What is Teosto prize?

The Teosto Prize is one of the biggest art prizes in the Nordic countries. The prize was established by the Finnish Composers' Copyright Society Teosto in 2003 to highlight fresh, original and innovative works.

The Teosto Prize is one of the biggest music prizes in Finland and each year, the it will be awarded to 1-4 works in any genre. The prize is not bound to any musical genre or style.

The maximum prize sum is EUR 40,000. If the prize is awarded for a sole musical work or piece, the sum is EUR 25,000. The works can represent any genre, but they must be produced after the previous award season.
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Awarded by year

Mikko Joensuu: Amen 1 and Amen 2 albums

Bliss-opera, Antti Auvinen and Harry Salmenniemi.

Paperi T: Malarian pelko -album. Henri Pulkkinen, Niko Liinamaa, Miska Soini, Roope Kinnunen, Kristo Laanti, Sandra Tervonen ja Juuso Malin.

Mikko Hassinen, for the album Elektro GT.

Risto Ylihärsilä, for his compositions and lyrics on his band Risto’s album II.

Anna Eriksson's album Mana and Matthew Whittall's Dulcissima, clara, sonans.

Milla Viljamaa, for the album Minne. 

The prize was awarded to Sebastian Fagerlund for his orchestral work Ignite, to Chisu for the works on album Vapaa ja yksin, and to Wimme Saari, Tapani Rinne and Tuomas Norvio for the works on album Mun. The award sum of 40,000 euros was divided between the three works equally.

The prize was awarded to Magnus Lindberg's work Graffiti and to the compositions, lyrics and arrangements by Jori Sjöroos, Paula Vesala and Mira Luoti in the group PMMP's album Veden varaan.

The prize of 40,000 euros was awarded to Finnish rap artist Asa and the team, for works on the album Loppuasukas.

The two winning works among seven candidates were the music and lyrics of Jonna Tervomaa and the music of Jussi Jaakonaho on Tervomaa's album Parempi loppu as well as the music of Olli Kortekangas on his opera Isän tyttö (Daddy's Girl). Kortekangas's share of the prize was 20,000 euro, while Tervomaa and Jaakonaho received 10,000 euro respectively.

The prize was awarded to Marzi Nyman's works on the album Marzi and to Sampo Haapamäki's composition Kirjo.

Veli-Matti Puumala, Seeds of Time, Tuomari Nurmio and Alamaailman vasarat, Kinaporin kalifaatti.

Jukka Tiensuu, Umori and Ilmiliekki's album March of the Alpha Males.

Maija Vilkkumaa Ei, Kimmo Pohjonen Kalmuk and Kimmo Hakola Le Sacrifice.