What is Sibelius Summer Academy?

Sibelius Summer Academy is a summer study program offered by the Sibelius Academy, University of the Arts Helsinki in Finland. It offers young talents a chance to work and perform together with world-class teachers, artists and other students in an encouraging and inspiring international environment with state-of-the-art facilities. Sibelius Summer Academy is supported by the Jane and Aatos Erkko Foundation and the Wihuri Foundation.



null Sibelius Academy woodwind week is in the heart of internationalization

The first ever Sibelius Summer Academy course with woodwinds and almost a 100 Finnish and international students begun today with full force. Visitors from top institutions bring their knowledge forward for an entire week and join forces not only in the classrooms but also on the concert stages.

The lessons begun today at 10 o’clock in the morning and kept flowing throughout the day and our three student tutors Iines Kiuru, Astrid Lagg and Hilla Mäkinen also took the participants for a picnic lunch.

Also the first student matinée of the week was organised in the Helsinki Music Centre café with wonderful music by Saariaho, Tomasi and Telemann – and we could honestly say, we really had a full house of enthusiastic audience!


The teachers, administrative staff and students gathered together for an opening event to begin a whole week of woodwind celebration. The first day was full of fruitful encounters and vivid discussions - exitement at its best!