UPCOMING EVENTS


Vidkänning in Linköping

Date: April 27, 2019

Time: 4 PM

Location: Missionskyrkan i Linköping, Sweden

Fourth performance of the choir cycle Vidkänning composed to poems by Henrika Ringbom. Composed for and performed byAkademiska Damkören Linnea and conductor Merete Ellegaard in their spring concert.

Lucrum – German Premiere

Date: May 9, 2019

Time: 7 PM

Location: Hochschule für Musik Würzburg

My orchestra piece Lucrum will get its German premiere by the orchestra at the Hochschule für Musik Würzburg conducted by Janne Valkeajoki.

Two Songs – World Premiere

Date: May 11, 2019

Location: Helsinki, Finland

World premiere of two songs from the new song cycle Öar i ett hav som strömmar composed to poems by Henrika Ringbom. Soprano Aurora Marthens and pianist Gustav Djupsjöbacka will premiere the songs V. Transformerad röd and VI. Bara en liten stund at Finlands Svenska Författarförbund’s 100-year anniversary celebration.

Letters – Finnish Premiere

Date: June 15, 2019

Time: 2 PM

Location: Inkoo, Finland

The Finnish premiere of my second string quartet Letters will take place at the festival Musik vid Havet led by artistic director Nonna Knuuttila in Inkoo in Southern Finland. More information coming soon!

Piano Quintet Helene – World Premiere

Date: August 3, 2019

My third Piano Quintet Helene will get it’s world premiere at the fourth Kokonainen Festival in Hämeenlinna.

Öar i ett hav som strömmar – World Premiere

Date: August 18, 2019

Location: Kulttuuritila Nuijamies, Lappeenranta, Finland

Very happy that the world premiere of my new song cycle Öar i ett hav som strömmar composed to the poems of Henrika Ringbom will take place at the brand new Kumaus Festival in Lappeenranta.

Vickan & Väinö – World Premiere

Date: October 17, 2019

Time: 6 PM

Location: Alexander Theatre, Helsinki

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, Markus Nieminen baritone and Janne Valkeajoki accordion. Commissioned and produced by Ooppera BOX.

Vickan & Väinö

Date: October 18, 2019

Time: 10 AM

Location: Alexander Theatre

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, Markus Nieminen baritone and Janne Valkeajoki accordion. Commissioned and produced by Ooppera BOX.

Vickan & Väinö

Date: October 18, 2019

Time: 12 PM

Location: Alexander Theatre

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, Markus Nieminen baritone and Janne Valkeajoki accordion. Commissioned and produced by Ooppera BOX.

Vickan & Väinö

Date: October 18, 2019

Time: 6 PM

Location: Alexander Theatre

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, Markus Nieminen baritone and Janne Valkeajoki accordion. Commissioned and produced by Ooppera BOX.

 

PAST EVENTS


Vidkänning in Brokind

Date: April 15, 2019

Time: 7 PM

Location: Vårdnäs kyrka, Brokind, Sweden

Third performance of the whole choir cycle Vidkänning composed to poems by Henrika Ringbom. Composed for and performed by Akademiska Damkören Linnea and conductor Merete Ellegaard in their spring concert tour.

Angor at Kino Soi!

Date: April 15, 2019

Time: 7 PM

Location: Kino Tapiola, Espoo, Finland

EMO Ensemble conducted by Pasi Hyökki will perform my piece Angor, which won the first prize at VocalEspoo Choral Composition Competition in 2016. The concert is part of the concert series Kino Soi! which takes place in Kino Tapiola. Read more about the event on their webpage and Facebook event.

Vidkänning in Åtvidaberg

Date: April 13, 2019

Time: 6 PM

Location: Åtvids gamla kyrka, Åtvidaberg, Sweden

Second performance of the whole choir cycle Vidkänning composed to poems by Henrika Ringbom. Composed for and performed by Akademiska Damkören Linnea and conductor Merete Ellegaard in their spring concert tour.

