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Pianist Emil Holmström is an aesthete. Not in the sense of having an immutable style that has always remained intact, but rather, one that has consistently been the result of conscious choices, whether regarding his outfit, a detail of interior decoration at home, the planning of a concert program, or very concrete aesthetic considerations in a particular piano piece.

If Emil Holmström has allowed himself to be influenced, in the literary realm, by Finnish-Swedish modernists such as Henry Parland or Elmer Diktonius, the 1981 Nobel laureate Elias Canetti, or by masters such a Marcel Proust, his own repertoire choices reflect this diversity, as well: he is equally happy to play Beethoven as Brahms, or Berio as Boulez, and, where appropriate, Bach or Britten, or why not Britney (if the setting is right), or Beyoncé (as sampled by Bjarnason).

It’s quite a phenomenon that Emil Holmström can been seen in so many different settings and at so many festivals: that he can play at a renovated old shack by the beach during the day, and appear the same evening at the Helsinki Music Centre on stage with one of the city’s symphony orchestras.

“It’s easy for a musician to find oneself lost in a jungle of rules and customs, with no understanding of what they mean, where they come from, or why they still exist. Reflecting on these questions is the most important thing a musician can do, and the depth of this reflection is dependent on not taking anything for granted but continuously seeking new answers.”

 

Within different styles, different devices are used towards similar expressive goals, but the variety afforded by a wide-ranging repertoire forces one to reflect on them. This is why Emil Holmström finds the task of trying to figure out why a composer arrived at a particular solution endlessly fascinating.

 

Born in a row house in suburban Espoo, neighboring Helsinki, Holmström has described his upbringing as “buddenbrookian” (after Mann). It was one of stability, in a home that valued knowledge, education, the arts, and shared family meals, and from which the children began to find their way into various creative fields.

 

If one asks Holmstöm about his most important influences, he recalls the rigorous schooling he received from his teacher Erik T. Tawaststjerna, as well as the deep insights into new music he received from Professor Marie-François Bucquet in Paris. He also recalls taking part in a handful of competitions, both national and international, in which he always did fairly well. But most of all, Holmström says he has been shaped by playing with even more skilled colleagues who, with their presence and example, have showed him what a musician can accomplish on stage or how to read scores with insight.

 

Emil Holmström is by no means excessively picky when choosing projects, but the most important thing for him is that people or projects are artistically ambitious. Still, things can’t always be perfect. If a new commissioned piece doesn’t deliver, or if you play a less than successful concert, you can still comfort yourself with the knowledge that it’s always better to try something new than to stay on the beaten path.

 

“We need works in which musicians find their raison d'etre, a motivation to perform. This goes for both old and new repertory, but particularly the old; I presently find playing historical repertoire quite pointless if one doesn’t come at it from some interesting angle,” Holmström points out.

 

“With contemporary works, things are easier because new art has to be performed in order for it to exist at all. We can’t always tell in advance what will be valuable and what not. But unlike with historical repertoire, there is a broader imperative to create new art.”

 

In the future, Holmström hopes to further sharpen his public profile, not just as an interpreter, but also as a curator and artist who participates in public discourse. In particular, he hopes to offer alternatives to the mainstream institutional arts that dominate the market, and to deepen his work both as a pianist and composer.“

 

I don’t want to sound too negative, but the substance of concert music has been on a downward trajectory for years, thanks to orchestras that operate like factories, manneristic soloists, and semi-competent conductors. At the same time, we have lost touch with both composers and listeners. Smaller ensembles still have the ability to focus on the substance and to become intimate with their audience, but it should be our sacred duty to somehow counteract the dumbing down of our wider music life.“

 

I also believe it to be quite important for today’s musicians to try, on the grassroots level, to deepen the audience’s knowledge and intuition about classical music.”

