Wihuri Sibelius Prize
The prestigious Wihuri Sibelius Prize is one of the highest recognitions in the world of classical music. The first Sibelius Prize was awarded to Finnish composer Jean Sibelius whom the prize was named after in 1953. So far, the Wihuri Foundation for International Prizes has awarded 19 Sibelius Prizes to composers.
An Expert Committee consisting of five members of experts from different Finnish music institutions is named to elect the recipient of the Wihuri Sibelius Prize. The amount of the prize is 150 000 euros.