Thomas Hampson

Turku Music Festival in August 2020 CANCELLED

The Turku Music Festival that was to be held from 6 to 16 August 2020 has been cancelled due to the direct and indirect impacts of the global coronavirus pandemic. The Finnish Government and the City of Turku have both ruled that major public events remain prohibited up until 31 July and that assemblies of … Lue lisää

Franco Fagioli

Turku Music Festival is pleased to announce two concerts in 2020

The Turku Music Festival is expanding its concert series beyond the summer season and is pleased to announce two concerts in 2020. Soprano Nadine Sierra appears with the Turku Philharmonic Orchestra, and countertenor Franco Fagioli returns to Turku with the Basel Chamber Orchestra and a Mozart programme. After the highly successful 60th Turku Music Festival, … Lue lisää

Benjamin Appl

Turku Music Festival 2019 anniversary year programme published in full

International stars as always, a generous selection of chamber music recitals and a new series of talks that will continue in the following years. Press bulletin, free for publication 25 Feb 2019                               Turku Music Festival Download press release pdf (fi-sv-en) TURKU MUSIC FESTIVAL 8–22 AUG 2019 The Turku Music Festival – the oldest consecutively running … Lue lisää

American soprano Nadine Sierra will perform in Finland

American soprano Nadine Sierra, 30, will give a recital at the Turku Concert Hall on 11 August. This performance continues the Music Festival’s remarkable track record of bringing in top-notch vocal talent. The recital programme will include opera arias and music by Leonard Bernstein from a recent Deutsche Grammophon release. Leonardo Chiodo, winner of the … Lue lisää

Lectures celebrating women

Celebrating its 60th edition, Turku Music Festival organises two musical lectures together with the Turku City Library in their Studio. The combining theme of these lectures is Celebrating women. Pianist Ari Helander (b. 1959) has selected two remarkable, yet marginalized artists as topics for his lectures: pianist Clara Schumann (1819–1896) and singer Lina Prokofiev (1897–1989). … Lue lisää

Soprano Dorothea Röschmann and tenor Ian Bostridge will open the 2019 Turku Music Festival with our new artistic director, Klaus Mäkelä, conducting the Turku Philharmonic Orchestra.

The Turku Music Festival, whose 2018 edition ends today, is Finland’s oldest continuously held music festival: next year’s festival is the 60th of its kind. The anniversary year will feature a substantial programme, and the run-up begins today with the publication of the details of its first concert. The opening concert of the Turku Music … Lue lisää

Klaus Mäkelä is the new artistic director of the Turku Music Festival

The Board of Directors of the Turku Music Festival Foundation has unanimously chosen conductor Klaus Mäkelä to be the new artistic director of the Turku Music Festival. He will be invited to plan the programme for the festival’s 60th anniversary in 2019. The current artistic director of the festival, Ville Matvejeff, is leaving after this … Lue lisää

One of world’s leading sopranos Kristīne Opolais performs at the Turku Music Festival 2018!

Turku Music Festival presents once again a leading soprano acknowledged all over the world. The Latvian soprano Kristīne Opolais performs at the Opening Concert Friday 10th of August at 7 PM with the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra and conductor Hannu Lintu. The evening consists of arias dear to Opolais and great classics combined with Finnish … Lue lisää

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