Ilo­na Lii­man

Ilo­na Lii­man (b. 2004) stu­dies pia­no at the Si­be­lius Aca­de­my Youth De­part­ment with Niklas Pok­ki as her teac­her. She star­ted to play pia­no at the age of six. Years 2012 -2017 Ilo­na stu­died at Por­voon­seu­den Musiik­kio­pis­to´s Mänt­sä­lä de­par­te­ment with Anu Hol­län­der as her teac­her.

Des­pi­te of her young age she has par­tici­pa­ted in se­ve­ral mas­ter clas­ses. This sum­mer she will take part in Mänt­tä Music Fes­ti­val In­ter­na­tio­nal Mas­terclas­ses for the fifth time in a row.

Ilo­na has per­for­med in nu­me­rous ma­ti­nees in Mänt­sä­lä and in the Si­be­lius Aca­de­my Youth De­part­ment. She per­for­med with Por­voo’s Music Ins­ti­tu­te’s teac­her orc­he­stra as a so­loist in 2016 and at Por­voo Su­vi­soit­to with Avan­ti! orc­he­stra in 2018. Ilo­na is also an ac­ti­ve cham­ber musician.

Ilo­na has par­tici­pa­ted in Lee­vi Ma­de­to­ja pia­no com­pe­ti­tion in 2015. In Lust­lik Kla­ver pia­no com­pe­ti­tion in Tal­linn she got sha­red first prize in 2013, and first prize in 2015. In Steinway Pia­no Fes­ti­val-com­pe­ti­tion 2016 she got third prize, and in 2018 she got first prize in her age group.

Ilo­na also sings in choirs. She star­ted sin­ging at the age of eight in Mänt­sä­lä, and has ta­ken part in Si­be­lius Aca­de­my’s choir pro­jects.