International Visitor Programme

The programme complements our regular bachelor’s and master’s studies by inviting artists representing the highest level of their fields.


The International Visitor Programme complements the regular bachelor’s and master’s studies offered by Uniarts Helsinki’s Sibelius Academy by inviting artists who represent the highest talent level of their respective fields to come and teach in Finland.  The distinguished visiting artists work alongside students and teachers at the Sibelius Academy mainly in periods of one or two years at a time. The programme was realised for the first time in 2019. Some of the visits are organised as a part of the new Sibelius Summer Academy.

Visiting professors

Emmanuel Ceysson
David Dolan
Robert Levin
Andreas Schmidt
Lars Ulrik Mortensen
Franco Bianchini

Distinguished visiting artists

A cappella: Theatre of Voices

Paul Hillier
Else Torp
Signe Asmussen
Paul Bentley-Angell
Jakob Bloch Jespersen


Jian Wang

Choir conducting

Jaan-Eik Tulve
Justin Doyle

Music technology

Rodolphe Alexis
Dinah Bird
Natasha Barrett

Orchestra conducting

Roger Norrington
Peter Eötvös


Peter Krasinski
Balázs Szabó

Pop music production and composing

Sean Holt

Woodwind instruments

Emily Beynon
Alexei Ogrinchouk
Calogero Palermo
Gustavo Núñez
Sophie Cherrier
Dominik Wollenweber
Claude Delangle


Jean-Jacques Kantorow


The international visitor programme has been supported by the Jane and Aatos Erkko foundation and Jenny and Antti Wihuri foundation.

Contact information

Terhi Luukkonen, Project Manager
+358 40 710 4368