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Huge Success for Young Croatian Baritones at International Competition in Helsinki

Croatia1Two young Croatian baritones have enjoyed huge success at one of the most prestigious international competitions…

Matija Meić (27) and Leon Košavić (23) have come second and third respectively at the 7th Annual Mirjam Helin International Singing Competition held in Helsinki last week. Meić also picked up 3,000 euros in prize-money for winning the ‘best performance by a non-Finnish singer of a Finnish song’ at the contest, which saw around 400 singers from all over the world register to compete, before being whittled down to 46 of the best. A great effort by the young Croatian baritones.

2nd place Matija Meić

2nd place Matija Meić

“I even got some offers to record some Finnish songs in Finland why I was there,” said Meić, adding that it was a major achievement to being even selected for the competition out of the 400 who applied from all over the world.

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