UPCOMING EVENTS


Psychedelic – Rajala’s Album Release

Start date: July 23, 2022
End date: December 31, 2022
All-day event
Location: Online

My piano solo piece Psychedelic has been released on the fantastic Reetamaria Rajala’s debut album SILENCE! Avaiable on streaming platforms NOW!

Lucrum – Joensuu City Orchestra

Date: August 19, 2022
Time: 19:00 - 21:00
Location: Carelia Hall, Joensuu, Finland

At the first concert of the season, Joensuu City Orchestra will give a taster of the different pieces that are coming up during the fall season 2022, conducted by the conducting class from the Sibelius Academy. The young and talented conductor and composer Elisar Riddelin will conduct my piece Lucrum. The concert is for free.

Nisus – Tampering Festival

Date: August 20, 2022
Time: 15:00 - 16:00
Location: Satamakadun sali, Satamakatu 17, Tampere, Finland

A string trio from the Tampering Ensemble will perform my Nisus at the fifth Tampering Festival. This year’s Tampering festival focuses on works composed during the pandemic and on works by Ukrainian composers.

Wasteland – World Premiere with Norrlandsoperan

Date: September 1, 2022
Time: 19:00
Location: Norrlandsoperan, Umeå

Very excited about 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.

Lucrum – Joensuu City Orchestra

Date: October 27, 2022
Time: 19:00 - 21:00
Location: Carelia Hall, Joensuu

Joensuu City Orchestra led by the fantastic Maria Itkonen will perform my piece Lucrum, a piece inspired by the deadly sin greed. Find more information about the concert here.

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.

 

PAST EVENTS


Sydänlaulu – Luosto Soi

Date: July 29, 2022
Time: 16:30
Location: Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort, Saariselkä, Finland

Violinist Elisar Riddelin will perform Sydänlaulu in Northern Finland’s Saariselkä at Kaksilauttanen Arctic Resort at the festival Luosto Soi. More information about the event can be found here and tickets can be found here.

Vickan & Väinö – Sibelius Festival Korpo

Date: July 17, 2022
Time: 13:30 - 14:30
Location: Korpo municipality house, Pargas, Finland

Vickan & Väinö is a bilingual (Swedish and Finnish) fairytale opera for children to the libretto and original story of Marina Motaleff. Cast: Hedvig Paulig soprano, Ville Salonen tenor, Rolf Broman baritone and Janne Valkeajoki accordion. Commissioned and produced by Opera BOX. Tickets 20 euros per child, parents for free. Link to the festivals homepage and to their Facebook page.

Vickan & Väinö – Sibelius Festival Korpo

Date: July 16, 2022
Time: 13:30 - 14:30
Location: Korpo municipality house, Pargas, Finland

Vickan & Väinö is a bilingual (Swedish and Finnish) fairytale opera for children to the libretto and original story of Marina Motaleff. Cast: Hedvig Paulig soprano, Ville Salonen tenor, Rolf Broman baritone and Janne Valkeajoki accordion. Commissioned and produced by Opera BOX. Tickets 20 euros per child, parents for free. Link to the festivals homepage and to their Facebook page.

Cura – World premiere

Date: July 9, 2022
Time: 15:00 - 16:00
Location: Mäntyniemen kartano, Kesälahti, Finland

The new work Cura, commissioned by Leena and Antti Ihamuotila will get it’s world premiere at the Latosoitto Festival by Pekka Kuusisto and Tiina Karakorpi. The concert is sold out.

Dagbok – Kallio-Kuninkala

Date: July 2, 2022
Time: 13:00 - 14:00
Location: Kallio-Kuninkalan Musiikkikeskus, Järvenpää, Finland

Soprano Emma Hartikainen and pianist Tanja Niiranen will perform two songs from my song cycle Dagbok at their summer concert in Järvenpää. They are performing a very interesting lied program including music by Ruth Schönthal (1924–2008)
Germaine Tailleferre (1892–1983), Rebecca Clarke (1886–1979), Nadia Boulanger (1887–1979), Lori Laitman (1955-), Johanna Müller-Hermann (1868–1941), Vítězslava Kaprálová (1915–1940) and Undine Smith Moore (1904–1989). More information can be found here

Dagbok – Villa Hakasalmi

Date: June 20, 2022
Time: 19:00
Location: Villa Hakasalmi, Helsinki

Soprano Emma Hartikainen and pianist Tanja Niiranen will perform two songs from my song cycle Dagbok at the Villa Hakasalmi in Helsinki. They are performing a very interesting lied program including music by Ruth Schönthal (1924–2008), Germaine Tailleferre (1892–1983), Rebecca Clarke (1886–1979), Nadia Boulanger (1887–1979), Lori Laitman (1955-), Johanna Müller-Hermann (1868–1941), Vítězslava Kaprálová (1915–1940) and Undine Smith Moore (1904–1989). Link to Facebook event here.

Estampas del mar & Heaven – Biasca, Switzerland

Date: June 19, 2022
Time: 17:00
Location: Chiesa SS Pietro e Paolo, Biasca, Switzerland

The choir capriccio vocale conducted by Davide Fior will perform my Estampas del mar and the movement Heaven from my Requem for our Earth at their Physis concert at the Schaugewächshaus in Gnadenthal in Switzerland.

Estampas del mar & Heaven – Gnadenthal, Switzerland

Date: June 17, 2022
Time: 20:30
Location: Schaugewächshaus, Gnadenthal, Switzerland

The choir capriccio vocale conducted by Davide Fior will perform my Estampas del mar and the movement Heaven from my Requem for our Earth at their Physis concert at the Schaugewächshaus in Gnadenthal in Switzerland.

Dagbok – Kuopio City Hall

Date: June 14, 2022
Time: 19:00
Location: Kuopio City Hall, Finland

Soprano Emma Hartikainen and pianist Tanja Niiranen will perform two songs from my song cycle Dagbok at the City Hall of Kuopio. They are performing a very interesting lied program including music by Ruth Schönthal (1924–2008)
Germaine Tailleferre (1892–1983), Rebecca Clarke (1886–1979), Nadia Boulanger (1887–1979), Lori Laitman (1955-), Johanna Müller-Hermann (1868–1941), Vítězslava Kaprálová (1915–1940) and Undine Smith Moore (1904–1989).  Link to Facebook event here.

De vita nätterna – World Premiere

Date: June 12, 2022
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Location: Kansalaistori, Helsinki

My song De vita nätterna to a poem by Arvid Mörne will get its world premiere at Sång och Musikfesten 2022. The song will be sung by all participants of the festival, around 1300 choir members and will be conducted by Elisa Huovinen. Free entry. Link to the arrangers website, to the online program and to the Facebook event. The concert will be live streamed under this link.