The festival will be held 29.7-1.8.2021 on the fells of Luosto and Pyhä, as well as in downtown Sodankylä

Preparations for the Sounds of Luosto! 2021 festival underway The four day classical music festival will offer a program covering over 900 years of music history. The program includes works from 27 composers. The festival features a blend of rarely heard works and famous classics. Among the composers featured are…

Music of 27 composers by well-established artists and up-and-coming talents

Attendees at the festival will have an opportunity to hear both well-established artists and up-and-coming talent from Finland, Italy, France, Sweden, and the United States. The main concert of the festival is the open-air concert at Ukko-Luosto. Lapland Chamber Orchestra will be conducted by cellist-conductor Tomas Djupsjöbacka, the Principal Guest…

Lapland Chamber Orchestra

Founded in 1972, Lapland Chamber Orchestra is the most northerly professional chamber orchestra in Finland and indeed in the entire EU. The orchestra has 18 full-time members and its Artistic Director is conductor John Storgårds. The first ever Principal Guest Conductor, for 2019-2021, is Tomas Djupsjöbacka.Based in Rovaniemi, the orchestra…

Tomas Djupsjöbacka, conductor

Tomas Djupsjöbacka has been appointed Principal conductor and artistic director of Vaasa City orchestra starting in 2021. He continues as Principal guest conductor of the Lapland Chamber Orchestra, a role created for him last year. Known as a versatile musician with strong roots in chamber music, Djupsjöbacka is the founding…

Saara Kurki, viola

Saara Kurki is a violinist from the city of Espoo, Finland. She began her musical journey as a violinist in the Western-Helsinki Music Institute, but at 14 she switched to the viola, spurred on by a string quartet she started with a group of friends.  In 2013, she began studies…

Tarmo Järvilehto, piano

Tarmo Järvilehto is a lecturer in piano performance at the Lahti Conservatory. He studied piano at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki as a student of Tapani Valsta.  In 1988 he was awarded at the Maj Lind piano competition, and then named “Young Artist of the Year” by the city of…

Vuokko Lahtinen, viola

Vuokko Lahtinen’s musicianship is defined by a love and trust for music’s humanity and ability to strengthen empathy. As an artist, it is important to her to fortify the position of music as the voice of society, as well as bring art to a position of essential need for a…

Helmi Malmgren, clarinet

Helmi Malmgren is a young and diverse clarinettist based in Helsinki. She is regularly performing in orchestras and festivals all around Finland. In addition, music has taken her to the Nordic countries, the USA, Canada, France, Spain and Romania. Chamber music and ensemble playing is closest to her heart and…

Martin Malmgren, piano e

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…