Michael Sturminger

Michael Sturminger

MICHAEL STURMINGER graduated as a stage director from the University of Music and Performing Arts in his native Vienna. He has directed operas, stage plays and films, working for instance at the Vienna State Opera, the opera houses in Cologne and Zurich and the Taiwan National Theatre. He wrote the libretto for Bernhard Lang’s opera … Lue lisää

Martin Haselböck

Martin Haselböck

Austrian director MARTIN HASELBÖCK grew up in a famous family of musicians. Having studied in Vienna and Paris, he attained international recognition as a concert organist, working with conductors such as Claudio Abbado, Lorin Maazel, Wolfgang Sawallisch and Riccardo Muti and premiering works by composers such as Friedrich Cerha, Ernst Krenek, Alfred Schnittke, Cristobal Halffter … Lue lisää

John Malkovich

John Malkovich

Born in Christopher, Illinois in the USA, actor, producer and director JOHN MALKOVICH is known for his performances in films such as In the Line of Fire, The Killing Fields, Of Mice and Men, Empire of the Sun and Burn after Reading, and particularly for playing himself in the surreal comedy Being John Malkovich. His … Lue lisää

Riitta-Liisa Ristiluoma

Vihdin Nummelasta kotoisin olevaa RIITTA-LIISA RISTILUOMAA eivät pienenä viululäksyt kiinnostaneet. Jotta soittoharrastus olisi kuitenkin säilynyt, annettiin yhdeksänvuotiaalle Riitta-Liisalle käsiinsä alttoviulu. Puuhastelu on jatkunut Sibelius-Akatemiassa Jouko Mansneruksen ja barokkialttoviulua opettavan Kreeta-Maria Kentalan opissa aina maisteriksi asti, sekä Kölnin musiikkikorkeakoulussa prof. Rainer Moogin luokalla. Vuonna 1989 Vihdin Viuluviikareista alkanut muusikon ura on vienyt Ristiluoman mm. HKO:n RSO:n … Lue lisää

Leif Ove Andsnes

Leif Ove Andsnes

LEIF OVE ANDSNES has been hailed as “a pianist of magisterial elegance, power and insight” (New York Times) and “one of the most gifted musicians of his generation” (Wall Street Journal). Born in Norway, Andsnes has a busy schedule performing as a concert soloist and in solo recitals alongside chamber music performances; he is also … Lue lisää

Lise Davidsen

Lise Davidsen

Norwegian soprano LISE DAVIDSEN began her world conquest by winning Plácido Domingo’s Operalia competition and the Queen Sonia Competition in 2015. She was widely acclaimed for her débuts at the Bayreuth, Aix-en-Provence and Glyndebourne festivals, at the Royal Opera House and Wigmore Hall in London and at the Bavarian and Vienna State Operas. In 2019, … Lue lisää

Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra

Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra

The Ostrobothnian Chamber Orhestra (OCO), founded by the Orchestra’s Honorary Conductor Juha Kangas in 1972, has been a professional orchestra since 1989. The homogeneous sound and dynamic impact of the Orchestra are a result of years of playing together. Since 2013, Sakari Oramo has served as the Artistic Director of the Orchestra. The new Artistic … Lue lisää

Aurora Marthens

Soprano AURORA MARTHENS (b.1992 in Espoo) won the first national Helsinki Lied competition with pianist Elias Miettinen in 2015 and the Timo Mustakallio competition in 2017. She also reached the semi-finals of the international Glyndebourne Opera Cup in 2018 and won 3rd prize in the Lappeenranta Singing Competition in 2019. In addition to appearances with … Lue lisää

Elisabeth Leonskaja

ELISABETH LEONSKAJA has been one of the great pianists of our time for decades. Born in Tbilisi in Georgia into a Russian family, she was a child prodigy and gave her first recital at the age of eleven. Hav-ing studied at the Moscow Conservatory, she won prizes in the distinguished Enescu, Marguerite Long and Queen … Lue lisää

Essi Höglund

Born in Kotka, violinist ESSI HÖGLUND (b. 1997) has performed as soloist with the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Helsinki Philharmonic and the Orchestra, Kammerphilharmonie Bad Nauheim, Royal de Chamber de Wallonie, as a chamber musician at several festivals (including being Young Artist of the Year at the Helsinki Chamber Music Festival in 2018) and … Lue lisää

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