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.

Wasteland – Swedish Radio Broadcast

Date: January 19, 2023
Time: 19:00

Very excited about the Swedish radio broadcast of the world premiere of my new 20 min orchestra piece Wasteland commissioned and performed by the symphony orchestra of the Norrlandsopera conducted by their fantastic principal guest conductor Ville Matvejeff. More information can be found here. Please note: the broadcast begins 7PM Swedish Time (GMT+2).

EDIT: The Radio Broadcast has been postponed from the 27th of October to the 19th of January 2023.

Aveo – World Premiere at Cellofest

Date: February 1, 2023
Time: 19:00 - 20:00
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.

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.

Angor – Musica Nova Helsinki

Date: March 9, 2023
Time: 19:00 - 20:00
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.

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.

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.

Shapes – International Accordion Competition Klingenthal

Start date: May 7, 2023
End date: May 13, 2023
Time: 00:00 - 23:00

Three movements from the solo accordion suite Shapes will be obligatory pieces for the competitors in a certain age category at the International Accordion Competition Kingenthal in Germany. The movements that are eligible for the competition are I. “The Rhomb”, III. “Circles and Ellipses” and V. “Dots”.

ICE – German Premiere with Bamberg Symphony

Date: May 17, 2023
Time: 20:00
Location: Bamberg's Concert Hall, Germany

The German premiere of my piece ICE will be performed by the Bamberg Symphony conducted by the outstanding Ruth Reinhardt. Link to the whole season program 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.

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.

Characters & Under Stjärnhimlen – Danish Premiere

Date: November 17, 2022
Time: 19:30 - 21:00
Location: Viborg Musiksal, Denmark

Very happy about the Danish premiere of my piano solo pieces Characters and Under Stjärnhimlen, performed by the magnificent Xenia Frederiksen at Viborg Musikforening in Viborg Musiksal. You can find more information about the event here and find tickets here.

Groove – German Premiere

Date: November 10, 2022
Time: 12:30 - 13:30
Location: Kunstquartier Bethanien, Studio 1, Berlin, Germany

The German premiere of Groove will be performed by flutist Marianna Schürmann and accordionist Christine Paté at Klangwerkstatt Berlin Festival für Neue Musik. The concert will take place in Kunstquartier Bethanien, Studio 1 and also lunch will be available at this concert. The concert is for free, reserve seats here.

Rädda mig – Vancouver Chamber Choir

Date: November 4, 2022
Time: 19:30
Location: Pacific Spirit United Church, 2205 W 45th Ave Vancouver, Canada

Vancouver Chamber Choir led by Kari Turunen will give the Canadian premiere to Rädda mig , which is the second movement of the choral suite Min Gud from 2010.

About the concert: CECILIA commemorates the November Feast Day of St. Cecilia, the patron saint of music, with works by women including three contemporary Cecilias: Cecilia Livingston, Cecilia Damström and Cecilia McDowall. Also featured is Gaelic Hymns, a gem by Ina Boyle, an underrepresented Irish composer of the 20th century. Benjamin Britten’s Hymn to St. Cecilia rounds out the celebration.

Fretus – Nordic Council Prize Ceremony 2022

Date: November 1, 2022
Time: 20:00 - 21:15
Location: Helsinki Music Centre, Finland

A small part of my string orchestra piece Fretus is performed in the background at the Nordic Council Prize Ceremony 2022, before and after announcing the winner of the Nordic Council Environment Prize 2022. You can listen to the excerpt here.