Portrait of the composer

Portrait of the composer Olli Virtaperko.
The documentary film ”Composing out loud” by Raimo Uunila (2016).

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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…

Autumn 2021: November Festival, Moiré and more

Olli Virtaperko’s autumn season 2021 highlights include the premiere of the new version of the natural horn concerto Moiré and Eija Kankaanranta performing Virtaperko’s kantele output in November Music festival. Composer himself remains busy with a solo cello commission for the Turku Cello Competition 2022. After a globally disastrous Covid-19 restriction-dominated concert season 2021-21 the…

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