Antti Siirala

Antti Siirala, piano

Helsinki Sibelius-Akatemian konserttisali


Joseph Haydn: Andante and variations F minor Hob. XVII:6
Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonata D major Op. 10/3
Johannes Brahms: Four pieces for piano Op. 119
Robert Schumann: Concerto for piano without orchestra Op. 14 (1. version 1836)

Arto Noras, cello & Ossi Tanner, piano

Arto Noras, cello, Ossi Tanner, piano, Tami Pohjola, violin, Atte Kilpeläinen, viola

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Nadia Boulanger: Trois pièces, for cello and piano
Claude Debussy: Sonata for cello and piano D minor
Gabriel Fauré: Sonata for cello and piano No. 1 D minor op. 109

Camille Saint-Saëns: Piano quartet, op. 41

Belcea Quartet

Corina Belcea, violin, Axel Schacher, violin, Krzysztof Chorzelski, viola, Antoine Lederlin, cello.

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Turun Musiikkijuhlat Tuomiokirkko/Turku


Franz Schubert: String quartet Nr 10, E flat major, D 87
Guillaume Connesson:String quartet No 2 “Les instants retrouvés” (comm. Helsinki Seriös & al.)
Claude Debussy: String quartet, Op. 10, G minor

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Belcea Quartet

Chaos String Quartet

Chaos String Quartet
Susanne Schäffer, violin, Eszter Kruchió, violin, Sara Marzadori, viola, Bas Jongen, cello

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Joseph Haydn: String Quartet, Op. 77/2
György Ligeti: String Quartet No. 1 “Métamorphoses nocturnes”
Franz Schubert: String Quartet No 14, D 810 “Death and the Maiden”

Founded in 2019 on the principles of chaos in the arts, science, and philosophy, the Chaos String Quartet combines a highly refined ensemble culture and a fiery vitality with a passion for exploring experimental and improvisational approaches. With their affinity for embracing unpredictability and risk-taking, the ensemble’s members bring a unique dynamism and vibrancy to their playing featuring a whole universe of sounds.

As laureates of the most prestigious international competitions such as Bad Tölz (2023), ARD (2022), Bordeaux (2022), and Haydn (2023), the Chaos String Quartet is rapidly establishing itself on the international music scene. Additional successes include winning the 2nd Prize at the 2023 Heidelberg competition, the 2nd Prize and numerous Special Prizes at the 2021 Bartók World Competition, and the International Premio V. E. Rimbotti in Italy in 2020.

The Chaos String Quartet was invited to music festivals such as the Schwetzingen SWR Festival, the Schwarzwald Musikfestival, the Mozartfest Würzburg, Les Musicales de Normandie, the Davos Festival, the Ravenna Festival, the Festival del Quartetto Firenze, Lockenhaus, the Gent Festival van Vlaanderen, the Festival Academy Budapest, and the Heidelberger Streichquartettfest, among others. In 2023, the ensemble made its debut at the Musikverein in Vienna and the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg.

Duo del Valle

Víctor and Luis del Valle, piano

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Franz Schubert: Variations on an original theme in A flat major D. 813
Franz Schubert: Fantasy in F minor D. 940

John Corigliano: Chiaroscuro for two pianos

Maurice Ravel: Ma mère l’oye for two pianos
Maurice Ravel: La valse for two pianos

Elina Vähälä, violin & Barry Douglas, piano

Elina Vähälä, violin & Barry Douglas, piano

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Johannes Brahms:
Sonata for piano and violin No. 1 G Major, Op. 78
Sonata for piano and violin No. 2 A Major, Op. 100
Sonata for piano and violin No. 3 D minor, Op. 108

Elisabeth Leonskaja, piano

Elisabeth Leonskaja, piano

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Franz Schubert: Piano Sonata D Major, D850 “Gasteiner”
Franz Schubert: Piano Sonata B Major, D960

For decades now, Elisabeth Leonskaja has been among the most celebrated pianists of our time. In a world dominated by the media, Elisabeth Leonskaja has remained true to herself and to her music, and in doing so, is following in the footsteps of the great Russian musicians of the Soviet era, such as David Oistrakh, Sviatoslav Richter and Emil Gilels, who never wavered in their focus on the quintessence of music despite working in a very difficult political environment. Her almost legendary modesty still makes her somewhat media-shy today. Yet as soon as she walks out on the stage, audiences can sense the force behind the fact that music is and always has been her life’s work. Born in Tbilisi, Georgia, to a Russian family, she gave her first concerts as early as age 11. Her exceptional talent soon brought her to study at the Moscow Conservatory.

