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The results of the III International Uuno Klami Composition Competition have now been announced and the prizes were awarded after the finals concert in Kotka on November 14.

The jury consisting of Kalevi Aho (Chairman), Magnus Lindberg, Erkki-Sven Tüür and Yasuo Shinozaki awarded the prizes as follows:

I prize € 11 000: Luca Vago (Italy): Suite de los espejos

II prize € 9 000: Axel Ruoff (Germany): Sinfonietta

III prize € 7 000: Sauli Zinovjev (Finland): Gryf

The prize of the City of Kotka worth €3 000 went to Alexander Muno (Germany) for Martialis Epigrammata

The prize of the City of Kouvola worth €2 000 went to Teodor Nicolau (Finland/Romania) for Mioritic roots

The finals audience prize, the prize of the municipality of Virolahti worth € 500 went to Teodor Nicolau (Finland/Romania) for Mioritic roots.


Entries for the competition were submitted by 265 composers representing 37 nationalities. The standard of the entries was so high that the jury decided to issue a list of 26 works definitely worth a performance in addition to the five selected for the finals.


The five works chosen for the finals were performed by the Kymi Sinfonietta under conductor Yasuo Shinozaki at concerts held in Kouvola on November 13 and Kotka on November 14. The soloists were Piia Komsi (soprano) and Gabriel Suovanen (baritone).