Romer’s Gap nominated for The Teosto Prize

Olli Virtaperko’s concerto for amplified cello and orchestra, Romer’s Gap, has been selecteed as one of the six nominees for The Teosto Prize 2017. Lead by violinist Pekka Kuusisto, the jury described Romer’s Gap as such: ”A concerto pure and consistent in style, stretching the dynamics to their limits. The work flows naturally between heavy distortion and symphonic beauty. The composition by Virtaperko allows the amplified cello to growl like a large animal.”

Teosto Prize is awarded to one to four musical works or pieces, and the maximum prize is EUR 40,000. If the prize is awarded for a sole musical work or piece, the prize is EUR 25,000. The winner(s) will be announced on 20 April in Musiikkitalo, Helsinki, Finland.

Teosto Prize nominees 2017: Back row from left: Oranssi Pazuzu (3) and Oddarrang (3). Front row from left Olli Virtaperko, Edu Kettunen, Mikko Joensuu, and The Hearing (2). (Photo: Tiina Kokko)