Vidkänning – World Premiere

Date: April 12, 2019

Time: 7 PM

Location: S:t Hans Kyrka, Linköping, Sweden

The world premiere of the whole choir cycle Vidkänning composed to poems by Henrika Ringbom. Composed for and performed by Akademiska Damkören Linnea and conductor Merete Ellegaard in their spring concert tour.

Minna – Tampere Premiere and Radio Broadcast

Date: March 24, 2019

Time: 3 PM

Location: Tampere Hall, Small Hall

My first Piano Quintet Minna – Pictures from the life of Minna Canth will be performed for the first time in my beloved under graduate city Tampere, by the amazing contemporary music ensemble TampereRaw. It will be radio broadcast by the Finnish Broadcasting Company (Yle). Welcome!

Children Opera: Djurens Planet

Date: March 16, 2019

Time: 12 PM

Location: The Finnish National Opera, Almi Hall

The new children opera Djurens planet, commissioned by the Finnish National Opera and composed by Cecilia Damström to the libretto by Monica Vikström-Jokela, will get it’s world premiere in March 2019.

Music: Cecilia Damström
Libretto and original story: Monica Vikström-Jokela
Director: Martina Roos
Costume design: Anna Kontek
Lights: Vesa Pohjolainen

Cast:
Joy, mezzo soprano: Elli Vallinoja / Katariina Heikkilä
Jack, soprano: Hedvig Paulig / Saara Kiiveri
Tin, Dragon, Businessman, baritone: Tiitus Ylipää / Riku Pelo
Keyboard/conductor: Martin Segerstråle
Electric guitar: Taavi Kiviranta
Children choir: Åshöjden’s Music Classes courses 3-6

Children Opera: Djurens Planet

Date: March 16, 2019

Time: 3 PM

Location: The Finnish National Opera, Almi Hall

The new children opera Djurens planet, commissioned by the Finnish National Opera and composed by Cecilia Damström to the libretto by Monica Vikström-Jokela, will get it’s world premiere in March 2019.

Music: Cecilia Damström
Libretto and original story: Monica Vikström-Jokela
Director: Martina Roos
Costume design: Anna Kontek
Lights: Vesa Pohjolainen

Cast:
Joy, mezzo soprano: Elli Vallinoja / Katariina Heikkilä
Jack, soprano: Hedvig Paulig / Saara Kiiveri
Tin, Dragon, Businessman, baritone: Tiitus Ylipää / Riku Pelo
Keyboard/conductor: Martin Segerstråle
Electric guitar: Taavi Kiviranta
Children choir: Åshöjden’s Music Classes courses 3-6

Children Opera: Djurens Planet – World Premiere

Date: March 15, 2019

Time: 6PM

Location: The Finnish National Opera, Almi Hall

The new children opera Djurens planet, commissioned by the Finnish National Opera and composed by Cecilia Damström to the libretto by Monica Vikström-Jokela, will get it’s world premiere in March 2019.

Music: Cecilia Damström
Libretto and original story: Monica Vikström-Jokela
Director: Martina Roos
Costume design: Anna Kontek
Lights: Vesa Pohjolainen

Cast:
Joy, mezzo soprano: Elli Vallinoja / Katariina Heikkilä
Jack, soprano: Hedvig Paulig / Saara Kiiveri
Tin, Dragon, Businessman, baritone: Tiitus Ylipää / Riku Pelo
Keyboard/conductor: Martin Segerstråle
Electric guitar: Taavi Kiviranta
Children choir: Åshöjden’s Music Classes courses 3-6

Hjärteblad – World Premiere

Date: March 8, 2019

Time: 7 PM

Location: Baptistkyrkan i Linköping

The world premiere of the movement Hjärteblad from the cycle Vidkänning composed to poems by Henrika Ringbom. Composed for and performed by Akademiska Damkören Linnea and conductor Merete Ellegaard in their concerts Ett stycke kvinnokamp.

Epitaph – World Premiere

Date: March 6, 2019

Time: 7 PM

Location: Tampere Hall, Small Hall

In memory of my former professor and friend Jouni Kaipainen I wrote a new piece Epitaph for solo piano, commissioned and premiered by Ville Hautakangas.