Sibafest: Doctorate from SibA

An open discussion on doctoral studies at the Sibelius Academy

The discussion was moderated by Toni-Matti Karjalainen and Markus Mantere, directors of the MuTri and Docmus doctoral schools. A number of SibA doctoral candidates will be present to discuss and present their research.


  • Prof. Toni-Matti Karjalainen, Head of MuTri Doctoral School
  • Prof. Markus Mantere, Head of Docmus Doctoral School

Panelists/Doctoral students:

  • Hanna Backer Johnsen, MuTri
  • Spiros Delegos, Docmus
  • Lilja Lehmuskallio, MuTri
  • Libero Mureddu, MuTri
  • Tiina Myllärinen, Docmus 

The doors will open 15 minutes before the event starts. Places are filled in the order of arrival

Further information: Minttu Hellstén,

Sibafest 26–27 Jan 2024

On 26–27 Jan, the main event of Sibelius Academy’s Sibafest will fill out the Helsinki Music Centre. The festival kicks off a year packed with a thousand concerts. At Sibafest, you can follow the rehearsals for the Marriage of Figaro, try out the organ, peek behind the scenes of the symphony orchestra and participate in a techno concert and panel discussions.

Now taking place for the tenth time, Sibafest is the biennial main event of the Sibelius Academy of the University of the Arts Helsinki. The event presents the Academy’s internationally top-quality concert activities. The main parts are played by the Sibelius Academy’s own students and teachers and well as the audience themselves – both together and separately.

Read more about Sibafest.

Mannerheimintie renovation project

Access to the Musiikkitalo from the direction of Mannerheimintie will be difficult. We recommend that you allow enough time for your arrival and use the entrance on the side of Kansalaistori if possible. According to current information, the entrance to Mannerheimintie will also remain in use throughout the renovation, but pedestrian routes can be challenging at times.

We recommend following the official information channels of the renovation project, where you can find the most up-to-date information.


26.1.2024 at 12:00 – 12:45


Helsinki Music Centre’s Ground Foyer

Mannerheimintie 13a

00100 Helsinki

Helsinki Music Centre


Free admission, places are filled in the order of arrival

Further information

The doors will open 15 minutes before the event starts.

Location on map

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