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…