Elisabeth Leonskaja’s musical development was shaped or influenced to a decisive degree by her collaboration with Sviatoslav Richter. The master recognized her exceptional talent and fostered her development not only through teaching and musical advice, but also by inviting her to play numerous duets with him. A memorable musical event! The musical partnership and personal friendship between Sviatoslav Richter and Elisabeth Leonskaja endured until Richter’s death in the year 1997. In 1978 Elisabeth Leonskaja left the Soviet Union and made her new home in Vienna. Her sensational performance at the Salzburg Festival in 1979 marked the beginning of her steadily blossoming career as a concert pianist in the west.

In addition to her many solo engagements, chamber music remains an important part of her work. She has performed many times with string quartets, such as the Belcea, Borodin Artemis and Jerusalem quartets. She also had a longstanding musical friendship with the Alban Berg Quartet, and their piano quintet recordings are legendary.

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Johanna Wallroth, soprano & Malcolm Martineau, piano

Johanna Wallroth, soprano & Malcolm Martineau, piano

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Franz Schubert: Ganymed; Nähe des Geliebten; Bei dir allein; Dass sie hier gewesen; Die junge Nonne; Nacht und Träume; Die Sterne; Seligkeit; Die Rose; Die Forelle; Rastlose Liebe; Erlafsee;
Vedi quanto adoro ancora ingrato!

Claude Debussy: Quatre chansons de jeunesse; Pantomime;
Clair de lune; Pierrot; Apparition

Charles Ives: Memories; Two little flowers; The cage

Agathe Backer Grøndahl:
Barnets vårdag, Op. 42 No. 1 En kviddrende Lærke
Barnets vårdag, Op. 42 No. 4 Blomstersankning
Mor Synger, Op. 52 No. 4 Efter En Sommerfugl
Barnets vårdag, Op. 42 No. 7 Mod Kveld

Richard Strauss: Hat gesagt – bleibt’s nicht dabei Op. 36 No. 3; Wiegenlied Op. 41 No. 1

Gustav Mahler: Des Knaben Wunderhorn; Das irdische Leben; Das himmlische Leben

Swedish soprano Johanna Wallroth was thrust into the limelight when she took First Prize at the prestigious Mirjam Helin International Singing Competition in 2019. Wallroth subsequently joined the Opernstudio of Wiener Staatsoper for two seasons and was the recipient of the coveted Birgit Nilsson Scholarship in 2021. Initially training as a dancer at the Royal Swedish Ballet School, Wallroth subsequently focused her principal study on voice and went on to graduate from Vienna’s Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst (MDW). In 2013, Johanna Wallroth made her operatic debut as Barbarina (Le Nozze di Figaro) under Arnold Östman at Ulriksdal Palace Theatre, Stockholm. During her 2020/21 and 2021/22 seasons at Wiener Staatsoper, Johanna Wallroth appeared on stage in a variety of roles and was appointed the Classical Artist in Residence for the 2022/23 season by the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra.

Recognised at the highest international level as one of the UK’s leading accompanists, Malcolm Martineau has performed worldwide alongside the world’s greatest singers including Dame Janet Baker, Elīna Garanča, Thomas Hampson, Theodore Platt, Thomas Quasthoff, Sir Bryn Terfel, Sonya Yoncheva and many others. Malcolm Martineau is a Professor of piano accompaniment at the Royal Academy of Music and an Honorary Doctor and International Fellow of Accompaniment at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. He was made an OBE in the 2016 New Year’s Honours for his services to music and young singers.

Joonas Ahonen, piano & Pekka Kuusisto, violin

Joonas Ahonen, piano & Pekka Kuusisto Violin

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Hannah Kendall: Weroon Weroon (World Premiere)
Harrison Birtwistle: Oockooing Bird
Mehmet Ali Sanlikol: KÛN (World Premiere)
Sergei Prokofiev: Five Melodies
Clarice Assad: Symmetries (World Premiere)

Ellen Reid: Desiderium
Sergei Prokofiev: Sonata in f minor

Les Vents Français

Les Vents Français
Emmanuel Pahud (flute), François Leleux (oboe), Pascal Moraguès clarinet), Gilbert Audin (bassoon), Radovan Vlatkovic (horn)
Eric le Sage (piano)

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Giuseppe Verdi: Quintette Winds (transcription from String Quartet)
W.A. Mozart: Quintett Piano & Winds K452

Philippe Hersant: Osterlied for winds & piano
Ludwig Thuille: Sextet Op.6

Louise Alder, soprano, Theodore Platt, baritone & Keval Shah, piano

Louise Alder, soprano, Theodore Platt, baritone & Keval Shah, piano

Helsinki Sibelius-Akatemian konserttisali, Pohjoinen Rautatiekatu 9


Hugo Wolff: Italienisches Liederbuch

Orpheus Baroque

Elin Gabrielsson, violin
Emma Nyman, violin
Christopher Öhman, viola
Johannes Rostamo, cello
Jonas Nordberg, lute
Marcus Mohlin, harpsichord

