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“One of the most striking voices of his generation.”Mats Liljeroos

IN FOCUS: Romer’s Gap for amplified cello and orchestra (2016)

Only in Finland has the cello – that instrument we think of as mellow and elegiac – found itself a firm foothold in the world of rock music. Olli Virtaperko’s new concerto for amplified cello Romer’s Gap was written in 2015/16 for Perttu Kivilaakso, one of three cello-playing frontmen in the metal band Apocalyptica.

Two premieres: In nomine ‘Shivering’ & Meren päällä ohuempaa

Two ensemble works for early music instruments by Olli Virtaperko, In nomine ‘Shivering’ for viol consort a5 and Meren päällä ohuempaa (Thinner above the sea) for Renaissance recorder quartet will be premiered in May-June. In nomine ’Shivering’ (2015) continues Virtaperko’s […]

New press photos

Three new press photos by Maarit Kytöharju were shot at EMMA – Espoo Museum of Modern Art in the autumn 2015 during the exhibition NUBBEN / LARS–GUNNAR NORDSTRÖM. The composers describes his relationship with Nordström’s art as such: ”Lars-Gunnar Nordström […]