UPCOMING EVENTS


Vickan & Väinö – Kokkola Winter Accordion

Date: February 12, 2023
Time: 15:00 - 16:00
Location: Kokkola, Finland

Vickan & Väinö is a bilingual (Swedish and Finnish) fairytale opera for children to the libretto and original story of Marina Motaleff. On stage Anna Sandström (Vickan), Ville Salonen (Väinö), Aku Rantama (Engel/Löw) and Sonja Vertainen (accordion). Commissioned and produced by Opera BOX and performed at the festival Kokkola Winter Accordion.

Fretus – Finnish premiere

Date: February 15, 2023
Time: 19:00
Location: Lohja Church, Finland

My string orchestra piece Fretus, dedicated to the oceans of the world, will get its Finnish Premiere by Lohja City Orchestra conducted by their fantastic artistic director and conductor Jukka Untamala at Lohja Church. Very honoured to share the stage with the legendary pianist Olli Mustonen, who will be performing the Saint-Saëns Piano Concerto. Tickets can be found here.

Fretus – Art Factory Porvoo

Date: February 16, 2023
Time: 19:00 - 20:00
Location: Art Factory Porvoo, Finland

My string orchestra piece Fretus, dedicated to the oceans of the world, gets its Finnish Premiere and a second performance by Lohja City Orchestra conducted by their fantastic artistic director and conductor Jukka Untamala, this time at Art Factory Porvoo. Very honoured to share the stage with the legendary pianist Olli Mustonen, who will be performing the Saint-Saëns Piano Concerto. Tickets can be found here.

Angor – Musica Nova Helsinki

Date: March 9, 2023
Time: 19:30
Location: Helsinki Rock Church, Lutherinkatu 3, Finland

Very excited about making my Musica Nova debut with my choral piece Angor performed by the fantastic EMO ensemble and Pasi Hyökki at Helsinki Rock Church.

Vickan & Väinö – Oulu Music Festival

Date: March 13, 2023
Time: 17:00
Location: Valve Cultural Centre, Oulu

Vickan & Väinö is a bilingual (Swedish and Finnish) fairytale opera for children to the libretto and original story of Marina Motaleff. On stage Hedvig Paulig (Vickan), Ville Salonen (Väinö), Markus Nieminen (Engel/Löw) and Janne Valkeajoki  (accordion). Commissioned and produced by Opera BOX and performed at 5 PM and 7 PM at the Oulu Music Festival.

Science Frictions – World Premiere

Date: March 20, 2023
All-day event
Location: University of Helsinki

The Conferment Jubilee of the University of Helsinki is opened on 20 March 2023 in an event in which the new honorary doctors are also announced. In the opening event my new 20 minute multilingual conferment cantata Science Frictions, composed to a new text by Cia Rinne, will get its world premiere by counter tenor soloist David Hackston, The Academic Choral Society (Akateeminen laulu, AL) and Helsinki University Symphony Orchestra (Ylioppilaskunnan Soittajat, YS) conducted Aku Sorensen.

The Holocene Extinction – World Premiere

Date: April 8, 2023
All-day event
Location: Helsinki Music Centre

Ylioppilaskunnan laulajat (The YL Male Choir) conducted by Pasi Hyökki have commissioned a new piece The Holocene Extinction that will get it’s world premiere at the choir’s 140th Anniversary Concert on Easter Saturday at Helsinki Music Centre. More information coming soon.

Renewables – MSH 50th Accordion Competition

Start date: April 21, 2023
End date: April 23, 2023
All-day event
Location: Karjala-talo, Käpylänkuja 1, Helsinki

The new suite Renewables for solo accordion consists of eight movements, which are all obligatory pieces in the 50th anniversary accordion competition Minä soitan harmonikkaa (“I play accordion”) organised by The Finnish Association for Accordion Teachers. The piece was commissioned by The Finnish Association for Accordion Teachers for the 50th anniversary year of the competition.

The competition has three age categories, C for musicians who are 10-11 year old, B for 12-13 year old players and A for 14-16 year old accordionists. Renewables consists of 8 pieces of which the first three are suitable for category C, pieces 4-6 are suitable for category B and the last two pieces are for category A. Renewables is also composed so that it can be performed as a suite with eight movements.

Infirmus – Vaasa City Orchestra

Date: April 21, 2023
Time: 19:00
Location: Vaasa City Hall, Finland

My string orchestra piece Infirmus, a piece dedicated to everyone suffering from a chronic illness, will be performed by Vaasa City Orchestra conducted by Henri Sigfridsson. More info about the season can be found here and tickets here.