Wilhelm Kvist

Concerts, past and upcoming

2019

10.12. Helsinki - Bösendorfer - 1880: Lieder by Clara and Robert Schumann

with Tuuli Lindeberg, soprano

Clara Schumann: Clara Schuman: Selection of Lieder from opp. 12 and 13

Robert Schumann: Fantasiestücke, Op.111

Robert Schumann: Frauenliebe und Leben, Op. 42

 

12.11. Helsinki - Bösendorfer - 1880: Gustav4 And The Scandinaivian Perspective

with Eriikka Maalismaa, Emma Nyman and Johannes Rostamo

Joachim Eggert (1779-1813): Piano Quartet, op. 3

Elfrida Andrée: Piano Quartet (1865)

Robert Schumann: Piano Quartet, op. 47

 

20.10. Lilli Maijala, Emil Holmström and Arpeggione, Klassinen Hietsu Concert Series, Hietsun Paviljonki, Helsinki at 15:00

with Lilli Maijala, viola

Magnus Lindberg: Acequia Madre

Rebecca Clarke: Viola Sonata

Franz Schubert: Arpeggione Sonata

 

 

16.10. FRSO-festival – Sound and Fury, Helsinki Music Center at 19:00

with amongst others Magnus Lindberg, Jouko Laivuori, Joonas Ahonen and Hannu Lintu

Magnus Lindberg: Related Rocks
Igor Stravinsky: Les Noces

 

1.10. Projektina Mozart 2, Rehearsal Hall Paavo, Helsinki Music Center at 19:00

Viitala & Holmström Piano Duo

W.A. Mozart: Andante and Variations in G major, K. 501

G. Crumb: Makrokosmos IV (Celestial Mechanics)

W.A. Mozart: Ein Orgelstück für eine Uhr, K. 608

W.A. Mozart: Sonata in F major, K. 497

 

 

24.9. Helsinki - Bösendorfer - 1880: Schubert The Virtuoso

with Niamh McKenna, Eriikka Maalismaa and Mirka Viitala

Franz Schubert: Introduction and Variations for piano and flute, D.802 “Trockne Blumen”

Franz Schubert: Fantasy in f minor for piano four hands, op. 103

Franz Schubert: Fantasy in C major for violin and piano, D.934

 

12.-13.9. Schumann & Schumann with Tapiola Sinfonietta

 

September 12th at Ca. 21:00 with Susanne Helasvuo and Janne Aalto

Clara Schumann: Trio, op. 17

 

September 13th Ca. 21:00 with Tuuli Lindeberg

Clara Schumann: Selection of Lieder from opp. 12 and 13

25.8. The Carnival of the Animals on Helsinki Festival, Sellosali, Espoo at 19:00

with Heljä Räty, Kari Kriikku, Pekka Kuusisto, Eriikka Maalismaa, Atte Kilpeläinen, Markus Hohti, Kati Salovaara, Heikki Parviainen, Mirka Viitala

Saint-Saëns: The Carnival of the Animals

10.8. Tristero Piano Trio on the Flow Festival

John Cage: Child of Tree

Matthias Kranebitter: Top10

Sami Klemola: Broken Variations

 

28.7. Crusell Festival, Uusi Kirkko, Uusikaupunki at 18:00

with Quintet 60°

Poulenc: Sextet for Piano and Wind Quintet

Schumann: Fantasiestücke, Op. 111

Gordon Jacob: Sextet for Piano and Wind Quintet

 

 

24.7. Villa Salmenrannan kesäkonsertit, Villa Salmenranta, Oulu at 19:00

with Mirka Viitala

Mozart: Ein Orgelstück für eine Uhr, K.608

Mozart: Sonata in F Major

Ravel: Ma Mére l'Oie

 

3.-5.7. Hauho Music Festival, Hahkiala, Hauho

 

June 3rd at 15:00 with Eriikka Maalismaa, Pisku Ristiluoma, Mikko Ivars

Ferdinand Ries: Piano Quartet

 

June 4th at 15:00 with Mirka Viitala

Mozart: Zwei Stücke für ein Orgelwerk in einer Uhr

Mozart: Sonata in F Major

 

June 5th at 15:00 with Iidamari Ahonen

Sibelius: 2 Humoresques

Ravel: Tzigane

Prokofiev: Violin Sonata No. 2

 

 

27.6. Opening Concert, The Summer Sounds festival of Avanti! Chamber Orchestra, Taidetehdas, Porvoo

with Baldur Brönnimann, Matias Häkkinen and Päivi Severeide

Frank Martin: Concert Champetre

 

 

