UPCOMING EVENTS


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.

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 is part of the contemporary music festival Tampere Biennale 2024. More information can be found here.

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 – Swedish Premiere

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

My orchestral piece ICE will get its Swedish premiere on the tour of the Helsinki University Symphony Orchestra (Ylioppilaskunnan Soittajat, YS) conducted Aku Sorensen at Nacka Aula in the Stockholm area.

Letters – Braunschweig

Date: June 2, 2024
All-day event

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.

 

PAST EVENTS


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.

Speaker – Schauman Hall

Date: February 15, 2024
Time: 17:30
Location: Schauman Hall, Jakobstad, Finland

As a co-operation with the Winter Accordion Festival, I will be giving a lecture in Swedish about my life as a composer. More information here.

Speaker – Winter Accordion Kokkola

Date: February 14, 2024
Time: 17:30
Location: PITKÄNSILLANKATU 16, KOKKOLA

I will be giving a lecture in Finnish about life as a composer at the Conservatory of Kokkola. The event is free, more info can be found here.

Fretus – Hyvinkää Orchestra

Date: February 13, 2024
Time: 19:00
Location: Hyvinkää City Hall, Hyvinkää Finland

My string orchestra piece Fretus, dedicated to the oceans of the world, will be performed by Hyvinkää Orchestra conducted by their chief conductor Tuomas Pirilä at Hyvinkää City Hall. The Hyvinkää Orchestra offers an intriguing selection of contemporary music constructed around a nature theme. The concert collaborates with the Hyvinkää Natural Heritage Foundation, and 10% of the concert’s ticket revenue will be donated to the Finnish Natural Heritage Foundation. More info (in Finnish) can be found here.

Nisus – Kino Soi!

Date: January 29, 2024
Time: 19:00
Location: Kino Tapiola, Espoo, Finland

My string trio Nisus will be performed by Matilda Kaul, Hanna Hohti and Petja Kainulainen at series Kino Soi! in the old cinema of Tapiola, Espoo. More info can be found here.

EDIT: Due to a sudden case of illness, the concert has been postponed from December to the 29th of January 2024.