Wihuri Sibelius Prize
The prestigious Wihuri Sibelius Prize is one of the biggest music prizes in the field of classical music. The first Sibelius Prize was awarded to Finnish composer Jean Sibelius whom the prize was named after in 1953. By 2015, the Wihuri Foundation for International Prizes has awarded 17 Sibelius Prizes to composers.
An Expert Committee consisting of five members of experts from different Finnish music institutions has been named to elect the winner of the Sibelius Prize.