CHAMBER MUSIC and WARM, LIGHT NIGHTS 30.7 - 6.8.2014



Opening in the Korsholm Church!

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 2014 the Korsholm Music Festival will be arranged from 30.7. - 6.8. The top-performing artists consist of skilled Finnish musicians together with foreign guests.


Henri Sigfridsson, professor and pianist, is the artistic director for Korsholm Music Festival 2013 - 2015


Korsholm Music Festival is being arranged in 2014 from 30st of July to 6th of August 2014. Henri Sigfridsson is Artistic Director 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 2014 is almost finished, only details left. The theme for this year is pictured as "From a Nordic Perspective". The following artists are participating in Korsholm Music Festival 2014: Akiko Sigfridsson, piano, Rastrelli Cello Quarte, Artende String Quartet, Weber Quartet from Sweden, Cecilia Zilliacus, violin, Christoffer Sundqvist, clarinet, Janne Thomsen, flute, Liv Migdal, violin, Etienne Boudreault, bassoon, Bothnia Rhythm Orchestra from Swedisch Westbothnia and Ostrobothnia among others.



Henri Sigfridsson, piano

In the opening concert in Korsholm Church, the 30st of July the prominent Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra performs with the conductor Sakari Oramo, soloist is soprano Anu Komsi. The closing concert the 6th of August takes place in Vaasa City Hall togehter with Vaasa and Seinäjoki City Orchestras. Conductor Anna-Maria Helsing, soloist Christoffer Sundqvist, clarinet.
"Composer in Residence" this year is the Finnish contemporary composer Sebastian Fagerlund whose commissioned work will be first performed he 4 th of August.

We look forward to welcome You again in the summer to our festival. The close collaboration with the European Capital of Culture, Umeå in Sweden, will give another Nordic Perspective as some of the concerts are in Umeå and another production comes from Umeå to the Archipelago of Korsholm.

ARTISTS OF YEAR 2014



Henri Sigfridsson, piano



Akiko Sigfridsson, piano

Violin



Liv Migdal, violin



Peter Hörr, cello

Flute



Janne Thomsen, flute



Anna-Maria Helsing, conductor

Clarinet



Christoffer Sundqvist, clarinet

Bassoon



Etienne Boudreault, bassoon



Risto-Matti Marin, piano



Cecilia Zilliacus, violin



Trio Zilliacus-Persson-Raitinen



Ulvens Döttrar



Gerd and Lars-Göran Ulander, vocal and alto saxophone



Duo Gelland, Martin and Cecilia Gelland, violins