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Nov 20, 2015 - World premiere of afore will be given by Tuomas Niininen at the Concert hall of Academy of Music in Lodz, Poland on Nov 23

Nov 12, 2015 - Performances aura, Göreme Echoes and world premiere of ripples in Finland and Estonia on November 15 & 20 as a part of HELIjaKEEL concert series

Aug 29, 2015 - Performances in the autumn 2015: Danish premiere of REPEAT given by Alice Teyssier at Nordic Music Days 2015 in Copenhagen on Sep 26; selection of my works at HELIjaKEEL concert series in Tallinn, Estonia on Nov 20; new works for solo piano (to be announced)

Feb 8, 2015 - World premiere of aava will be given by Timo Korhonen at Musica nova Helsinki 2015 Festival on Feb 9; German premiere of REPEAT in Berlin, Germany on Feb 26; List of works, Performances and CV were updated

Oct 29, 2014 - Finnish premiere of the first movement of karu on Oct 31; world premiere of the whole work on Nov 6; both performances will be given by Timo Korhonen, Mikko Ikäheimo and Janne Malinen at Kantakaupungin kitarakonsertit Festival in Helsinki

Aug 9, 2014 - karu gets its world premiere at Taiwan International Guitar Festival 2014 on Aug 10. The premiere will be given by maestros Shin-ichi Fukuda, Timo Korhonen and Thomas Müller-Pering at Taipei National Concert Hall

Jul 15, 2014 - List of works, CV, Performances and Media pages were updated

Mar 30, 2013 - Gallery installation of REPEAT (End of the World) at Gallery Rajatila in Tampere from Apr 13 to Apr 30. Opening night on Apr 12

Mar 21, 2013 - Croatian premiere of Göreme at 27th Music Biennale Zagreb, performed by Petrit Çeku on April 7; premiere recording of night signal to be released on The Polytech Choir's new album during spring 2013; List of works and CV were updated

Sep 11, 2012 - List of works and CV were updated

Aug 3, 2012 - North American premiere of TWIRL at Atlantic Music Festival in Waterville, Maine, performed by Joe Shiner

May 6, 2012 - Clair sketches gets its world premiere by Lauri Sallinen, Henrik Sandås, Pasi Eerikäinen, Annemarie Åström, Jussi Tuhkanen and Markus Hohti at Helsinki Music Centre on May 8. Live internet broadcast of the performance on SibaTV; List of works, CV, Performances and Media pages were updated

Apr 18, 2012 - Cinque miniature became the first work by me to be released on a commercial album recording. PERCHITARRASOLA, an album by young top-of-the-line Finnish guitarist Patrik Kleemola is now released and on sale

Mar 23, 2012 - Performances of my music in April 2012: Chinese premiere of Cinque miniature in Hong Kong (Fabio de Oliveira, guitar), aura at KLANG Helsinki Concert Series at Helsinki Music Centre (Hanna Kinnunen, alto flute) and night signal at Tampere Biennale 2012 at Tampere Hall (The Polytech Choir, cond. Juha Kuivanen)

Feb 22, 2012 - List of works, Performances page and CV were updated

Feb 11, 2012 - List of works and Performances page were updated

Jan 23, 2012 - Performances page was updated

Dec 9, 2011 - TWIRL gets its Russian premiere by Oleg Tantsov of Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble in Moscow on Dec 9; Performances and Media pages, List of works and CV were updated

Oct 28, 2011 - Cinque miniature gets its first performances in Brazil by Fabio de Oliveira on Oct 26 & 28; REPEAT gets its world premiere in Turku on Nov 4; Performances and Media pages, CV and List of works were updated

Sep 16, 2011 - CV and Performances page were updated

Aug 27, 2011 - red moon gets its world premiere at Suså Festival '11 in Næstved, Denmark on Sep 4. The premiere will be performed by Uusinta String Quartet

Aug 14, 2011 - I'm discussing Finnish contemporary music scene on Finn-tasia chat event on New York City based radio station WQXR with Bard Music Festival's scholar-in-residence Daniel Grimley on Aug 15 at 4pm EDT (local NYC time) (11pm GMT+3, Finnish time)

Aug 12, 2011 - ...and there's always music in the air." gets performed at Turku Music Festival on Aug 16; Media page was updated

Aug 5, 2011 - Tulevaisuuden retki (Future Trek), a children's opera, gets its world premiere in Turku on Aug 6, as a part of Turku Music Festival and Turku 2011 European Capital of Culture; Performances page and List of works were updated

Mar 14, 2011 - Media page was updated

Mar 11, 2011 - ...and there's always music in the air." gets its world premiere on Ajassa 2011! Festival in Helsinki on Mar 15; Performances page was updated