6.-9.6 Hiljaisuus (Silence Festival), Kaukonen

with Eriikka Maalismaa, Mikko Perkola, Anni Elif, Jarmo Saari, Tuomas Norvio

David Lang: Death Speaks

Jouni Hirvelä: Macbeth Fragments

Schubert: Moments Musicaux

Anton Webern: Vier Stücke, Op. 7

Impro on the Frame Harp

 

 

29.5. Portrait Concert of Lauri Kilpiö, Temppeliaukion Kirkko, Helsinki at 19:00

with Tuuli Lindeberg, Jussi Lehtipuu, Mikko Raasakka, Markus Hohti, Antti Ohenoja and Taavi Oramo

Lauri Kilpiö: Mustan veden yli, Chamber Opera

 

 

19.5. Defunensemble on Festival, Es Baluard, Palma de Mallorca, Spain at 19:00

Stefan Prins: Piano Hero #1

Jan Martin Smördal: All Play

Brigitta Muntendorf: Piano Cover, Public Privacy #2

Music to the film Ritual In Transfiguration by Maya Deren

18.5. Swingers Club, Filter4, Basel, Switzerland at 20:30

with Tristero Piano Trio and Ensemble Lemniscate

Music by Tytti Arola, Ricardo Eizirik, Andreas Frank, Lukas Huber, Matthias Kranebitter, Ville Raasakka

 

16.5. Swingers Club, Vapaan Taiteen Tila, Helsinki at 20:00

with Tristero Piano Trio and Ensemble Lemniscate

Music by Tytti Arola, Ricardo Eizirik, Andreas Frank, Lukas Huber, Matthias Kranebitter, Ville Raasakka

 

8.5. Defunensemble on World Music Days, Kulttuurikatel, Tallinn at 17:00

Music by Hana Aijashvili, Perttu Haapanen, Andrew Lewis, Jan Martin Smördal, Arash Yashdani

 

 

3.5. Friday series of the FRSO, Helsinki Music Center at 19:00

with Joonas Ahonen, piano

Pablo Heras-Cassado, conductor

Zimmermann: Dialoge for two pianos and orchestra

 

Late Night Chamber Music with Joonas Ahonen

Schubert: Fantasy in F Minor

 

24.4. Voice and Cello - Portrait Concert of Paola Livorsi, Black Box, Helsinki Music Center at 19:00

with defunensemble

 

22.4. Recital with Eriikka Maalismaa, Pukkila Church at 15:00

Mozart: Violin Sonata in A major, K. 526

Schubert: Fantasy in C Major

Schumann: Violin Sonata No. 1, Op. 105

 

 

16.4. Projektina Mozart 1, Rehearsal Hall Paavo, Helsinki Music Center at 19:00

Viitala & Holmström Piano Duo

 

Mozart: Sonata in B flat Major, K. 358

Mozart: Sonata in D Major, K. 381

Kurtág: Pieces from Jatékók

Mozart: Ein Stück für ein Orgelwerk in einer Uhr, K. 594

Mozart: Sonata in C Major, K. 521

2.4. Projektina Mozart, Wäinö Aaltonen Museum, Turku at 19:00

Viitala & Holmström Piano Duo

 

Mozart: Sonata in B flat Major, K. 358

Mozart: Sonata in D Major, K. 381

Kurtág: Pieces from Jatékók

Mozart: Ein Stück für ein Orgelwerk in einer Uhr, K. 594

Mozart: Sonata in C Major, K. 521

 

 

31.3. Recital with Eriikka Maalismaa, Hannikaisen sali, Nurmes at 15:00

Mozart: Violin Sonata in A major, K. 526

Schubert: Fantasy in C Major

Schumann: Violin Sonata No. 1, Op. 105

 

 

12.2. Album release concert with Eriikka Maalismaa, Temppeliaukion kirkko (Rock Church), Helsinki at 19:00

featuring Lilli Maijala and Markus Hohti

Schumann: Violin Sonata No. 1, Op. 105

Schubert: Moments Musicaux Nos. 1-3, D. 780

Schumann: Piano Quartet, Op. 47

6.2. Nordiska violinsonater, Concert Series of Kammarmusikföreningen i Kalmar, Gröna salen, Kalmar Slott at 19:00

with Annemarie Åström

Stenhammar: Violin Sonata in A minor

Grieg: Violin Sonata No. 3 in C Minor

Carlson: Violin Sonata in E flat Minor

2.2. Defunensemble on the Musica nova Helsinki festival, G Livelab at 22:00

Rinne & Norvio: Ko(o)dit

 

