Emil Holmström in Kallio





Emil Holmström has performed as a soloist, chamber musician, and ensemble keyboard player throughout Europe, the Americas, Japan, and Australia. He appears frequently at Finnish music festivals and concert series and has been a featured soloist with the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Lapland Chamber Orchestra, and the Lahti Symphony Orchestra. An ardent champion of new music, Holmström is a member Finnish groups defunensemble, the Uusinta Ensemble, and the Tristero Piano Trio, and plays as a regular guest with the Avanti! Chamber Orchestra. He has worked as a recording artist for Alba Records and the Finnish Broadcasting Company, and made numerous world premiere recordings. He runs the Ristiveto Collective, which specializes in performing late 19th-century music on period instruments.

News and

upcoming performances

Duo Maalismaa-Holmström's album


Beach & Strauss: Violin Sonatas


is released on June 3rd!

The concert series Bösendorfer 1882 starts again. You can listen to the concerts on this website or on the YouTube channel Bösendorfer1882

Duo Maalismaa-Holmström's recording of the Schumann violin sonatas received the Emma Award for Best Classical Album of 2019. You can listen to it on Spotify or purchase it from Alba Records.

The album Brahms: The Cello Sonatas with cellist Markus Hohti was released by Alba Records in February 2020.

The album Immediate Music 2 with Olavi Louhivuori and Joonas Ahonen was released by Svart Records in December 2019.

You can also follow Emil on Facebook

Highlights of 2020

Due to the pandemic several of Emil's perfarmances were streamed. This is a selection of them:

15.3. Duo Maalismaa-Holmström in The Kirpilä Art Collection

Anton Webern: Vier Stücke, Op. 7

Amy Beach: Violin Sonata, Op. 34

Listen here

5.4. Special edition of Klassinen Hietsu Concert Series

also featuring Eriikka Maalismaa, Petri Kumela, Mirka Viitala, Maija Väisänen


Beat Furrer: lied (1993)

Clara Schumann: Drei Romanzen, Op. 22

Listen here

15.4. Chamber Music with the FRSO in Helsinki Music Center

with Christoffer Sundqvist

Johannes Brahms:

The Clarinet Sonatas, Op. 120

Intermezzo, Op. 118/2

Romanze, Op. 118/5

Listen here

26.5. Muusikin teemailta: Ludwig van Beethoven 250 vuotta

Discussion on Beethoven with Lauri Suurpää and Lotta Emanuelsson


Listen here

12.6. Musik vid havet Festival, Låt oss presentera, Inkoo Church

 with Tiina Karakorpi, Jan Söderblom, Jan-Erik Gustafsson

Toru Takemitsu: Between Tides

Claude Debussy: La Mer

Listen here

2.7. Hauho Festival: Café Hahkiala

with Eriikka Maalismaa, Pisku Ristiluoma, Mikko Ivars, Teemu Kauppinen, Reeta Maalismaa and Jukka Harju


Clara Schumann: Drei Romanzen, Op. 22

Giovanni Bottesini: Elegie & Tarantella

Lili Boulanger: Nocturne

Robert Schumann: Adagio & Allegro, Op.70

Louise Farrenc: Quintet in E major, Op.31


Listen here

23.8. Helsingin Juhlaviikonloppu

with defunensemble


Philip Glass: Music in Fifths



Listen here

Check all concerts here

You can check out the release concert on this site!