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Christoffer Sundqvist

Christoffer Sundqvist

Christoffer Sundqvist (b. 1978) studied clarinet at the St Petersburg State Conservatory under Bernhard Nylund and gained his diploma at the Sibelius Academy under Anna-Maija Korsimaa. He continued his studies at the Music Academy of Basle under Professor Francois Benda. In 2002 he shared first prize in the Crusell Clarinet Competition. He has performed as soloist with nearly all the Finnish orchestras as well as the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, Norrköping Symphony Orchestra and Basle Symphony Orchestra. From 2013 to 2016 Sundqvist was Artistic Director of the Pietarsaari Sinfonietta. Together with Sebastian Fagerlund he founded the Pietarsaari RUSK chamber music festival in 2013. He has given first performances of clarinet concertos by Fagerlund, Olli Kortekangas, Erkki-Sven Tüür and Jukka Linkola. Since 2005 he has been principle clarinet with the Finnish Symphony Radio Orchestra. He teaches clarinet at the Sibelius Academy and regularly gives masterclasses.


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Programme

25. Tuupala Primary School 16.00

Kaija Saariaho (1952):

Duft for solo clarinet (2011)

Fri
19.7.

38. Tuupala Primary School 16.00

Igor Stravinsky (1882—1971):

Suite from l'Histoire du Soldat (1918-19; arr. for clarinet, violin and piano by the composer)

Sun
21.7.

46. Kuhmo Arts Centre 21.15

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770—1827):

Septet in E flat, Op. 20 (1799)

Mon
22.7.

51. Kuhmo Arts Centre 21.15

Alban Berg (1885—1935):

Four Pieces, Op. 5 for clarinet and piano (1919)

Tue
23.7.

Salakamari 10.00

Introduction in Finnish

Wed
24.7.

54. Tuupala Primary School 16.00

Pehr Henrik Nordgren (1944—2008):

Quartet, Op. 121 for clarinet, violin, cello and piano (commissioned by Kuhmo Chamber Music 2003)

Wed
24.7.

56. Kuhmo Arts Centre 21.15

Franz Schubert (1797—1828):

Octet in F, D. 803 for clarinet, bassoon, French horn and string quintet (1824)

Wed
24.7.

59. Tuupala Primary School 16.00

Thomas Adès (1971):

Les baricades mistérieuses for clarinet, bass clarinet, viola, cello and double bass (1994; arrangement of music by François Couperin)

Thu
25.7.

62. Kuhmo Church 11.00

W. A. Mozart (1756—1791):

Clarinet Quintet in B flat, K. Anh. 91 (1887)

Fri
26.7.

62. Kuhmo Church 11.00

Béla Bartók (1881—1945):

Contrasts, BB 116 for violin, clarinet and piano (1938)

Fri
26.7.

66. Kuhmo Arts Centre 19.00

Francis Poulenc (1899—1963):

Clarinet Sonata (1962)

Fri
26.7.

66. Kuhmo Arts Centre 19.00

Sergey Prokofiev (1891—1953):

Overture on Hebrew Themes in C minor, Op. 34 for clarinet and piano quintet (1919)

Fri
26.7.

68. Tuupala Primary School 15.15

Sergey Prokofiev (1891—1953):

Quintet in G minor, Op. 39 for oboe, clarinet, violin, viola and double bass ‘Trapeze’ (1924)

Sat
27.7.