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

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!

There seems to be lots of Turbulence in our World!
We can only hope for a brighter future and keep on going as planned. All the travelling restrictions cause a lot of worries, and also,
how fast they change - as we have all recently seen...

Everybody knows that the whole World is in a turbulent situation because of the Corona. We who are working in the field of culture, Singing, are totally dependent on our body being able to deliver the sound as a bridge from us to the ears listening in the audience. No one knows what is eventually going to happen, but there is still hope....