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

Multikolor: full concert video

Video of Multikolor, a concerto for baritone saxophone and ensemble. Performed by Joonatan Rautiola (baritone saxophone soloist) and the TampereRaw ensemble under Tuomas Turriago. Recorded 30 October 2016 at Tampere Hall, Tampere, Finland.

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.