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

Havets Röst - The Voice of the Sea - Meren Ääni

14.8.2021 Åland Finland

Anders Wiklöf pris

Dear Singers, All friends of HAVETS RÖST- The Voice of the Sea!

Today, more than ever, we have to believe in the future,
keep up what we are doing, pursue our goals with a positive spirit.
Dear singers! Your voices and brilliant spirits will give energy and hope
to the ears and minds in the audience.

Prepare and get ready to sing against waves and winds,
with sun in your eyes and a sweet strawberry taste in your mouth!
We and all music lovers in the audience will be waiting for you!
Alandica, Åland 14.8.2021

Kära vänner, Dear friends, Rakkaat laulutaiteen ystävämme!
I dag, just nu, i världen som vi befinner oss i,
att tro på framtiden, att orka hålla på, att vara målmedveten, positiv.
Det önskar vi att ni orkar vara, NI som har fått begåvningen att Sjunga!

Gåvan att meddela, att ge från inre brinnande energi, att fylla med skönhet de som lyssnar.
Satsa att sjunga mot vågor och vinden, sol i ögonen och smultron i munnen.
Kom, vi väntar på Er i Alandica, på Åland 14.8.2021

The distinguished Jury of Havets Röst 2021:

Miah Persson, opera singer, soprano
Lilli Paasikivi, opera singer, mezzo-soprano, Artistic Director of the Finnish National Opera
Erkki Korhonen, pianist, opera director emeritus
Markus Lehtinen, conductor, Opera Professor The University of the Arts, Sibelius Academy
Mikael Fagerholm, opera singer, tenor, Kungliga Operan Stockholm

Annika Ollinkari-Fagerholm, mezzo-soprano, MuD, Vocal Arts, The University of the Arts, Sibelius Academy

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"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 August 14, 2021.

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

photo: Ida K Jansson