Dec 22, 2010 - List of works was updated

Dec 18, 2010 - CV was updated

Dec 16, 2010 - Göreme will be performed at IX Festiwal Muzyki Nowej (Bytom, Poland), by Finnish guitarist Kimmo Rahunen on Dec 19

Dec 3, 2010 - Oi surkaa, a miniature for vocal ensemble, gets its world premiere by vocal ensemble of Helsinki Chamber Choir (cond. Eric-Olof Söderström) in Helsinki on Dec 5. List of works and Performances pages were updated

Oct 16, 2010 - Cinque miniature gets its Argentinean premiere, performed by Patrik Kleemola during Oct 15-20 in Rosario, Santa Fe and Buenos Aires

Sep 21, 2010 - FUME (Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra) gets its world premiere on Sep 24 at Ung Nordisk Musik: COLLISION! Festival in Helsinki, performed by Lauri Sallinen (clarinet) and Avanti! Orchestra (cond. Jani Telaranta)

Aug 25, 2010 - Performances, Media and Photos pages were updated

Aug 12, 2010 - CV and Performances page were updated

May 30, 2010 - List of works, CV and Media page were updated

Apr 16, 2010 - World premiere of night signal by Polytech Choir (cond. Juha Kuivanen) at the 5th International Leevi Madetoja Male Voice Choir Competition at Tapiola Church in Espoo on April 16; international premiere of eikä merta enää ole by Dufay Ensemble (cond. Wolfgang Fulda) in Würtzburg and Nürnberg, Germany on April 17 & 18

Jan 24, 2010 - TWIRL will be performed at SibaFest 2010 Festival in Helsinki on January 31; CV was updated

Oct 23, 2009 - trompetgeskal gets its international premiere at Compositori a confronto Festival in Reggio Emilia, Italy on November 13; also performances of Cinque miniature at I Musici Mojanesi Festival in Mogliano di Veneto, Italy on December 5 and at VIII Festiwal Muzyki Nowej in Bytom, Poland on December 6

Oct 14, 2009 - New photos (taken in October 2009 by Antti Viljanen) were added on the site

Sep 30, 2009 - Göreme gets its international premiere at Rebus Festival in Milan, Italy on October 8; also performances of Cinque miniature at Nuovi Spazi Musicali Festival in Rome, Italy on October 12 and the international premiere of In singleness... in Stockholm, Sweden on October 4

Sep 22, 2009 - Göreme, a new work for guitar and tape is completed. It will be premiered at Sibelius Academy Concert hall in Helsinki on September 26; CV was updated

Jun 23, 2009 - aura, a new work for alto flute and live electronics is completed. It will be premiered at Time of Music Festival in Viitasaari on July 11; CV was updated

May 12, 2009 - List of works was updated, new works in progress

Apr 28, 2009 - FUME is selected to the Jury's list of the recommended works in the 2nd International Uuno Klami Composition Competition

Apr 28, 2009 - List of works was updated, information on FUME was added; CV was updated

Mar 31, 2009 - List of works was updated, new works in progress

Mar 27, 2009 - night signal, a new work for male choir is completed

Mar 15, 2009 - List of works was updated

Jan 19, 2009 - List of works was updated with two new works

Dec 1, 2008 - A new work for soloist and orchestra is completed. Detailed infromation of the work will be added later

Jun 19, 2008 - TWIRL, a new work for solo clarinet is completed. It will be premiered at Time of Music Festival in Viitasaari on July 8

May 19, 2008 - L, a new work for chamber orchestra is completed. It will be premiered at XXIII Avanti! Summer Sounds Festival in Porvoo on June 27

Jan 29, 2008 - JÄÄ will be performed at SibaFest 2008 Festival in Helsinki today

Nov 24, 2007 - A new version of In singleness... for soprano and chamber orchestra will be premiered today at the Opening concert of 30th Anniversary Festival of Ears Open Society at Concert hall of Sibelius Academy in Helsinki. The performance will be aired on national Radio YLE 1 channel of the Finnish Broadcasting Company on November 29

Oct 22, 2007 - A new version of In singleness... for soprano and chamber orchestra will be premiered at the Opening concert of 30th Anniversary Festival of Ears Open Society at Concert hall of Sibelius Academy in Helsinki on November 24

Sep 11, 2007 - I have been granted a membership to Society of Finnish Composers

Aug 19, 2007 - Cinque miniature will be performed at Ung Nordisk Musik 2007 Festival in Reykjavík, Iceland on September 7, 2007

