SOUNDS OF LUOSTO RETURNS 27-31.7.2022

The Sounds of Luosto festival, which opened to rave reviews and full concerts in 2021 after corona cancellations the previous year, returns in 2022 for a festival focused on Stories and Myths. Over 5 days, the festival will feature 16 performances in venues throughout beautiful central Finnish Lapland, including numerous…

The top three of the third section of the Sounds of Luosto photography competition selected

The third portion of the Sounds of Luosto festival photography competition (1.2-30.4.2022) has ended and the top three have been selected. This round received roughly thirty submissions, from which Rovaniemi-based photographer Irma Varrio selected three which stood out from the crowd while reflecting the light and sentiment of heart-winter and…

Aida Hadzajlic, viola

Aida Hadzajlic is a Helsinki-born Finnish-Croatian violist, who began her studies as a 7 year old at the East Helsinki Music School.In the year 2018, she began her studies at the Sibelius Academy of the University of the Arts as a student of Helge Valtonen. Since the fall of 2020,…

Eero Heinonen, piano

Eero Heinonen’s career was launched with the first prize in the National Maj Lind competition in 1966. He studied privately with Astrid Joutseno in Turku, with Tarmo Huovinen in the Turku Music Institute and with Dmitry Bashkirov in the Moscow State Conservatory. He was a finalist in the International Tchaikovsky…

Anna-Maria Huohvanainen, violin

Anna-Maria Huohvanainen began violin playing as a four-year-old in Belgrad, and is now working in Helsinki as an active solo and chamber music performer, focusing primarily on contemporary music. Huohvanainen graduated from the Mokranjac Music School in 2012, after which she completed a B-exam in violin at the Turku Arts…

Elias Nyman, violin

Photo Akvile Sileikaite Finnish violinist Elias Nyman has studied with Ilya Gringolts at Zürich University of the Arts, where he has completed a Master’s in Performance and a specialized soloist degree program. He has also studied at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki with Merit Palas and Antti Tikkanen, and at…

Lambis Pavlou, piano

Born in Nicosia, Cyprus in 1996 Lambis Pavlou had his first piano lessons at the age of four with Anna Forari and continued in the class of Pitsa Spiridaki in the Arte Music Academy. Pavlou has won prizes in national and international piano competitions such as “Evangellia Tziarri” in Cyprus,…