29.1-30.1. on Kaustisen Kamarimusiikkiviikko

 

Riitti, January 29th at 19:00, Pelimannitalo

Finnissy: Folklore 2

 

Fantastinen Franz, January 30th at 19:00, Kansantaiteenkeskus

with Tristero Piano Trio and Hanna Pakkala

Schubert: Fantasy in C Major

Puumala: Franz (first performance)

Furrer: Lied

Palser:A Cry

Klemola: New Piano Trio (first performance)

Schumann: Piano Quartet, Op. 47

 

 

20.1. Autour de Mahler - Mahlerin ympäriltä in the Chamber Music Series of the FRSO, Rehearsal Hall Paavo, Helsinki Music Center at 15:00

with Giuseppe Gentile, Pasi Eerikäinen and Mikko Ivars

Franz Liszt (arr. Saint-Saëns): Orphée, Symphonic Poem
Alban Berg: Adagio from the Chamber Concerto
Ferruccio Busoni (arr. Holmström): Berceuse élégiaque
Alexander Zemlinsky: Clarinet Trio, op. 3

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15.-18.1. Taidetestaajat project with Tapiola Sinfonietta conducted by Eero Lehtimäki

Music by Ravel, Glass, Shostakovich and Lauri Supponen

 

 

13.1. Quintet 60°, Ravel and Poulenc, Klassinen Hietsu Concert Series, Hietsun Paviljonki, Helsinki at 15:00

with Quintet 60°

Poulenc: Sextet for Piano and Wind Quintet

Ravel: Adagio from the Piano Concerto in G (arr. Walter)

Gordon Jacob: Sextet for Piano and Wind Quintet

 

2018

 

15.12. Neljä ruokolajia, Chamber Music Series of the Turku Philharmonic Orchestra, Villa Marjaniemi, Turku at 15:00

with Takuya Takashima, Olli Leppäniemi and Etienne Boudreault

Francis Poulenc: Trio for oboe, bassoon and piano 
Ludwig van Beethoven: Trio, Op. 11 ”Gassenhauer” 
Florent Schmitt: À tour d'anches for oboe, clarinet, bassoon and piano, Op. 97

12.-13.12. Taidetestaajat project with Tapiola Sinfonietta conducted by Eero Lehtimäki

Featuring music by Ravel, Shostakovich and Lauri Supponen

 

16.-17.11. Lux Musicae Festival in Siuntio

with Tuuli Lindeberg, Jussi Lehtipuu, Mikko Raasakka, Markus Hohti, Antti Ohenoja and Taavi Oramo

 

Lauri Kilpiö: Mustan veden yli, Chamber Opera, first performance

Staged and directed by Raija Malka

 

8.-10.11. Nordic Music Days in Helsinki

 

With defunensemble on November 8th at 22:00, G Livelab

Asta Hyvärinen: Tone Hazard
Jan Martin Smørdal: All Play
Christian Winther Christensen: Four Hyper-Realistic Songs for Quintet

With Uusinta Ensemble on  November 10th at 18:00, Tiivistämö

Destremau, Tandberg, Hirvelä, Lundén

29.9. Tristero Piano Trio on Uuden Musiikin Lokakuu Festival, Tulindberg Hall, Oulu at 14:00

 

Makuasia

Kalle Hamm & Dzamil Kamanger: Critical Pizza Lists (2007)

Klaus Lang: The Intelligent Ladle (2009), Viululle ja pianolle

Tytti Arola: Rasva (2016), Viidelle mikroaaltouunille ja popcornille

Anssi Kasitonni: Saladdin Castique (2018),Videoteos

Enno Poppe: Trauben (2005) Pianotriolle

Vesa Valkama: Uusi teos (2018), Pianolle (Kantaesitys)

Niina Suominen: Good Stuff (2009), Videoteos

 

 

10.9. Mustien siipien suojassa in the Klang Concert Series, Camerata Hall, Helsinki Music Center at 19:30

Viitala & Holmström Piano Duo

Sami Klemola: Etydi2 for piano 4 hands, first performance

Enno Poppe: Rad for two keyboards

 

