This year, some students have come from as far away as Australia

Most of the courses at this year’s Kuhmo Chamber Music got underway on Sunday 9th July, and teaching will continue until Friday 21st July. The summer school’s participants are mostly active young players and professional students. Most of the teachers are performing artists at this year’s festival too. The Kuhmo Music Courses provide both individual tuition and group classes.

Among the broad selection of international music courses on offer to students, Kuhmo’s summer school is a popular choice year upon year, and the school remains one of the top choices for professional students. With the advent of online applications, it is common for students to apply to several summer schools at once, and then to choose from among the best options. In comparison with other summer schools, Kuhmo’s summer school is popular because of its high-quality teaching, its reasonable prices, and the acclaimed festival itself. This year, Kuhmo welcomes students from as far afield as Australia, the United States, Hong Kong, Sweden and Austria.

Audiences will have the opportunity to follow the students at work in master classes open to the public, as well as in a selection of workshop and student concerts.

The student concerts at Kuhmo Chamber Music began on Wednesday 12th July. The full concert schedule is as follows:

12th July 12.30pm, Tuupala Primary School
13th July 12.30pm, Tuupala Primary School
14th July 11am, Pajakka Hall (Kuhmo Arts Centre)
14th July 1pm, Workshop Concert, Tuupala Primary School
19th July 12.30pm, Tuupala Primary School
20th July 12.30pm, Tuupala Primary School
21st July 11am, Pajakka Hall (Kuhmo Arts Centre)
21st July 1pm, Workshop Concert, Tuupala Primary School

The following master classes are open to the public:

Mi-kyung Lee, violin, 10th–21st July, Learning Centre, Main Building, Home Economics Room 2
Konstantin Bogino, piano, 13th–18th July, Piilola High School, Classroom 120
Olli Mustonen, piano, 18th and 20th July, Pajakka Hall (Kuhmo Arts Centre)

Programme details for the student concerts will be published on the Kuhmo Chamber Music website at as part of the general festival programme. Timetables for the master classes and other student concert programmes can be found on the bulletin boards at Kuhmo House and at the main ticket office.

After the final student concert, the Oleg Kagan Memorial Fund will award a stipend of 1000€ to one especially talented, outstanding young musician. The recipient of this stipend will be announced on 21st July at 11am after the closing student concert and will then be posted on the festival website.

Kuhmo Chamber Music’s music courses are supported with generous funding from the Ministry of education and culture and the City of Kuhmo.

For more information:

Elina Kettunen, course coordinator, tel. +358 44 586 1640
Junio Kimanen, artistic director of the courses, tel. +358 50 563 8404