Elisar Riddelin, violin

Conductor and composer Elisar Riddelin is currently pursuing a masters degree in conducting at The Royal College of Music in Stockholm with professor Tommy B. Andersson.  He has also studied conducting in Germany at Hochschule für Music Würzburg with Professor Ari Rasilainen and at Sibelius Academy in Helsinki with Professor…

Saara Särkimäki, cello

Cellist Saara Särkimäki began her studies at the Sibelius Academy in 2015 with Tuomas Lehto, before later moving to the class of Tuomas Ylinen. She spent the 2019-2020 academic year on an Erasmus-exchange in Berlin studying with Konstantin Heidrich.  As a chamber musician, Särkimäki has studied with, among others, Antti…

Performers 2021

The artistic director of the Sounds of Luosto –festival is a young Finnish-American conductor Aku Sorensen. Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, Aku now lives in Finland and has studied the violin and conducting at the Sibelius Academy. Active as both a conductor and a violinist, Aku has worked…