7.9. Defunensemble on the Musik 21 Niedersachsen Festival, Stadthalle, Gifhorn at 20:15

 

Christian Winther Christensen: Four Hyper-Realistic Songs for Quintet
Jarkko Hartikainen: (seepings)

Veli-Matti Puumala: Angular Objects in Liquid Time
Sami Klemola: Peak
Hikari Kiyama: Death Metal Rock with Head Bang

 

1.9. Recital with Eriikka Maalismaa on the Satasoitto Festival, Emil Cedercreutz Museum, Harjavalta at 17:00

 

Mozart: Sonata in A major, K.526
Debussy: Sonata

Schumann: Violin Sonata No. 1, Op. 105

 

 

21.8. Sebastian Hilli's Portrait Concert, Helsinki Music Center at 19:00

with Uusinta Ensemble

 

Hilli: Paraphrase I (2015)

Hilli: Paraphrase II - giant steps and eden acid (2016)

 

 

4.7.-6.7. Defunensemble on the Time of Music Festival, Viitasaari

 

Liquid Rooms, July 4th at 19:00, The Theatre

Brigitta Muntendorf: Public privacy #2 Piano Cover

Jarkko Hartikainen: (seepings)

Veli-Matti Puumala: Angular Objects in Liquid Time

 

Late Night Retromance, July 6th at 22:00, The Theatre

Jagoda Szmytka: GAMEBOY

Juhani Nuorvala: Boost

Jan Anderzén: Nuotiossa

Alexander Schubert: Star Me Kitten

Perttu Haapanen: Doll Garden

 

 

8.6. HiH! ja Klassinen Hietsu: C, sex and sun, Hietsun Paviljonki, Helsinki at 18:00

with the good people behind the Klassinen Hietsu and HiH! concert series

Featuring Music by Debussy, Dukas, Harbison, Terry Riley

13.5 Recital with clarinettist Harri Mäki, Klassinen Hietsu Concert Series, Hietsun Paviljonki, Helsinki at 15:00

 

Schumann: Drei Romanzen, Op. 94 and Fantasiestücke Op. 73

Brahms: Sonata in f minor, Op. 120/1

5.5. Paavo Heininen at 80: The Sonatas for Woodwinds and Piano, Organo Hall, Helsinki Music Center at 19:00

with Anni Haapaniemi and Hanna Kinnunen

Heininen: Oboe Sonata

Heininen: Piccolo Sonata

 

24.4.-27.4. BRAHMS: Sallinen, Hohti, Holmström, tour in Kuopio, Iisalmi and Nurmes

 

Johannes Brahms:

The two Cello Sonatas, Op. 38 and Op. 99

Clarinet Sonata in f minor, Op. 120/1

Clarinet Trio, Op. 114

 

14.4.-16.4. Chamber Music Festival of the FRSO, Rehearsal Hall Paavo, Helsinki Music Center

 

Klezmer at Sunrise, April 14th at 15:00

with Paula Sundqvist and Christoffer Sundqvist

Paul Schoenfield: Trio

 

Impressions and Revelations, April 14th at 19:00

with Christoffer Sundqvist, Hannu Vasara and Eeva Rysä

Messiaen: Quatour pour la fin du Temps

 

Ghostly Echoes, April 15th at 19:00

with Reeta Maalismaa and Mikko Ivars

Beethoven: Piano Trio, Op. 70/1 "Geister"

12.4. Defunensemble in Tampere Biennale, Tampereen Ylioppilasteatteri, Tampere at 19:00

 

Veli-Matti Puumala: New Work, first performance
Jan Anderzén: Nuotiossa (2016)
Hikari Kiyama: Death Metal Rock with Headbang (2014)

7.4. Garden of Invasive Alien Species, Vapaan taiteen tila, Helsinki at 19:00

​Tristero Piano Trio, Angel Molinos and Anders Pohjola

 

Vito Zuraj: Chrysanthemum (2015)

Minna Leinonen: Grey-headed woodpecker (2012)

Ville Raasakka: Everyday Etudes Nr.1: Garden (2015)

Kalle Hamm & Dzamil Kamanger: Garden of Invasive Alien Species (2016)

