Lieksa, Finland

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The 5th International Lieksa Brass Week French Horn Competition

Taking place in Lieksa, Finland, from 22nd to 28th July, 2021, The 5th International French Horn Competition (Holger Fransman in memoriam) invites french horn players of all nationalities born in 1985 or later.

The competition was originally planned for 2020 but due to the COVID-19 pandemic it is moved to 2021.

Prizes: 1st 6000EUR, 2nd 3000EUR, 3rd 2000EUR

Jury: Katy Woolley (chair), Saar Berger, Jukka Harju, Jose Luis Cortell Año and Jaakko Välimäki.

The orchestra of the final round is Joensuu City Orchestra from Finland, conducted by József Hárs.

The competition is part of the Lieksa Brass Week annual festival. The artistic director is Jouko Harjanne.