Performers 2023

The Sounds of Luosto festival will give its audience an opportunity to hear artists with long international careers as well as interesting new talents from Finland, England, Italy, France, Sweden and USA. This year the festival will be visited by the internationally acclaimed Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra.  Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra The Ostrobothnian…

Aku Sorenson, artistic director

Artistic director of the “Sounds of Luosto” festival, Aku Sorensen (born in Santa Clara, CA) has recently completed a master’s degree in conducting at the Sibelius Academy of the University of the Arts, under the tutelage of Sakari Oramo.  He has previously received tuition from such conductors as Jorma Panula,…

Eija Ahvo, actress

Eija Ahvo is an actress whose career began in the Helsinki City Theater in the year 1988. Singing became her second career when she became a freelancer in 1985. Her breakthrough to household recognition came in 1986, when she appeared on the TV program Soitinmenot. Ahvo can be seen and…

Livia Schweizer, flute

Italian-Swiss flutist Livia Schweizer is a flutist based in Helsinki. She started to study flute at the Conservatory Mascagni of Livorno in Mauro Rossi’s class. Attracted by the Nordic cultures and by the Finnish musical scene, in 2012 Livia took part in the Erasmus program at the OAMK in Oulu,…

Tuula Hällström, piano

Pianist Tuula Hällström fell in love with making music with others early. Chamber music entered her life early at the Western Helsinki Music Institute. This culminated in a win at the Juvenalia Chamber Music Competition alongside violinist Anna Malmivirta (o.s. Kahanpää) in 1995. Collaboration with singers began immediately when Hällström…

Olivia Moss, soprano

British soprano Olivia Moss is currently working towards her master’s degree in Vocal Arts at the Sibelius Academy, under the tutelage of Outi Kähkönen. Moss was awarded Second Prize in the Helsinki Lied Competition 2021, alongside her duo partner Kumi Shimozaki and she was a finalist in the Boosey &…

Anu Magga, Sami artist

Anu Magga is a Sami reindeer farmer, entrepreneur, and artist who holds traditional Sami joik and storytelling close to her heart. Magga has performed joik since her school days, and she sought to enhance her storytelling skills with a degree from the Lapland University as a Story Master.  In addition…

Martin Malmgren, piano

Pianist Martin Malmgren has made himself known as a versatile performer, equally at home on stage as a soloist, a chamber musician, and a lied pianist. With an unusually wide repertoire ranging from early baroque up until the music of our times, he takes delight in surprising his audiences by…

Juho Punkeri, tenor

Tenor Juho Punkeri has gathered his reputation with his powerful interpretations of both lied and baroque works. His multifaceted musical background and beautiful, lyrical vocal color has made him a desired and respected artist. He strives for sincere, authentic and nuanced artistry that draws from texts and poems. As soloist…