Antti Tikkanen

Photo: Vilma Tikkanen

Antti Tikkanen

Antti Tikkanen is originally from Oulainen, Finland, though he later settled in Helsinki. He began playing the violin at the age of seven. He then went on to the Sibelius Academy, studying under Lajos Garam initially, and then Mi-kyung Lee. He also studied under Zinaida Gilels and Pavel Vernikov as well as learning baroque violin with Kreeta-Maria Kentala. At the ECMA (European Chamber Music Academy) his main teachers were Hatto Beyerle and Johannes Meissl.

As a member of the Meta4 Quartet, Tikkanen plays chamber music, but has also performed as a soloist with the principal Finnish orchestras. He organised the Kamari Soi! event in Oulu, and in his present city of residence he and his wife, violinist Minna Pensola, run a project known as the PuKama chamber music association in central Helsinki, which organises concerts throughout the year. Antti Tikkanen was Artistic Director of the Finnish Baroque Orchestra from 2014 until 2017.

He has available to him a Stradivari ’ex-Berglund’ owned by the Finnish Cultural Foundation.

In October 2021 Antti Tikkanen and his spouse Minna Pensola were chosen as the new artistic directors of Kuhmo Chamber Music.

Artist's/Ensemble's own website

Programme

Sun
14.7.

Isabella Leonarda (1620—1704):

Sonata No 12, Op. 16 for violin and basso continuo (1683)

Sun
14.7.

J. S. Bach (1685—1750):

First movement from Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G, BWV 1048 (1718)

Sun
14.7.

Anders Hillborg (1954):

Second movement for J. S. Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 'Very Tender' (2017)

Sun
14.7.

J. S. Bach (1685—1750):

Third movement from Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G, BWV 1048 (1718)

Sun
14.7.

Anders Hillborg (1954):

Bach Materia for violin and string orchestra (2017)

Sun
14.7.

Antonín Dvořák (1841—1904):

Serenade in E, Op. 22 for string orchestra (1875)

Mon
15.7.

The Heart of the Day – Minna Pensola and Antti Tikkanen talk about the summer's program and making of it (in Finnish).

Mon
15.7.

Hymn 263 – Vuorella Kristus kirkastui (Christ transfigured upon the mount Tabor) (audience and artists)

Mon
15.7.

Mikko Heiniö (1948):

Concerto for kantele, violin and string orchestra (2020–21)

Mon
15.7.

Philip Glass (1937):

Echorus for two violins and string orchestra (1994–95)

Mon
15.7.

Einojuhani Rautavaara (1928—2016):

The Fiddlers, Op. 1 suite for string orchestra (1972)

Mon
15.7.
Mon
15.7.
Tue
16.7.

W. A. Mozart (1756—1791):

String Quintet No. 3 in C, K. 515 (1787)

Tue
16.7.

Johannes Brahms (1833—1897):

Piano Quartet No. 1 in G minor, Op. 25 (1861)

Wed
17.7.

W. A. Mozart (1756—1791):

Piano Quartet No. 2 in E flat, K. 493 (1786)

Thu
18.7.
Sat
20.7.

Toivo Kärki (1915—1992):

Siks oon mä suruinen (1944, lyrics: Kerttu Mustonen)

Sat
20.7.

Rouzbeh Raffie (1981):

Karân for cello and live electronics (2021)

Sun
21.7.

Eero Hämeenniemi (1951):

Waiting for the Sunrise for two violins (2009)

Sun
21.7.

Simon Steen-Andersen (1976):

Study # 1 for string instruments (2007)

Mon
22.7.

Georg Philipp Telemann (1681—1767):

Concerto in G, TWV 40:201 for four violins (1720)

Mon
22.7.

Georg Philipp Telemann (1681—1767):

Concerto in D, TWV 40:202 for four violins (1720)

Mon
22.7.

Georg Philipp Telemann (1681—1767):

Concerto in C, TWV 40:203 for four violins (1720)

Mon
22.7.

Georg Philipp Telemann (1681—1767):

Concerto in A, TWV 40:204 for four violins (1720)

Wed
24.7.

The Heart of the Day – Lotta Wennäkoski talks about her commissioned piece and her work as a composer, interviewed by Minna Pensola and Antti Tikkanen (in Finnish).

Wed
24.7.

Lotta Wennäkoski (1970):

Sic for two violins (2024, commissioned by Kuhmo Chamber Music, premier)

Sat
27.7.

Claude Debussy (1862—1918):

Sonata in G minor for violin and piano (1916–17)

Sat
27.7.

Rödberg-trio

Fri
26.7.

Fanny Mendelssohn (1805—1847):

Piano Trio in D minor, Op. 11 (1846–47)

Fri
26.7.

Felix Mendelssohn (1809—1847):

Piano Trio No. 2 in C minor, Op. 66 (1845)