Aeon Duo – A Window to the Finnish Mind – Photography Competition: ‘The Essence of Finland’



As previously noted on this site, the Aeon Duo (Essi Kiiski, violin and Eduardo Andrade) will give a concert focusing on Sibelius’s music for violin for piano, plus the world première of a work inspired by Sibelius composed by Eduardo Andrade, at the Finnish Church in London on Thursday 26th March 2015 at 7 pm. The concert will be part of the official Sibelius 150 schedule of events and will be an exciting and innovative combination of music, photography and taste sensations.

Sibelius One members receive concessionary prices for tickets to this concert. To obtain the promotional code, click here.

The pieces in the concert are going to be performed alongside the seven winning pictures in the Photography Competition ‘The Essence of Finland’. These can be photographs of anything related to Finland, e.g. the nature, landscape, buildings, people or pictures that somehow seem to capture the feeling of Finnish culture. Photos must be submitted under the title ‘The Essence of Finland’. The seven photographs will be selected by Aeon Duo and will be posted to Facebook for public voting. The three most liked pictures will receive a composition written specifically to the picture by composer Eduardo Andrade, who has twice composed for pictures exhibited in the National Portrait Gallery of London. The pieces will be recorded by Aeon Duo and sent to the winners privately in digital format.

Contest procedures:

The contest starts on 9th January 2015 at 5:00pm and will close on the 9th February 2015 at 5:00 pm.
Seven pictures will be selected considering two aspects:
– Quality of photography
Relation to the title ‘The Essence of Finland’

How to submit a photo:
Pictures can be submitted to The email should contain the following information:

One single photograph to be considered to the competition (.jpeg format, preferably in high resolution)
Short paragraph explaining the relation of the picture to the title
Contact information: name, country/city and email address

By submitting you grant Aeon Duo the rights to project the picture during the concert and to post it on Aeon Duo’s Facebook Page for voting purposes.

The seven selected photographs will be projected during the concert to a specific piece of the programme. The winners will get a single free ticket for the performance, and all the winners will receive credits in the printed concert programme and be mentioned on the Facebook Page and Essi Kiiski’s website.

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