A Summer Day in Kuusisaari

Taidemuseo Villa Gyllenbergin upea miljöö tarjoaa ainutlaatuisen estradin P. I. Tšaikovskin ensimmäiselle jousikvartetolle. Tšaikovskin 30-vuotiaana säveltämä valoisa ja vauhdikas kvartetto huipentaa vuoden 2020 ”etäfestivaalin”.

– Jaani Helander

Premiere: La 4.7.2020 klo 15:00

Lipunmyynti ja katseluoikeus avoinna: 2 weeks

Ticket price: 10,00  / device

At the moment you can buy only one ticket per concert

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P. Tchaikovksy: String Quartet No. 1 D major Op. 11

I Moderato E Simplice

II Andante Cantabile

III Scherzo. Allegro non tanto e con fuoco – Trio

IV Finale. Allegro giusto – Allegro vivace

Laura Vikman, violin

In addition to her orchestral career as leader of the FRSO’s second violins, Laura Vikman is a chamber musician, soloist and teacher. She studied at the Sibelius Academy, the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna and the Cologne University of Music, and before taking up her present post in the FRSO in 2013 spent ten years as the or-chestra’s co-principal.

Winner of the second prize in the national Kuopio Violin Competition, Laura Vikman was also awarded the corresponding prize in the Leipzig J. S. Bach Competition. In Florence, she was the winner of the same prize in the Vittorio 5Gui Chamber Music Competition with pianist Marianna Shirinyan.

Laura Vikman has led the Tempera Quartet since 2013. The quartet has appeared in Japan and across Europe and its discography includes the complete string quartets by Jean Sibelius, recorded for BIS. As a soloist, Laura Vikman has appeared with the Helsinki Philharmonic, the Kuopio Symphony and the St Michel Strings, the Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra, the Stockholm Philharmonic and the Belgian National Orchestra. She has also performed chamber music at many festivals both in Finland and abroad.

Kreeta-Julia Heikkilä, violin

Kreeta-Julia Heikkilä is known as an energetic, dynamic, and diverse violinist, who is frequently invited to perform internationally as a soloist, chamber musician, and concertmaster. Since 2017, she has performed as artistic director and violinist at the Helsinki Chamber Music Festival.

As a recognized concertmaster, she has served as the concertmaster of Vaasa City Orchestra (2012), the Danish National Chamber Orchestra (2013-) and the Oulu Symphony Orchestra (2015). She has had engagements as a concertmaster not only in several Nordic symphony orchestras, but in orchestras such as London BBC Symphony Orchestra, the iPalpiti Chamber Orchestra and Atlantic Music Festival Orchestra. In the past season, she has served in orchestras such as the Norwegian Opera Orchestra, Trondheim Symphony Orchestra, Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, and Turku Philharmonia.

Heikkilä appears annually as a soloist and chamber musician in many international festivals in Europe, USA, South Korea, and Russia. She has been a prize-winner at national and international violin and chamber music competitions, and a winner of numerous awards, including the prestigious Pro Musica and Nordea awards

Kreeta-Julia plays an Andrea Guarneri violin from 1680, kindly on loan from the Finnish Cultural Foundation.

Jakob Dingstad, viola

Norwegian viola player Jakob Dingstad was appointed as the principal viola in the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra in 2017. The same year, he performed Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante as the soloist of his orchestra. He has also worked as the section leader at the Australian Chamber Orchestra, at the Savonlinna Opera Festival, the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Lahti Symphony, and the Tapiola Sinfonietta.

Dingstad studied at the Barratt Due Institute of Music and the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo and completed his master’s degree with professor Lars Anders Tomter in 2017.

Dingstad is also an active chamber musician. As a member of Quartetto Testosterone, he has performed in places like New York’s Carnegie Hall, and he has taken part in sessions organised by the European Chamber Music Academy around Europe.

Jaani Helander, cello

Jaani Helander graduated from the Sibelius Academy in 2013 after studying with Martti Rousi and has been a member of the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra since then. Helander is currently studying under professor Natalia Gutman in the Scuola di Musica di Fiesole in Florence, Italy. He also teaches cello at the Sibelius Academy.

Helander was awarded second prize at the Turku Cello Competition in 2010 and 1st prize in the string instrument competition at the ISA Festival in Austria the same year. In Finland he has performed as a soloist with the Turku Philharmonic Orchestra, Joensuu City Orchestra and the Guard’s Band, among others, and in Austria with the Spirit of Europe -chamber orchestra.

As a chamber musician, Helander has performed at various festivals in Finland as well as at the iPalpiti festival in Los Angeles and at the Nafplion festival in Greece. He is also a member of piano trio TEOS with violinist Kreeta-Julia Heikkilä and pianist Jaan Ots. As a principal cellist Helander has performed with the Helsinki and Tampere Philharmonic Orchestras and with the international iPalpiti Orchestra on their tour in Israel.

Jaani Helander plays an Italian cello by Vincenzo Postiglione made in 1914, on loan from the foundation Finlandssvenska Instrumentfonden.