, Åland

Dear singers,

We thank you warmly for your interest in Havets Röst competition!

We received around 60 applications. The quality and the amount of the applications were delightfully high!

Unfortunately we have to postpone (but not cancel) The Havets Röst - The Voice of the Sea Competition because of the current situation. The circumstances are still unclear and your health is our top priority. There are restrictions concerning travelling and the people are afraid and cautious. There's just too many risks to hold the competition on 22.8. in Åland.

New date for Havets Röst is 28.11.2020! The place will be the same, Cultural Center Alandica.

Due to new date we selected only 15 semifinalists. We want to give a new chance for those who were forced to make recordings in difficult conditions (we really respect that you tried!) or who didn't have possibility to record at all. The new application time is 1.–30.9.2020. Five semi-finalists will be selected from this and they will sing together on 28.11. with the singers announced today.

15 semifinalists for Havets Röst 2020 are (in alphabetical order):

IRIS CANDELARIA, soprano, Finland

ZOLTAN DARAGO, countertenor, Hungary/Finland


GEORG KÄLLSTRÖM, tenor, Sweden

IRINA NUUTINEN, mezzo-soprano, Finland

VICTORIA RANDEM, soprano, Norway

HELGI REYNISSON, baritone, Sweden

PIIA RYTKÖNEN, soprano, Finland


MATILDA STERBY, soprano, Sweden



JOHANNA WALLROTH, soprano, Sweden

REBECKA WALLROTH, mezzo-soprano, Sweden

VIZMA ZVAIGZNE, mezzo-soprano, Latvia

Semifinalist, if you already know you can't participate on 28.11. please let us now immediately!

Otherwise confirm your participation not later than 1.9.2020 and pay the participation fee 75 €. Bank info will be send to you via email. Bank info will be send to you via email.

As the result of the new date and the application time the jury will be announced on October.

Unfortunately we can't give you any feedback, but if you have any other questions please let us know.

Congratulations for the semifinalists and lots of sun and singing for You all!

Best wishes, see you soon!

Sångvik rf. 


"En röst att förena kulturella intressen i renare levnadssätt, vänskap, passion för befrämjandet av högre kulturarv och musik!"

Singing is the most natural and purest energy that humans can communicate with. It is the genuine force that sends feelings on their way! Who can sway the waves, form the foam on them, who can reflect the sky on the water?

In Åland it still is possible to sence the wild nature and as it is surrounded by the sea, there we are constantly reminded of Mother Nature's power. This serves as a symbol for our aim to find the genuinity, the source of creative power in an artistic mind of a young singer; to develop, to nurture the art, not by repeating but creating something new from an older tradition.

Come join us in Åland on November 28, 2020.

Mikael Fagerholm, Chair of the Jury
Annika Ollinkari, Artistic Manager

photo: Ida K Jansson