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Towards 2021


Korsholm Music Festival was held online this summer between 28.7.-5.8!

Artistic Director Cecilia Zilliacus thinks that a live concert in front of an audience still is the best way of communicating music. Streaming is good in addition to live concerts in the future and especially nice for those who can´t make it to a concert hall. Many musicians this year have missed the interaction with an audience from behind the cameras. Still Zilliacus is happy that Korsholm Musid Festival could be arranged under the circumstances and with such good quality of the concerts.  ”In general the festival has done well, this was planned, when we finally took the decision" says director Johnson. We have learned the secrets of streaming! The personal encounters between audience and musicians is a loss, though. That is what makes the excitement of the festival.     


Next year the festival is arranged 28.7 - 4.8 2021!
Part of the artists that was cancelled this year due to Covid-19, will come next summer. Progressive rock on classical instruments by ORBI- ensemble from the Netherlands and german Signum Quartet will participate. Jazz guitarist Mathias Sandberg from Vasa and the operadivas Pia-Karin Helsing and Christin Högnabbawill be there. The Musethica- organisation of young musicians will participate. As residence composer will be Swedish Mats Larsson Gothe. Another composer participating is the Finnish Sebastian Fagerlund. More information about programme and artists to come during the Autumn.  

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Live concerts & Live streams


This year, our festival is mostly virtual, but fortunateluy the Corona situation in Ostrobothnia and Finland is under control and we are able to invite a limited amount of audience to our concerts. The number of people allowed at the different concert sites varies from 20 seats to a couple of hundred. We still ask the audience to note that the concerts are filmed with a fairly large apparatus and several cameras and this can affect the visibility and make it difficult to concentrate on the music.


If you want to guarantee your seat at the concerts, please book at or by calling us on 040 833 2022. We have no tickets for the concerts, except for Laihia Church, where tickets cost 20 € and are for sale via Programmes are for sale at each concert for 10 €.


Note! Check out our info regarding Corona security at our concerts here.


We allow a limited amount of seats for the following concerts:

28.7. Evening Music - Appassionata
29.7. Opening Concert - Note! No more seats left!

30.7. Finnish violin music from the 20s
31.7 Young musicians & Back to the twenties! 

1.8. Beethoven & the twenties!

2.8. Young musicians

3.8. Total Chamber Music Mania!

4.8. The magic of cello

5.8. Closing Concert

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Safe to attend Korsholm Music Festival's concerts!


Korsholm Music Festival is opening up our concerts for a restricted limit of audience, thanks to the good Corona situation in Finland right now. 

We have taken extra measures to ensure that your concert visit is safe and secure.


Before the concert:
Our staff will greet our audience to ensure that we all keep a healthy distance from each other. We will have programmes for sale before the concerts, but we only accept card payments. Contact surfaces and door handles are dicinfected before and during the concert according to the authorities' instructions.


During the concert:
The requirements are to keep 1-2 meters distance in the audience, therefore the audience will sit on chairs placed at a good distance from each other. In the churches with several benches at intervals.


After the concert:
To avoid unnecessary queuing after the concert, our staff will instruct how the audience leaves the concert hall. 


When you come to Korsholm Music Festival's concert halls 2020:
- Stay at home if you feel sick, have short of breath or cough - our concerts will be livestreamed home to you on the couch!
- Remember the distance to the next person, 1.5 - 2 meters
- Groups in the same household may sit together
- Wait to be admitted to the hall, queue from a distance, do not rush!
- Remember hand hygiene, use hand disinfection - it is in place!
- If you want a mask, take one!
- If you cough, do it in a disposable handkerchief or in the armpit!


We have instructed the City Hall's cleaning staff to continuously disinfect contact surfaces such as handles, handrails, lift buttons and armrests before and after all concerts. Our entire staff has also committed to maintaining good hand hygiene according to the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare's instructions.


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