Sanna Iljin

Picture: Ville Paasimaa

Sanna Iljin is among the top young singers in Finland. She has been awarded in several singing competitions, including the Timo Mustakallio Singing Competition in 2017 and the Kangasniemi Singing Competition in 2018.

Sanna has performed as a soloist under the baton of Hannu Lintu, Mikko Franck, and Jan Söderblom, among others. Iljin regularly appears as a soloist at the Finnish National Opera, and in the summer of 2022, she sang the leading role in Linkola’s opera “Hiljaiset perivät maan” at the Ilmajoki Music Festival. Her other roles include Pamina in Mozart’s “The Magic Flute,” Christine Daaé in A. L. Webber’s “The Phantom of the Opera,” Zerlina in Mozart’s “Don Giovanni,” and Valencienne in Léhar’s “The Merry Widow.” Iljin began her vocal studies in 2016 under the guidance of Hanna-Leena Haapamäki at the Helsinki Conservatory.

In addition to her vocal studies, Iljin graduated with excellent grades in December 2021 from the Sibelius Academy of the University of the Arts Helsinki as a concert pianist. She has performed as a piano soloist in Japan, Germany, and Finland. Iljin’s career has been supported by institutions such as the Finnish Cultural Foundation and the Arts Promotion Centre Finland. She was chosen as a scholarship recipient of the Opera and Ballet Foundation in 2021.

Sanna Iljin will perform in the concert “Paris – London – New York” at Torstila Manor on July 29th at 19:00.