Nordic Country represented: Finland

Institution: Sibelius Academy, Helsinki

Teacher: Niklas Pokki and Teppo Koivisto

Competition Repertoire​

Biography:​

Round 1


J.S.Bach: Prelude and fugue in E major, WTC book 2
L.v. Beethoven: Sonata op. 2 no. 3, 1st mvt.
F. Chopin: Etude op. 10 no. 8
B. Bartok: Etude op. 18 no. 1


Round 2


F. Liszt: Ballade no. 2, S.171
S.Rachmaninoff: Variations on a theme of Corelli, op. 42​


Round 3


F. Chopin: Piano Concerto no. 1 op. 11 in e minor

Anton Mejias



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Anton Mejias (2001) started playing piano at the age of five. His first piano teacher was Meri Louhos. In 2010 Anton moved to Sibelius-Academy youth department where he is studying currently with Teppo Koivisto and Niklas Pokki. He was also accepted to study in Rimsky Korsakov Conservatory.

Anton kept his first solo recital at the age of 8 where he played for example his 12 preludes. Since that Anton has kept numerous solo recitals and performed for example at Joensuu Music Festival, Turku Music Festival, Mänttä Music Festival and Korhsolm Music Festival. Abroad Anton has performed for example in Poland, Holland, Sweden, Spain and Germany. Anton is also an active chamber musician.

Anton has participated number of master classes held by Matti Raekallio, Claudio Martinez-Mehner, Robert Levin, Janina Fialkowska, Antti Siirala, Andrzej Jasinski, Julia Mustonen-Dahlkvist and David Fray.

Anton Mejias was awarded with the first prize in the first national Steinway Festival kept in Finland 2016. He represented Finland in the 17th International Steinway Piano Festival same year. He won the second prize at the Tampere piano competition (2017) and was the youngest participant at the second round and at the finals. In the finals Anton played Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto no 3 with Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Klaus Mäkelä.

Anton has been supported by Finnish Cultural Foundation and Martin Wegelius -foundation among others.

Accepted without preselection by qualification to 2nd round  in Viotti Competition in Italy, WFIMC. Anton is also Second prize winner in Finnish National Tampere Piano Competition 2017 playing Rachmaninov 3rd Piano Concerto in the finals.