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Johann Joseph Fux: Trio sonata A major K340
Georg Muffat: Sonata for violin and continuo D major
Georg Philipp Telemann: Les Nations TWV 55:B5

François Couperin: Le Parnasse ou L’apothéose de Corelli
Georg Philipp Telemann: Sonata for cello and continuo D major TWV 41:D6
Georg Muffat: Suite nr 2 G minor from Armonico Tributo

Since the formation of Orpheus Baroque in 2015 by Baroque-loving members of the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, the ensemble has also developed into an important meeting place for some of Sweden’s leading Baroque musicians. Orpheus Baroque plays on period instruments and since the Ensemble was founded, violinist Elin Gabrielsson has served as concertmaster and cellist Johannes Rostamo as artistic director.

Orpheus Baroque

Orsino Ensemble & Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, piano

Adam Walker, flute, Nicholas Daniel, oboe, Amy Harman, bassoon, Matthew Hunt, clarinet, Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, piano.

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Claude Debussy: Syrinx
Claude Debussy: Premiere Rhapsodie for Clarinet & Piano
Pierre Sancan: Sonatine for Flute & Piano
Francis Poulenc: Trio for Oboe, Bassoon & Piano
Albéric Magnard: Quintet for Piano, Flute, Oboe, Clarinet and bassoon in D minor, Op. 8

Orsino Ensemble

Jean-Efflam Bavouzet

Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, pianist


Trio Nicolas Altstaedt, Anna Prohaska ja Francesco Corti.

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Soprano Anna Prohaska, cellist Nicolas Altstaedt and harpsichordist Francesco Corti have prepared a programme that spans the centuries. Milestones and discoveries of Baroque music are countered by works of the 20th and 21st centuries, including works by Wolfgang Rihm and Jörg Widmann.

Sitkovetsky Trio

Alexander Sitkovetsky, violin, Wu Qian, piano ja Isang Enders, cello

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Sam Perkin: „Freakshow”
Maurice Ravel: Piano Trio in A minor
Ludwig van Beethoven: Allegretto, WoO39
Felix Mendelssohn: Piano Trio No. 2 in C minor, Op. 66 MWV Q 33

Timo-Veikko Valve, cello & Aura Go, piano

Timo-Veikko Valve, cello & Aura Go, piano

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L. v. Beethoven: Sonata for cello and piano No. 2 G minor, Op. 5/2
Sonata for cello and piano No. 3 A Major, Op. 69

Anton Webern: Sonata for cello and piano (1914)
Two pieces for cello and piano (1899)
Three small pieces, Op.11
L. v. Beethoven: Sonata for cello and piano No.5 D Major, Op. 102/2

Trio Gaspard

Trio Gaspard
Jonian Ilias Kadesha, violin, Vashti Hunter, cello, Nicholas Rimmer, piano

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Joseph Haydn: Piano Trio A Major, Hob. XV:9
Robert Schumann: Piano Trio No. 2 F Major, Op. 80

Joseph Haydn: Piano Trio E-flat minor Hob XV:31
Sally Beamish: Piano Trio (new piece)
Franz Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 9 ”Carnival in Pest”

Trio Gluzman, Moser, Korobeinikov

Vadim Gluzman, violin, Johannes Moser, violoncello, Andreï Korobeinikov, piano

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Shostakovich: Piano Trio No. 1, Op. 8
Schubert: Piano Trio No. 1, Op. 99 D 898
Pärt: Mozart-Adagio for Violin, Violoncello and Piano
Shostakovich: Piano Trio No. 2, Op. 67

VALO Quartet

Maria Włoszczowska & Tim Crawford, violin, Lilli Maijala, viola, Amy Norrington, cello

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Joseph Haydn: String quartet Op. 50/6 ”The Frog”
Karol Szymanowski: String quartet No. 1 C Major

Erich Korngold: String quartet No 2 E-flat Major

Yajie Zhang, mezzo-soprano & Hartmut Höll, piano

Yajie Zhang, mezzo-soprano & Hartmut Höll, piano

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Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen
– Wenn mein Schatz Hochzeit macht
– Ging heut’ morgen über’s Feld
– Ich hab’ ein glühend Messer in mein Brust
– Die zwei blauen Augen von meinem Schatz

– Nun will die Sonn’ so hell aufgeh’n
– Nun seh’ ich wohl, warum so dunkle Flammen
– Wenn dein Mütterlein tritt zur Tür herein
– Oft denk’ ich, sie sind nur ausgegangen
– In diesem Wetter

Das Lied von der Erde
– Nr. 6: Der Abschied

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Yajie Zhang, mezzo-soprano

Hartmut Höll, piano