My second Piano Quintet Aino – Emotions from the life of Aino Sibelius will be performed for the first time in Gothenburg. The piece will be performed at a lunch concert by Reetta Hakala on flute, Francesca Salvestri on clarinet, Lotta Määttä on violin, Johanna Tärnroth on cello and Joel Slott on piano. The concert is in Sjöströmsalen at the Academy of Music and Drama, University of Gothenburg. Free entry.
The World Premiere of my new trio Vibrations for recorder, violin and organ will take place on the 27th of May as a part of the baroque music festival Vantaa BRQ in Finland. The piece will be performed by the commissioner, the fantastic Rosetta Ensemble. Link to the Facebook event here and link to buy tickets here.
EDIT: Due to injury this concert has been postponed.
My first Piano Quintet Minna will be performed in Helsinki in the Hall of G18 (on Yrjönkatu 18). It will be performed by Tiina Karakorpi piano, Linda Suolahti and Annemarie Åström on violin, Mari Viluksela on viola and Eeva Rysä on cello. The concert is a “pre-starter” for the Musequal festival (Kokonainen festivaali) and is a co-operation between Wegelius Chamber Orchestra, PuKama and Musequal.
Three brand new pieces by Cecilia Damström, Andrea Eklund and Alex Freeman, commissioned and premiered by the choir and conducted by Elisa Huovinen. Three elements and sources of energy: water, wind and sun. Visualised with light art by Alexander Salvesen. A choral concert unlike anything you’ve experienced before. An experience you won’t forget.
The concert will take place at 10 PM at Kattilahalli in Suvilahti, Helsinki. Suvilahti cultural centre is a former power plant that comprises nine buildings, two gasometers and yard space. The address is Sörnäisten rantatie 22.
EDIT: The date has been postponed, from the original date 12th of March to the new date 7th of May 2022.
Hilma Salo will perform my piece Epitaph at her final recital at Tampere Conservatory.
Join us for an evening of icy sonic wonder – an eclectic visual and auditive program dedicated to environmental awareness in a fast changing modern world. The program will feature top female Finnish flutists Annaleena Jämsä, Malla Vivolin, Jenny Villanen, and Johanna Kärkkäinen, pianist Hanna-Leena Savolainen, kantelist Eva Alkula, and exciting works by composers Cecilia Damström, Kai Nieminen, Jouni Kaipainen, Väinö Hannikainen and many more.
JÄÄ//ICE combines the world of classical music, with the experimental. A contrasting and connecting world of sounds and visions, the audience will experience a multitude of textures created by Dutch composer and artist Samuel Van Dijk, AND YOU, our audience. As part of TFF’s exciting collaboration with the Tampere University, and with thanks to software developers Eva Wallinvirta, Henri Turunen, Roshan Bist, Samuel Gonçalves, Eliana Junker, Joona Mäkinen, and Samu Salko from the university, our audience will be able to interact and be part of the creation process, moulding the sound and visual textures, that will be ultimately presented at the gala concert. This will take place some days before. More information will be released shortly before the festival on the TFF website: www.tampereflutefest.com
This concert will raise funds in support of young Ukrainian artists affected by the war.
EDIT: Due to sudden illness my piece “Die Berge” was not able to be performed at this event. The event took place with an altered program.
My solo piano piece Psychedelic will be performed in Kuopio by Reetamaria Rajala. The piece is part of a meditative concert named “Before Silence” including music by Finnish and Swedish composers.