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Elina Vähälä

Elina Vähälä

Violin

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. Currently she teaches at the Hochschule für Musik in Karlsruhe, Germany. Elina Vähälä plays a Giovanni Battista Guadagnini violin from 1780.


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Programme

9. Kuhmo Church 11.00

Fritz Kreisler (1875—1962):

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

Mon
16.7.

12. Kuhmo Church 18.15

Henry Purcell (1659—1695):

When I'm laid in Earth (1677-88)

Mon
16.7.

15. Kontio School 14.00

Ottorino Respighi (1879—1936):

La Boutique fantasque (The Fantastic Toy Shop), P. 120a (based on the Ballet P. 120 after Rossini) (1918; arr. Howard Carr)

Tue
17.7.

34. Kontio School 11.00

Franz Schubert (1797—1828):

Piano Quintet in A, D. 667 “Trout” (1819)

Sat
21.7.

38. Kuhmo Arts Centre 21.15

Carl Maria von Weber (1786—1826):

Clarinet Quintet in B flat, Op. 34 (1811-15)

Sat
21.7.

39. Kuhmo Arts Centre 11.00

J. S. Bach (1685—1750):

Musical Offering, BWV 1079 (1747)

Sun
22.7.

42. Kuhmo Arts Centre 18.30

Béla Bartók (1881—1945):

Piano Quintet in C, BB 33 (1903-4, rev. 1920)

Sun
22.7.

45. Kuhmo Arts Centre 14.00

Jean-Féry Rebel (1666—1747):

Le chaos from the symphony Les eléments

Mon
23.7.

46. Kontio School 16.00

Johann Strauss II (1825—1899):

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

Mon
23.7.

47. Kuhmo Arts Centre 18.15

Sergey Prokofiev (1891—1953):

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

Mon
23.7.