The top three of the second section of the Sounds of Luosto photography competition

The second portion of the Sounds of Luosto photography competition, kaamos and early winter, has ended, and the top three have been selected! This round of the competition received 50 submissions, from which Rovaniemi based photographer Irma Varrio has selected her three favorite winter photos. “Early winter and kaamos inspired…

Performers

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, Italy, France, Sweden and USA. This year the festival will be visited by two orchestras, the Polytech Orchestra and the Helsinki Chamber Orchestra as…

Max Nyman, viola

Violist Max Nyman graduated from the Sibelius Academy in the Spring of 2020. His most important teachers have included violists Atte Kileläinen, William Coleman and Steven Dann, as well as violinist Jari Valo and chamber pianist Timo Koskinen. Having participated in the apprenticeship program of the Helsinki Philharmonic in 2016,…

Tiinaliisa Multamäki, orator

Tiinaliisa Multamäki, known by her artist’s name Louhistiina, is a Sodankylä based orator, director, and fine-arts entrepreneur. In addition to her performing work, she has written monologues, plays, and short movies, as well as directed plays, oratory performances, and short movies.  Multamäki aims to use her art to convey knowledge…

James S. Kahane, conductor

Described as a refined conductor with a genuine passion for music, James S. Kahane has been led to conduct first-rate orchestras such as the Finnish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, the Lucerne Festival Strings, and the Gstaad Festival Orchestra, and presently holds the position of Principal Conductor…

Kadri Joamets, conductor

Kadri Joamets, the Tartu-born conductor of the Seitakuoro choir, began her musical life as a pianist and accordion player. She began her choral conducting studies in 1988 as a student of the Heino Elleri Conservatory in Tartu. There she studied with well known Estonian choral conductor and pedagogue Alo Ritsing.…

Teuvo Taimioja, guitar

Teuvo Taimioja is multifaceted guitarist, who wants to explore musical surfaces and possibilities in different styles.  Taimioja has played concerts in events such as WhatEverWorks-festival, Oulu’s Guitar Festival, Joensuun kitarakevät, KitaraNova-festival and UNM-festival, the last of which the Finnish National Broadcasting Company recorded. He is founder and one of the…