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,

It's time to announce the list of all Semifinalists!
Thank You for your applications! There were delightfully many:
showing a lot of talent, enthusiasm, optimism, creativity, musicality, and You gave us all hope and a view of the shining future for Classical Singing!

We have a job to do - You are the future!

Havets Röst
En röst, att förena kulturella intressen i renare levnadssätt.
vänskap och passion för befrämjandet av högre kulturarv och musik!
Ääni, joka tuo yhteen puhtaasta elämästä, ystävyydestä, yhteisöllisyydestä ja kulttuuriarvojen edistämisestä kiinnostuneet taiteessa ja musiikissa!
A voice, inspired of the values of a purer way of life, of friendship,
and of contributing to the values in the fine arts and music!

To be able to give You all a fair and a safe chance we have to postpone the competition.
Welcome to beautiful Åland to SING in Alandica on 14.8.2021!
Semifinal at 11 & Final at 19.

We hope that the new date is possible for you.
Confirm your participation not later than 28.2.2021 by paying the participation fee 75 €. Bank info will be sent to you via email. If you already have to refuse, please, let us know immediately.

Since the life is full of surprises and sudden changes in these days,
you are allowed to make ONE (1) change in your competition repertoire before 31.5.2021.

Our competition pianists will be in contact to let you know who is working with who. You can tell us your preference on that and remember to deliver your scores.
Unfortunately there will be no feedback at this point, but all other questions are welcome.

Follow our pages to get the information about transportation and accommodation (this information will be updated as soon as possible).

Havets Röst 2021 Semifinal 14.8.2021 klo 11.00 Alandica Concert hall

All 20 semifinalists for Havets Röst are (in alphabetical order, *new name):

IRIS CANDELARIA, soprano, Finland

ZOLTAN DARAGO, countertenor, Hungary/Finland


* AMIE FOON, mezzo-soprano, Sweden

* JENNI HIETALA, soprano, Finland

* TIINA KOKKONEN, soprano, Finland

* ANDREJS KRUTOJS, baritone, Latvia

GEORG KÄLLSTRÖM, tenor, Sweden

IRINA NUUTINEN, mezzo-soprano, Finland

VICTORIA RANDEM, soprano, Norway

HELGI REYNISSON, baritone, Sweden

PIIA RYTKÖNEN, soprano, Finland


* LUKE SCOTT, baritone, UK/Finland

MATILDA STERBY, soprano, Sweden

* KARL SÖDERSTRÖM, baritone, Sweden



REBECKA WALLROTH, mezzo-soprano, Sweden

VIZMA ZVAIGZNE, mezzo-soprano, Latvia

Reserve list:

ELLEN LARSSON, soprano, Sweden

SONJA HERRANEN, soprano, Finland/Estonia



Miah Persson, opera singer, soprano
Erkki Korhonen, opera director emeritus, pianist, conductor
Annika Ollinkari, MD Vocal Arts, mezzo-soprano, Artistic manager
Markus Lehtinen, conductor, opera professor
Mikael Fagerholm, opera singer, tenor, Chairman of the Jury


"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