CHAMBER MUSIC and WARM, LIGHT NIGHTS 2013, 31st of July 7th of AUGUST
The coastline and the archipelago of Vaasa and Korsholm are among the most beautiful areas in the Nordic area. Since 1983 the Korsholm Music Festival has invited leading Nordic and international artists to perform during these wonderful summer weeks with music ranging from baroque compositions to classical chamber works and new music.
The festival, that is one of the most acknowledged chamber music festivals in Finland, brings its own mood to this coastal region as music resounds in concert halls, restaurants, museums and idyllic church buildings. Our famous "daylight" during the nights brings a special magic to the festival atmosphere!
In Year 2013 the Korsholm Music Festival will be arranged from 31.7. - 7.8. The top-performing artists consist of skilled finnish musicians together with foreign guests.
Henri Sigfridsson, piano, is the new artistic director for Korsholm Music Festival 2013 - 2015
Korsholm Music Festival is being arranged in 2013 from 31st of July to 7th of August 2013. Henri Sigfridsson has been chosen as the new artistic director by the board of Korsholm Music Festival for a three-year period. "I am impressed by the possibilities the concert venues are offering and my aim is a diverse chamber music program – known pieces within classical music mixed with other musical genres" The planning for year 2013 is already far ahead. The theme for this year is pictured as "The Waves of Change", with classical pieces from between the musical periods, baroque, classic, romatic and modern time being played. The following artists are participating in Korsholm Music Festival 2013: Vladimir Mendelssohn, Tina Brännkärr (viola), Erik Schumann and Boris Garlitsky (violin), Jaani Helander and Martti Rousi (cello), Teemu Kauppinen (double bass), Valeria Resjan, Antti Siirala, Jung-Eun Lee and Akiko Sigfridsson (piano), Cello Quartet Rastrelli and Artende String Quartet and Iiro Rantala String Trio. More artists confirmed are: Michel Faust (flute), Joris van den Hauwe (oboe), Thorsten Johanns (clarinet), Ville Hiilivirta (Frensh Horn) and the wonderful soprano Tatjana Timchenko.
Henri Sigfridsson, piano
The opening concert is traditionally in Korsholm Church, the 31st of July together with the prominent Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra, conductor Juha Kangas. Soloist in the concert is Peter Hörr, cello. The finishing concert takes place in Vaasa City Grand Hall 7th of August with Vaasa City Orchestra and conductor Dorian Wilson. Soloist in the concert is Henri Sigfridsson, piano.
"Composer in Residence" this year is the Finnish contemporary composer Uljas Pulkkis, who will compose a first performance for the Gala-concert in Vaasa City Hall 5.8.
Korsholm Music Festival wants to thank the press, the audience and all the wonderful musicians for a most successful 2012, now we look forward to inviting You this year 2013!