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Minna Pensola

Minna Pensola

Minna Pensola plays in the string quartet known as Meta4, and has appeared as soloist with almost all the Finnish orchestras. In 2008 Pensola founded the Klasariklubi in Helsinki, which combines the leisurely atmosphere of a bar with an opportunity to hear live classical music. She also established the PuKama chamber music association, a joint project between her and her husband, the violinist Antti Tikkanen, one intended to liven up the chamber music scene in the Finnish capital. Minna Pensola teaches violin at the Sibelius Academy and was Artistic Director of the Sysmän Suvisoitto festival from 2006 to 2012. She attended the Zurich Music Academy and the European Chamber Music Academy. Here main teachers have included Jerzy Blaszkiewicz, Leonid Mordkovich, Kaija Saarikettu, Ana Chumachenko, Josef Rissin and Hatto Beyrle. Her instrument is a Carlo Bergonzi violin from 1732 and her hobbies are being amazed by her two young daughters, keeping an eye on them and cleaning up after them.


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Programme

14. Tuupala Primary School 14.15

Aulis Sallinen (1935):

Canto, Op. 37 for solo violin (1975)

Wed
17.7.

14. Tuupala Primary School 14.15

Aulis Sallinen (1935):

Ritornello, Op. 36 for solo violin (1975)

Wed
17.7.

18. Kuhmo Arts Centre 20.30

Unto Mononen (1930—1968):

Satumaa (1949)

Wed
17.7.

19. Kuhmo Church 11.00

Johann Strauss II (1825—1899):

Polka Unter Donner und Blitz, Op. 324 (1868)

Thu
18.7.

Salakamari 10.00

Introduction in Finnish

Fri
19.7.

37. Tuupala Primary School 14.15

Aarre Merikanto (1893—1958):

String Sextet (1932) by Paavo Heininen

Sun
21.7.

59. Tuupala Primary School 16.00

François Couperin (1668—1733):

Le Parnasse ou L'apothéose de Corelli, sonata for two violins and basso continuo (1724)

Thu
25.7.

70. Kuhmo Arts Centre 21.15

Antonio Vivaldi (1678—1741):

Violin Concerto No. 1 in E, RV 269 ‘Spring’ (1723)

Sat
27.7.

70. Kuhmo Arts Centre 21.15

Antonio Vivaldi (1678—1741):

Violin Concerto No. 2 in G minor, RV 315 ‘Summer’ (1723)

Sat
27.7.

70. Kuhmo Arts Centre 21.15

Antonio Vivaldi (1678—1741):

Violin Concerto No. 3 in F, RV 293 ‘Autumn’ (1723)

Sat
27.7.

70. Kuhmo Arts Centre 21.15

Antonio Vivaldi (1678—1741):

Violin Concerto No. 4 in F minor, RV 297 ‘Winter’ (1723)

Sat
27.7.

Meta4

43. Tuupala Primary School 14.15

Toshio Hosokawa (1955):

Landscape IV for string quintet (commissioned by Kuhmo Chamber Music 1993)

Mon
22.7.

43. Tuupala Primary School 14.15

Magnus Lindberg (1958):

…de Tartuffe, je crois for string quartet and piano (commissioned by Kuhmo Chamber Music 1981)

Mon
22.7.

47. Kuhmo Arts Centre 11.00

Antonio Vivaldi (1678—1741):

Sinfonia Farnace, RV 711 (1727)

Tue
23.7.

47. Kuhmo Arts Centre 11.00

Vicente Martín y Soler (1754—1806):

Casanova's complaint, Overture from opera Il tutore burlato (1775)

Tue
23.7.

54. Tuupala Primary School 16.00

Einojuhani Rautavaara (1928—2016):

Die Liebenden (1959; arr. for vocalist and string quintet from the song cycle Die Liebenden by the composer; commissioned by Kuhmo Chamber Music 2001)

Wed
24.7.

55. Kuhmo Arts Centre 18.15

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770—1827):

String Quartet No. 16 in F, Op. 135 (1826)

Wed
24.7.

57. Kuhmo Church 11.00

Einojuhani Rautavaara (1928—2016):

String Quintet ‘Unknown Heavens’ (commissioned by Kuhmo Chamber Music 1997)

Thu
25.7.

58. Tuupala Primary School 14.00

George Crumb (1929):

Black Angels for string quartet (1970)

Thu
25.7.

62. Kuhmo Church 11.00

Joseph Haydn (1732—1809):

String Quartet in E flat, Op. 33/2 ‘Joke’ (1781)

Fri
26.7.

63. Tuupala Primary School 14.15

Karol Szymanowski (1882—1937):

String Quartet No. 2, Op. 56 (1927)

Fri
26.7.

64. Kuhmo Church 16.30

Dmitry Shostakovich (1906—1975):

String Quartet No. 8 in C minor, Op. 110 (1960)

Fri
26.7.