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The Paimio Sanatorium, considered a breakthrough in the career of Alvar and Aino Aalto, has opened its doors to the public once again. The Turku Music Festival is bringing music to Paimio Sanatorium and will be holding a wonderful concert on 12 August, featuring internationally acclaimed pianist Paavali Jumppanen.

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The Turku Music Festival is Finland’s oldest continuously running music festival. It has evolved into a diverse urban event with a wide range of excellent music.

The Turku Music Festival was founded by the Musical Society in Turku in 1960. It has evolved into a diverse urban event with a wide range of excellent music including grand orchestral concerts, chamber music, recitals, jazz, outdoor events and children’s concerts. The guest roster includes Finnish and foreign stars each year. The current artistic director is Klaus Mäkelä; his predecessors include Ville Matvejeff, Topi Lehtipuu, Olli Mustonen and Martti Rousi.



Matti Salminen is one of the most highly regarded bass singers of our time. At the moment, he is engaged at the Zurich Opera but also appears regularly at the world’s leading opera houses in Vienna, London, Paris, Berlin, Munich, New York, Los Angeles, Valencia, Barcelona and Milan, and also at the Finnish National Opera, where he made his stage début in the role of Filip II in Verdi’s Don Carlos in 1969 at the age of 26.

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Known for her unique voice and gripping performances, Erin released her first solo album Hunningolla in 2011, and it has since gone multiple platinum with more than 80,000 copies sold. This album contained the huge hits Vanha nainen hunningolla, Popeda, Vanha sydän and On elämä laina. Her second album Sä osaat! went double platinum and contained the hit single Ei taida tietää tyttö, which was named Song of the Year by the Finnish Music Publishers Association in 2014.

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