UPCOMING EDITION
October 16-23rd 2021
@ Muziekcentrum Enschede
Enschede, The Netherlands

Hämäläinen, Maria

Finland
Participated in 2016
Group B
Biography
Born on 1996-12-05, St. Petersburg (Finland).
Started to play piano at the age of 6 with Prof. Tatjana Liko.
Since 2006 till 2008 has studied at the Merikanto Music School with Prof. Zsuzsa Horvath.
Since 2008 till 2009 has studied at the Tampere Conservatory with Prof. Kristiina Kask-Valve.

Since 2009 till now has studied at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki with Prof. Hamsa Al-Wadi Juris.

Attended masterclasses of  Prof. Ilja Scheps.

Attended masterclasses of  Prof. Andrea Bonatta.

Competitions
Received 3rd prize of XI International EPTA Piano Competition, Belgium, 2012.
Received 1st prize of 24th Young Musician International Competition, 2014.
Received 2nd prize of International ClaviCologne Piano Competition, Germany, 2015.
Repertoire
FIRST ROUND
— J. S. Bach – Prelude & Fugue E Major from WKl I BWV 854
— A. Scriabin – Study d sharp minor op. 8 no. 12
— L. van Beethoven – Sonata op. 2 no. 2 in A Major 1st mov.
— S. Prokofiev – Sonata no. 3 op. 28
Second round
— W. A. Mozart – Sonata KV 310 8 in a minor
— F. Liszt – Vallee d’Obermann
— M. Whittall – Sparkles from the Wheel
Third round
The third orchestral round was introduced in 2020