Minna – Stockholm Concert Hall

Date: April 21, 2023
Time: 20:30 - 22:00
Location: Stockholm Concert Hall

After having moved this concert twice due to restrictions, finally Tampere Raw will perform my first Piano Quintet Minna – Pictures from the Life of Minna Canth at Stockholm Concert Hall. It will be the first performance of the entire piece in Sweden.


 

PAST EVENTS


Nisus – Swedish Premiere

Date: February 6, 2023
Time: 20:00 - 21:00
Location: Studio Acusticum, Stora salen, Piteå, Sweden

The contemporary music ensemble Norrbotten NEO will perform the Swedish premiere of my string trio Nisus at their concert New Europe. The concert will be radio broadcast over all of Europe. More info can be found here.

Aveo – World Premiere at CelloFest

Date: February 1, 2023
Time: 19:00
Location: Helsinki Rock Church / Temppeliaukio Church, Lutherinkatu 3, Finland

My new solo cello work Aveo op.82 composed for Jonathan Roozeman will get its world premiere at the Opening Gala “Mystery of Cello” at CelloFest 2023. Tickets can be found here.

Speaker – Music and Nature

Date: January 25, 2023
Time: 18:00
Location: Maija Hall, Helsinki Main Library Oodi

Honoured to be invited to be one of the speakers, along side writer Anni Kytömäki and music technology researcher and professor Otso Lähdeoja, to talk at the panel discussion (in Finnish) themed “nature in new music”. Moderated by researcher and emeritus professor Matti Huttunen. More info in Finnish can be found on Art University’s Website here and on the library’s website here.

Characters & Under Stjärnhimlen – Roskilde

Date: December 1, 2022
Time: 19:30
Location: Roskilde Gymnasium Bondetinget 1, 4000 Roskilde, Denmark

My piano solo pieces Characters and Under Stjärnhimlen will be performed by the magnificent Xenia Frederiksen at Roskilde Musikforening.

Characters & Under Stjärnhimlen – Aarhus

Date: November 30, 2022
Time: 19:30
Location: Det Jyske Musikkonservatorium, Aarhus, Denmark

My piano solo pieces Characters and Under Stjärnhimlen will be performed by the magnificent Xenia Frederiksen at her Debut Concert at the Royal Academy of Music Aarhus in Denmark. The event will be radio broadcast in Denmark.

Epitaph – Hautakangas’ Album Release

Date: November 28, 2022
Time: 19:00 - 20:00
Location: Tampere Hall, Finland

My piano solo piece Epitaph will be released on the splendid Ville Hautakangas’ debut album 12 Premieres! Soon avaiable on streaming platforms! The concert is part of the Pirkanmaa Piano Festival.

Celestial Beings – RUSK

Date: November 25, 2022
Time: 18:00
Location: Malmska gården, Jakobstad’s museum, Finland

The first movement “Aphrodite” and second movement “Persephone” from Celestial Beings will be performed by Aleksander Koelbel and Mina Fred from the ensemble Norrbotten NEO at the concert ”Souls of Ill Repute” of the RUSK festival. Link to the festival’s program here and to the Facebook event here.

Athena – Radio Broadcast

Start date: November 23, 2022
End date: December 23, 2022
Time: 19:00 - 21:30
Location: Finnish Radio Online

The third movement Athena from Celestial Beings was be performed at the opening concert of the RUSK festival by Aleksander Koelbel and Mina Fred from the ensemble Norrbotten NEO. The concert was radio broadcast by the Finnish broadcasting company YLE and is available online for 30 days under this link. Athena begins at about 33 minutes.

Celestial Beings – RUSK

Date: November 23, 2022
Time: 19:00
Location: Schauman Hall, Jakobstad, Finland

The third movement “Athena” from Celestial Beings will be performed at the opening concert of the RUSK festival by Aleksander Koelbel and Mina Fred from the ensemble Norrbotten NEO. Link to the festival’s program here and to the Facebook event here. The concert is radio broadcast directly, more information about the broadcast can be found here.

Helene – USA premiere

Date: November 18, 2022
Time: 19:30
Location: Goodson Chapel - Recital Hall, Winchester, Virginia, USA

My third Piano Quintet Helene – Nuances from the Life of Helene Schjerfbeck will get it’s USA premiere by the Van Buren Winds and pianist Alexander Bernstein at Goodson Chapel – Recital Hall in Winchester, Virginia. The Van Buren Winds consist of Julietta Curneton on flute, Garrick Zoeter on clarinet, Stephen Key on oboe and Ryan Romine on bassoon. A link to the events website can be found here and a link to the Facebook event can be found here. The concert has free entry.