Aug 19, 2007 - Chorus Cathedralis Iuniorum gives a premiere of my new work for choir, eikä merta enää ole, in Turku Cathedral on September 15, 2007

Jun 11, 2007 - In singleness..., a new work for soprano and chamber orchestra is completed. It will be premiered at Avanti! XXII Summer Sounds festival in Porvoo on June 29

Apr 14, 2007 - Helsinki University Symphony Orchestra will premiere my orchestral work sight - energy - vague - ocean in Helsinki on April 19. Second performance in Turku on April 21

Feb 6, 2007 - Two of my works, JÄÄ and ...in the shadows... will be performed at the Musica Nova 2007 festival in Helsinki in March 2007

Dec 9, 2006 - JÄÄ, a new work for 2 guitars is completed. Also a revised version of the orchestra piece sight - energy - vague - ocean is completed. JÄÄ will be premiered in Helsinki on December 23

Nov 9, 2006 - Radio YLE 1, a national radio channel of the Finnish Broadcasting Company (YLE), will air my interview (with some excerpts of my music) on November 9 & 11, 2006. The interview is a part of the series of programs titled "Suomalaiset Sävelet Nyt" (Finnish Sounds Now) to celebrate YLE's 80th anniversary

Oct 8, 2006 - Cinque miniature will be performed by Italian guitar virtuoso Massimo Felici in his concerts in Turku, Tampere, Helsinki and Tallinn during October

Sep 23, 2006 - sight - energy - vague - ocean wins the shared 1st prize in the SävellYS 2006 Composing Competition. The work will be premiered in Helsinki in spring 2007

Jun 11, 2006 - Glow on tour in Turku region Archipelago during June 9-11

Apr 6, 2006 - Cinque miniature will be premiered in Italy on April 7

Feb 20, 2006 - Cinque miniature, a new work for guitar is completed. It will be premiered in Italy in April 2006. Finnish premiere in Turku on April 18

Jan 22, 2006 - trompetgeskal, fanfare for brass quintet is completed. It will be premiered in Turku on February 3

Nov 28, 2005 - New work for orchestra is completed

Nov 28, 2005 - New work for brass quintet is in progress. The work is a commission by Finnish Student Health Service, Turku for it's 50th anniversary on February 2006

Jul 20, 2005 - New work for guitar is in progress. The work is commissioned by guitarist Patrik Kleemola

Jun 29-30, 2005- Glow is being preformed at Kemiö Music Festival 2005

Apr 14, 2005 - New chamber work, Glow, is completed. It will be premiered at Kemiö Music Festival on June 29

Mar 31 - April 7, 2005 - Flow tours in Finland (Kuhmo, Oulu) and Slovakia (Bratislava, Piestany)

Jan 9, 2005 - New chamber work is in progress. The work is commissioned by the Kemiönsaari Music Guild and it will be premiered at Kemiö Music Festival 2005

Nov 21-23, 2004 - Flow tours in Finland (Tampere, Helsinki)

Aug 20, 2004 - Flow has won the national composition contest of the Finnish Polytechnic Chamber Orchestra. The orchestra, conducted by Atso Almila, will premiere the work in Tampere on November 21. Flow will also be preformed during the orchestra's tuors in Finland and Slovakia in 2004-2005



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Jan 29, 2017 - List of works was updated

Dec 15, 2016 - Göreme gets its second performance in Milan, Italy, by Patrik Kleemola. Concert is at the Museum "Spazio Tadini" on Dec 15

May 25, 2016 - World premiere of Värein for 4 percussionists, piano and string orchestra: students of the East Helsinki Music Institute, The Helsinki Strings, cond. Jukka Rantamäki at the Temple Rock Church in Helsinki on May 26

Apr 29, 2016 - Big opera project coming up! Together with Maria Kallionpää, I will be composing the first full-lenght puppet opera in Nordic countries. The premiere will take place in spring of 2018. Featuring yet-to-be-announced soloists, the opera will be performed by Pori Sinfonietta and Pori Opera Choir, conducted by Jan Söderblom. More information in the press release; CV was updated

Jan 9, 2016 - Country premiere (UK) of afore will be given by Bocheng Wang at European Pianorama 2016 at Constance Pilkington hall of Purcell School of Music, Bushey, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom on Jan 12; List of works and Performances were updated


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Aug 30, 2013 - Miessointien kirjo

Jul 10, 2013 - PK hallitsee nykysäveltäjien haasteet

Apr 5, 2013 - New works at European capitals

Apr 26, 2012 - Varaa valita parhaat

Apr 20, 2012 - Kleemola lisää repertuaaria

Dec 2, 2011 - Olli Virtaperko tours in Russia


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