Adobe PDF file icon
Commissioner Ville Hautakangas
Opus 58
Category Solo
Year 2018
Duration 5
Orchestration piano
Availability Music Finland


Program note

Epitaph was commissioned by pianist Ville Hautakangas in 2017. The piece is composed in memory of my former teacher and friend Jouni Kaipainen, who passed away in 2015.


Epitaph-  Listen on Youtube


In Ville Hautakangas concert- and recording project, in addition to being a tenousious project, it also has a charm thanks to it’s local aspect of composers from Tampere, which also opens a new window for listening. Although it’s enjoyable to listen through this angle, works like Cecilia Damström’s intimately monumental Epitaph stands solidly on it’s own feet without background information.

Piia Antikainen, Finnish Broadcasting Company YLE 16.1.2023


Cecilia Damström forges a impressive memorial through Epitaph in memory of the former life and soul of the music life in Tampere

Jari Hoffrén, Keskisuomalainen, 25.1.2023


It is interesting to hear, what came out when Tampere-based pianist Ville Hautakangas commissioned 12 composers to write 5 minute pieces for piano. […] In Damström’s piece Epitaph, composed in memory of [composer] Jouni Kaipainen, a repetetive paatos alternates with a rolling pattern with ever changing accents

Jukka Isopuro, Helsingin Sanomat, 18.01.2023



6 March 2019 World Premiere Ville Hautakangas at Tampere Hall – More info

CANCELLED 18 March 2020 Tuomas Turriago at Tampere BiennaleMore info

8 April 2022 Tuomas Turriago at Tampere BiennaleMore info

3 May 2022 Hilma Salo at Tampere Conservatory – More info

23 May 2022 Hilma Salo at the Leevi Madetoja Piano CompetitionMore info

1 October 2022 Tuomas Turriago at Keminmaa – More info

28 November 2022 release of Ville Hautakangas’ album 12 PremieresMore info

18 March 2023 Ville Hautakangas at Steinway Gallery Helsinki – More info

25 March 2023 Ville Hautakangas at Kaisankallio Kankanpää – More info

27 July 2023 Paavali Jumppanen at Korsholm Music Festival – More info

13 October digital release of Epitaph by Ville Hautakangas on all streaming platforms

27 October 2023 Tuomas Turriago at Jyväskylä – More info