V International Uuno Klami Composition Competition


The International Uuno Klami Composition Competition is being held for the fifth time in 2023–2024. The Jury will consist of composer Kalevi Aho (Chairman, Finland), composer Magnus Lindberg (Finland), composer Lotta Wennäkoski (Finland), composer Mats Larsson Gothe (Sweden) and, at a later stage, conductor Anna-Maria Helsing.

The competition is open to citizens of any EU Member State, of a Nordic country, or of Albania, Andorra, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kosovo, Liechtenstein, Macedonia, Moldavia, Monaco, Montenegro, San Marino, Serbia, Switzerland, Ukraine, the United Kingdom or the Vatican City State (proof of permanent right of residence also accepted). 

There is no age limit

Works entered for the competition must not have been previously published or performed and must last 15–30 minutes.

The following prizes will be awarded: 
• 1st prize – €11.000
• 2nd prize – €9.000
• 3rd prize – €7.000

In spring of 2024, the Jury will select at least three, but not more than five of the anonymous entries for the finals. These will be performed at concerts in Kouvola and Kotka in the autumn season 2024 by the Kymi Sinfonietta.