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Heini Kärkkäinen

Heini Kärkkäinen

Piano

Heini Kärkkäinen studied piano at the Sibelius Academy under Liisa Pohjala and continued her studies with Ralf Gothóni and Jacques Rouvier, among others. She won the Ilmari Hannikainen Piano Competition in 1984 and two years later she came second in the Maj Lind Piano Competition. She has performed as soloist with numerous Finnish orchestras and has also played chamber music extensively in Europe and the United States. Kärkkäinen has made several prize-winning recordings. For example, her disc of music by Saint-Saëns was British BBC Music Magazine's disc of the month in March 2007, and Gramophone Magazine included it in its list of recommended recordings. Heini Kärkkäinen is also senior teacher of piano at Tampere University of Applied Sciences.

In 2017 she founded a new chamber music festival in Tampere. In autumn this year – 2018 – she was touring Denmark, the Baltic countries, Sweden and Finland in connection with the ‘North around the Baltic Sea' project.

During 2020-2021 season she played as soloist with Oulu Sinfonia, Turku Philharmonic Orchestra and Jyväskylä Sinfonia.


Artist's own website

Programme

43. Kuhmo Arts Centre 18.00

Robert Schumann (1810—1856):

Fantasy Pieces Op. 73 for clarinet and piano (1849)

Mon
18.7.

54. Kuhmo Arts Centre 18.15

Alexander Scriabin (1872—1915):

Piano Sonata No. 7, Op. 64 "White Mass" (1911-12)

Wed
20.7.

54. Kuhmo Arts Centre 18.15

Osvaldo Golijov (1960):

Levante for piano (2004)

Wed
20.7.

59. Kuhmo Arts Centre 18.15

John Cage (1912—1992):

Amores for prepared piano and percussion (1943)

Thu
21.7.

60. Kuhmo Arts Centre 21.15

George Crumb (1929):

Vox balaenae for amplified flute, cello and piano (1971)

Thu
21.7.

6. Kuhmo Arts Centre 11.00

Astor Piazzolla (1921—1992):

Three Minutes with Reality

Fri
22.7.

63. Kuhmo Arts Centre 18.00

Béla Bartók (1881—1945):

Sonata for two pianos and percussion, BB 115 (1937)

Fri
22.7.

68. Kuhmo Arts Centre 19.15

Alexander Scriabin (1872—1915):

Vers la flamme, Poème, Op. 72 for piano (1914)

Sat
23.7.

68. Kuhmo Arts Centre 19.15

Horacio Salgán (1916—2016):

A fuego lento

Sat
23.7.

68. Kuhmo Arts Centre 19.15

Marcelo Nisinman (1970):

From the New World (Finnish premier)

Sat
23.7.