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Elina Vähälä

Elina Vähälä

Elina Vähälä is one of Finland's most international violinists. She began her musical studies at the Conservatory in Lahti, southern Finland, and was also a pupil at the Kuhmo Violin School receiving tuition from Zinaida Gilels, Ilya Grubert and Pavel Vernikov. At the Sibelius Academy her teacher was Tuomas Haapanen, and other important mentors include Ana Chumachenco and Peter Csaba. In the year in which she graduated, 1999, Vähälä won the Young Concert Artists Competition in New York. Recent career highlights include appearances with the Detroit, Milwaukee and Houston Symphony Orchestras, the Strasbourg Philharmonic, and the Helsinki Philharmonic and playing chamber music at numerous international festivals. This current season she has performed both of the violin concertos of Szymanowski with the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra and the violin concerto by Jaakko Kuusisto with the Minnesota Orchestra and the Singapore Symphony Orchestra. She was teaching at the Hochschule für Musik in Karlsruhe, Germany until 2019, when she became the violin professor at the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien. Elina Vähälä plays a Giovanni Battista Guadagnini violin from 1780.


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Programme

37. Kuhmo Arts Centre 15.00

Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840—1893):

Souvenir de Florence in D minor, Op. 70 (1890)

Tue
20.7.

39. Kuhmo Arts Centre 21.00

Carl Maria von Weber (1786—1826):

Overture from opera Freischütz, Op. 77 (1817-21; arr. for piano quintet by Julius Weiss)

Tue
20.7.

40. Kuhmo Church 11.00

Fritz Kreisler (1875—1962):

Preghiera (Prayer) for violin and piano (1940; transcription of Sergey Rachaminoff's piano concerto no. 2)

Wed
21.7.

41. Kuhmo Arts Centre 15.00

Franz Liszt (1811—1886):

Orphée, poème symphonique, S. 98 (arr. for piano trio by Camille Saint-Saëns)

Wed
21.7.

42. Kuhmo Arts Centre 18.00

Luigi Boccherini (1743—1805):

String Quintet in E, G. 282 (1772)

Wed
21.7.

45. Kuhmo Arts Centre 15.00

Felix Mendelssohn (1809—1847):

Meeresstille und glückliche Fahrt (Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage), Overture in D, Op. 27 (1828)

Thu
22.7.

45. Kuhmo Arts Centre 15.00

Johann Strauss II (1825—1899):

Wo die Citronen blüh'n, Op. 364 (1874; arr. for piano sextet)

Thu
22.7.