‘Berlin’ won the 3rd prize at Helsinki BB Composing Contest

The final concert of the Helsinki International Big Band Composing Contest was held at the Savoy Theater, Helsinki Finland on Friday, June 4th.

After selecting the 10 finalists from 76 applications from all over the world, jury members Bob Mintzer (USA), composer and pianist Iro Haarla (Finland), UMO’s artistic director and chief conductor Ed Partyka (USA / Austria), and conductor Antti Rissanen (Finland), awarded Berlin with the 3rd place.

My congratulations also go to Claudia Döffinger (Germany/Austria) and Oskari Siirtola (Finland) for first and second place.

You can watch the final concert on-demand and for free at Helsinkikanava.fi until 18 June and at UMO Helsinki YouTube channel until 31 August.