Meren Ääni - Voice of the Sea Competition - Mariehamn, Åland
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
NICOLAI ELSEBERG, bass, Denmark
GEORG KÄLLSTRÖM, tenor, Sweden
IRINA NUUTINEN, mezzo-soprano, Finland
VICTORIA RANDEM, soprano, Norway
HELGI REYNISSON, baritone, Sweden
PIIA RYTKÖNEN, soprano, Finland
HETA SAMMALISTO-MUHONEN, soprano, Finland
MATILDA STERBY, soprano, Sweden
WILHELMÍNA TÓMASDÓTTIR, soprano, Finland
KRISTOFFER TÖYRÄ, bass, 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!
WELCOME TO ÅLAND!
"En röst att förena kulturella intressen i renare levnadssätt, vänskap, passion för befrämjandet av högre kulturarv och musik!"
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