Juan de Dios Magdaleno: Strange Attractors (2014)

Tytti Arola: Forest (2016)

Veli-Matti Puumala: Caprifoglio (1998)

Jaana Kokko: The Forest is Young and Full of Life (2012)

 

 

1.4. Hilpeämpi pääsiäiskonsertti, Klassinen Hietsu Concert Series, Hietsun Paviljonki, Helsinki at 15:00

with Giuseppe Gentile, Petri Kumela and Eriikka Maalismaa

 

Mozart: Kegelstatt Trio K. 498

Moscheles-Giuliani: Grand duo concertant, Op. 20

14.3. M.A.Numminen yllättää: Rock&Runous, G Livelab, Helsinki at 19:00

M.A.Numminen and defunensemble

 

Music by M.A.Numminen and Sami Klemola

 

2.3. Brahmsin matkassa in Rauma hall, Rauma at 19:00

with Jan Söderblom and Markus Hohti

 

Johannes Brahms:

The two Cello Sonatas, Op. 38 and Op. 99

Piano trio No. 3, Op. 101

24.2.-26.2. The 5th Ristiveto Festival, Schumann & Brahms

 

Lapinlahden lähde, Saturday, February 24 at 19:00

Brahms: Trio No. 3, Op. 101

 

Sellosali, Sunday, February 25 at 15.00

Schumann: Piano Quintet, Violin Sonata No. 2

 

Artborg, Nikkilä, Monday, February 26 at 19.00

Brahms: Cello Sonata No. 1

Schumann: Violin Sonata No. 3, Fantasiestücke for Clarinet and Piano

19.2. Public Privacy, KLANG Concert Series, Camerata Hall, Helsinki Music Center

Uusinta Ensemble

 

Clara Iannotta: The people here go mad. They blame the wind. (2013)

 

 

8.2. Recital of Viitala & Holmström Piano Duo, Ackté-klubi, Kallio Church, Helsinki

Mozart: Sonata D major K. 381

 

György Kurtág: Pieces from Jatékók VIII and Bach arrangements

Kurtág: Flowers we are … (embracing sounds)

Kurtág: Hommage à J.S.B.

Bach-Kurtág: O Lamm Gottes, unschuldig

Kurtág: Klagegesang

Bach-Kurtág: Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit (BWV 106, Actus Tragicus)

Kurtág: Faltering (In memoriam Marianne Reismann)

Bach-Kurtag: Auf tiefer Not schrei´ich zu dir (BWV 687)

Kurtág: … tot ziens Jan … (In memoriam Jan Vlijmen)

Kurtág: In memoriam Sebök György

Bach-Kurtág: Allein Gott in der Höh´sei Ehr (BWV 711)

 

W.A.Mozart: Sonata C major K. 521

 

2017

 

 

1.-2.12. Defun4+5 Festival in WHS Teatteri Union, Helsinki

defunensemble

 

Music to films by Maya Deren, Lotte Reiniger and Stan Brakhage

Friday, December 1 at 19.00

 

Music by Stockhausen, Hikari Kiyama, Kurenniemi/Auvinen and Jarkko Hartikainen

Saturday, December 2 at 19.00

 

 

23.-26.11. Hong Kong tour with Helsyd Piano Trio

100 Years of Independent Music

Hong Kong New Music Ensemble and Helsyd Piano Trio

Thursday, November 23
Spring Workshop, Remex Center, Aberdeen
 

Musical Journeys of Clube Militar de Macau

Hong Kong New Music Ensemble and Helsyd Piano Trio
Friday, November 24
Clube Militar de Macau

Helsyd Piano Trio
Hong Kong Chamber Music Society
Saturday, November 25
Function Room, Ladies Recreation Club, Mid-level

Helsyd Piano Trio
HKUST “Music Alive!”
Sunday, November 26
Cheng Yu Tung Building, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Featuring music by Jean Sibelius, Ilari Kaila, Olli Mustonen, Igor Stravinsky, Maurice Ravel

