UPCOMING EVENTS


Letters – Sennestadt

Date: April 21, 2024
Time: 18:00
Location: Sennestadt, Germany

My second string quartet Letters will be performed by the Berlin based Elaia Quartet at Sennestadt, close to Bielefeld, Germany. The concert also includes Leoš Janáček’s second string quartet Intimate Letters, the work that has inspired me to compose Letters.

Letters – Stralsund

Date: May 5, 2024
Time: 20:00
Location: Stralsund, Germany

My second string quartet Letters will be performed by the Berlin based Elaia Quartet at Stralsund, at the Northeastern coast of Germany. The concert also includes Leoš Janáček’s second string quartet Intimate Letters, the work that has inspired me to compose Letters.

ICE – Temppeliaukio Church

Date: May 14, 2024
Time: 19:00 - 21:00
Location: Temppeliaukio Church, Helsinki, Finland

Looking forward to hear my orchestral piece ICE be performed by the  Helsinki University Symphony Orchestra (Ylioppilaskunnan Soittajat, YS) conducted Aku Sorensen at the beautiful Temppeliaukio Church in central Helsinki.

ICE – Ekenäs Church

Date: May 17, 2024
Time: 19:00
Location: Nacka Aula, Griffelvägen 11, 131 40 Nacka, Sweden

My orchestral piece ICE will be performed as part of the tour of the Helsinki University Symphony Orchestra (Ylioppilaskunnan Soittajat, YS) conducted Aku Sorensen at Ekenäs Church in Southern Finland.

Via Crucis – Uusi Helsinki Quartet

Date: June 15, 2024
Time: 12:00
Location: Maijansali Hall, Central Library Oodi, Helsinki

The Lauttasaari Music Festival takes place 13th to 16th of June and I’m honoured to be included in the 7th concert called Meetings Between Authors and Composers where author Minna Lindgren and I will be discussing our work, and the renominated Uusi Helsinki Quartet will play my first string quartet Via Crucis at the Helsinki Main Library Oodi. Free admission!

Celestial Beings – Toivakan kamarimusiikkifestivaali

Date: June 15, 2024
Time: 15:00
Location: Toivakan seurakuntakoti, Toivakka, Finland

My duo Celestial Beings will be performed by violinist violinist Otto Antikainen and violist Ulla Knuuttila at the Toivakka Chamber Music Festival (Toivakan kamarimusiikkifestivaali). The concert includes music by Claude Debussy, Lotta Wennäkoski and Jean-Philippe Rameau in addition to yours truly. More can be found info here.

Celestial Beings – Sysmä Summer Sounds

Date: June 30, 2024
Time: 16:00
Location: Sysmä Church, Sysmä, Finland

My duo Celestial Beings will be performed by violinist Pippa Sieppala and violist Hanna Hohti at the Sysmä Summer Sounds in a concert called “Birds and Beings”. The concert includes music by Josephine Opsahl, Missy Mazzoli, Olli Mustonen and Peter Machajdik in addition to yours truly. More info here and tickets can be bought here.

 

PAST EVENTS


Wasteland – Finnish Premiere

Date: April 12, 2024
Time: 19:00
Location: Tampere Hall, Finland

Very excited about the Finnish Premiere of my new 20 min orchestra piece Wasteland co-commissioned and performed by Tampere Philharmonic conducted by Olari Elts. The concert also includes music by Kalevi Aho, a world premiere by Eetu Lehtonen and a Finnish premiere by Unsuk Chin in addition to yours truly. The concert is part of the contemporary music festival Tampere Biennale 2024. More information can be found here.

The event can be listened to on the radio live and also retroperspectively on the Finnish Broadcasting company’s website Yle Areena here.

Tidens ordning – Turku Sibelius Museum

Date: April 7, 2024
Time: 15:00 - 16:00
Location: Sibelius Museum, Turku, Finland

My song cycle Tidens ordning to lyrics by Oscar Rossi will be performed by Nicholas Söderlund and Pasi Helin at the Sibelius Museum in Turku. The concert is part of a big Södergran celebration at the Sibelius Museum beginning at 12pm lasting until 4 pm. The Facebook event can be found here and more information can also be found here.

Letters – Edenkoben

Date: March 16, 2024
Time: 19:00
Location: Edenkoben, Germany

My second string quartet Letters will be performed by the Berlin based Elaia Quartet  in Edenkoben in Germany. The concert also includes Leoš Janáček’s second string quartet Intimate Letters, the work that has inspired me to compose Letters.

Letters – Braunschweig

Date: March 12, 2024
All-day event
Location: Kunstverein Braunschweig, Germany

My second string quartet Letters will be performed by the Berlin based Elaia Quartet in Braunschweig, Germany. The concert also includes Leoš Janáček’s second string quartet Intimate Letters, the work that has inspired me to compose Letters.

ICE – Helsinki Music Centre

Date: February 29, 2024
Time: 19:00
Location: Helsinki Music Centre, Finland

Looking forward to hear my orchestral piece ICE be performed by the fantastic Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra led by their marvellous chief conductor Nicholas Collon. More info can be found here.

Speaker – Tunne Orkesterisi

Date: February 29, 2024
Time: 16:30 - 18:00
Location: Paavo Hall, Helsinki Music Centre

Very happy to be invited again by Ville Komppa to the series Tunne orkesterisi (“Know your orchestra”), a Thursday series of panel discussions (in Finnish) about music with the composers and musicians who are performed in the Helsinki Music Centre. On Thursday the 29th of February I will be joined by University of Arts, Sibelius Academy’s Music History Professor Markus Mantere and of course Ville Komppa. Free entry! More information in Finnish can be found here.

ICE – Radio Symphony Orchestra

Date: February 28, 2024
Time: 19:00
Location: Helsinki Music Centre, Finland

Looking forward to hear my orchestral piece ICE be performed by the fantastic Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra led by their marvellous chief conductor Nicholas Collon. More info can be found here.

Celestial Beings – Unrecroded. Release Concert

Date: February 24, 2024
Time: 18:00
Location: Valssaamo, Kaapelitehdas, Helsinki, Finland

Linda Suolahti‘s debut album “Unrecorded.” was released on the 23rd of November 2023, so a warm welcome to the official release concert 24.02.2024! It includes unrecorded music by Finnish composers Helvi LeiviskäAnn-Elise Hannikainen and me. Leiviskä and Hannikainen were recorded by Linda and pianist Tiina Karakorpi. Linda and Mari Viluksela have together recorded my piece Celestial Beings. The record can be purchased through Linda’s website here and tickets can be purchaised from 1.1.2024

The album will be released on streaming platforms later in the year 2024.

Permafrost – World Premiere

Date: February 16, 2024
Time: 19:00 - 21:00
Location: Central Ostrobothnia Conservatory, Kokkola, Finland

Looking forward to the world premiere of my new 22-minute accordion concerto Permafrost, commissioned and performed at the Kokkola Winter Accordion Festival. The world premiere will be performed in Kokkola by Sonja Vertainen and the Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra conducted by Jan Söderblom and including video art by Irene Suosalo. More info can be found here and tickets can be found here.

Speaker – Can music be an ambassador of equality?

Date: February 16, 2024
Time: 16:30 - 18:00
Location: Chamber Music Hall, Conservatory of Kokkola, Finland

The Winter Accordion Festival‘s Seminar is themed “Can music be an ambassador of equality?”. I will be discussing this topic in Finnish alongside Doctor Nuppu Koivisto, Adjunct Professor in Musicology Juha Torvinen and the discussion will be moderated by journalist Anni Saari. Free entry. More information can be found here.