Olli Virtaperko / Composer
”Among younger composers Olli Virtaperko certainly ranks among the most striking.”
– Richard Whitehouse/Gramophone
Portrait of the composer
Portrait of the composer Olli Virtaperko.
The documentary film ”Composing out loud” by Raimo Uunila (2016).
XIV Turku Cello Competition – premiere of Sitka (for violoncello solo)
Olli Virtaperko’s new work for cello, Sitka, receives 12 premier performances by the semifinalists of the XIV Turku Cello Competition on August 29-30. Sitka is Virtaperko’s sixth work for solo cello and it was commissioned by the Musical Society of Turku for the XIV Turku Cello Competition 2022. Programmed at the semifinal stage, Sitka introduces…
Virtaperko in Tampere Biennale: Music for ”Old Europe” & Skärgården
The Guards Band (Kaartin soittokunta) will perform the new 2022 revision of Virtaperko’s wind orchestra work Music For ”Old Europe” in Tampere Biennale, 6 April 2022. The festival also features trio Superpluck playing Virtaperko’s virtuosic Skärgården. Olli Virtaperko’s Music for ”Old Europe” was commissioned by the Klagspuren Schwaz festival in 2003, and the arrangement for symphonic…