19.11. Timo-Veikko Valve, Klassinen Hietsu Concert Series, Hietsun Paviljonki, Helsinki

Helsyd Piano Trio

Olli Mustonen: Cello Sonata

Ilari Kaila: Names of Snow

Maurice Ravel: Trio

15.11. Music by Philip Glass in Tenho Bar, Helsinki

with NYKY Ensemble

Music in Similar Motion

Rubrik

11.11. Mixed Tape on the Piano Espoo Festival, Louhisali, Tapiola

with Andy Russo

John Adams: Hallelujah Junction

Hans Tutschku: Shadow of Bells

3.-4.10. Tour in Galicia, Spain with defunensemble

featuring music by Enno Poppe, Perttu Haapanen, Sami Klemola

27.10. Late Night Chamber Music with FRSO, Helsinki Music Center

with Ilari Angervo

Shostakovich: Viola Sonata

Listen to the performance here

7.10. Music for Checkin E-mails, Vapaan Taiteen Tila, Helsinki

Tristero Piano Trio

Matthias Kranebitter / Sebastian Gräfe: Wassermusik suite nr 2 (2016)
Anton Bruckner: Abendklänge (1866)
​Wolfgang Mitterer: Music for Checking E-Mails / Hallo Mr Bruckner (2009)
​Matthias Kranebitter: Pitch Study No1 / contra violin (2016)
​Mirela Ivičević: FEAR. LESS. SONGS (2016)
​Wolfgang Mitterer: Music for Checking E-Mails / Back_Klav_03/_04/_08
​Matthias Kranebitter: TOP 10 (2012)
​Anton Bruckner: Abendklänge
​Wolfgang Mitterer: Music for Checking E-Mails / Background 10 

6.10. What is Finnish Music? on the chamber music festival of the Helsinki Philharmonics, Helsinki City Hall

featuring music by Sibelius, Walter Sallinen and Ann-Elise Hannikainen

23.9. Sounds from Nikkilä on Sipoon Äänet Festival, Artborg, Nikkilä

with Eriikka Maalismaa and Tuuli Lindeberg

Schumann: Violin Sonatas 1 and 3

Elmer Diktonius: Songs

17.9. Holmström - Maalismaa - Schumann, Klassinen Hietsu Concert Series, Hietsun Paviljonki, Helsinki

The last concert of the Complete Schumann Violin Sonatas set with Eriikka Maalismaa

W.A.Mozart: Sonatas for violin and piano K.301 G major and K.481 E flat major
Anton Webern: 4 Stücke, Op. 7
Robert Schumann: Sonata for violin and piano No. 3, WoO 2

16.9. BRAHMS: Hohti, Holmström & Söderblom on Hiljaisuuden rikkominen Festival and Ruukin Syksy Soi, Lukaali, Fiskars

with Jan Söderblom, Markus Hohti

Johannes Brahms:

The two Cello Sonatas, Op. 38 and Op. 99

Piano trio No. 3, Op. 101

4.9. Varatkaa aikaa riisuutumiselle in the KLANG concert series

with Pasi Eerikäinen and Mikko Ivars

Matthias Pintscher: Svelto

Lotta Wennäkoski: Päärme

11.8. Music by Philip Glass on the Flow festival, Helsinki

with the NYKY ensemble

Music in Similar Motion

Rubrik

Floe

7.7. Music by Sebastian Hilli on the Time of Music Festival, Viitasaari

Uusinta Ensemble

Sebastian Hilli: Paraphrase II - Giant Steps and Eden Acid

5.7. Hauho Music Festival, Hahkiala, Hauho

with Eriikka Maalismaa and Mikko Ivars

Mozart: Violin sonata K. 526 in A major

Schumann: Violin Sonata No. 1, Op. 105

Brahms: Cello Sonata No. 1, Op. 38

1.7. The Summer Sounds festival of Avanti! Chamber Orchestra, Porvoo

Conducted by John Storgårds

Steve Reich: Eight Lines

29.6. The Summer Sounds festival of Avanti! Chamber Orchestra, Porvoo

Conducted by Dima Slobodenniuk

Ville Raasakka: Hypermarket and Hypercommodity (2014-2015) for shopping items, solo piano and chamber orchestra

17.6. Chamber Music in Lohjansaari, Seuran Talo, Lohja

with Pisku Ristiluoma and Mikko Ivars

Erik Satie: Trois Gymnopédies

Johannes Brahms: Trio for Viola, Cello and Piano, Op. 114