Andres Kaljuste

Estonian Andres Kaljuste was originally trained as a violinist. In his early twenties he developed an affection towards the viola and this relationship has flourished ever since. After studies in Sweden and Germany Andres went on to work in the UK with orchestras such as the Philharmonia and Royal Philharmonic Orchestra both as violinist and…

Emil Holmström

Emil Holmström performs as a soloist and chamber musician, in ensembles or at cross-genre events. He is regularly encountered at Finnish festivals and concert series, and he has performed as a soloist with Sinfonia Lahti, Lapland Chamber Orchestra, Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra and Tapiola Sinfonietta. He is the artistic partner of Lohja City Orchestra. At…

Paavali Jumppanen

In the brief span of recent seasons, the imaginative and versatile Finnish virtuoso Paavali Jumppanen has established himself as a dynamic musician of seemingly unlimited capability who has already cut a wide swath internationally as a solo recitalist, orchestral collaborator, recording artist, artistic director, and frequent performer of contemporary and avant-garde music. Mr. Jumppanen has performed extensively…

Daniel Saur

Daniel Saur is a founding member of the professional percussion ensemble Global Percussion Network (GPN). With GPN he has given performances, seminars, and master classes throughout Europe, North America, and Asia, including radio and television broadcasts in Sweden, USA, and Japan. GPN has performed at festivals all over the world, premiered countless pieces, played entire…

Tuuli Lindeberg

Soprano Tuuli Lindeberg is one of the leading performers of baroque and contemporary vocal music in Finland. She collaborates regularly with the best chamber orchestras and baroque music ensembles in her native country, appearing frequently as a soloist in oratorios, choral works and in concert recitals. She is a regular guest soloist of numerous Finnish…

Petteri Pitko

Harpsichordist Petteri Pitko is the artistic director of the Finnish Baroque Orchestra (FiBO) and he performs regularly with various ensembles in Finland and abroad. His versatile repertoire ranges from early Baroque to contemporary music. He is senior lecturer in early music at Novia University of Applied Sciences in Jakobstad. Petteri Pitko har performed as a…

Niamh McKenna

Niamh McKenna (b 1991) is a German-Irish flautist. She was appointed principal flute of the Turku Philharmonic Orchestra in 2014, since the autumn of 2019 she has been soloflautist of the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra. During 2013/14 she was academist of the Concertgebouw Orchestra. McKenna has studied with teachers such as Angela Firkins, Felix Renggli, Kersten…

Eneko Iriarte Velasco

Eneko Iriarte Velasco, born in Irun (Basque Country) 1987, is principal clarinetist of Vaasa City Orchestra, where he has been working since January 2018. Eneko Iriarte was mainly tutored by José Luis Estellés (Musikene, Spain) during his bachelor studies and later Hermann Stefánsson (Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra). Iriarte won an accessit prize in a chamber music…

Julius Pyrhönen

Julius Pyrhönen started listening to double bass music early in his childhood since his father was playing the instrument. Soon he wanted to learn to play himself. Pyrhönen studied the double bass at the Sibelius Academy and his most important ensemble was the Novjaro quintet, which specialised in the music of Astor Piazzolla. After finishing…

Anna-Maria Helsing

Anna-Maria Helsing has gained an outstanding reputation with leading Scandinavian orchestras and opera houses. In 2023 she was appointed Chief Conductor of the BBC Concert Orchestra in London, where she had been appointed Principal Guest Conductor since 2020. From 2010 to 2013 Helsing was the Chief Conductor of the Oulu Symphony Orchestra – the first-ever…