Elīna Garanča at the Opening of the Vilnius Festival – December 1 2017
Latvian mezzo-soprano Elīna Garanča joins the Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra under the baton on Karel Mark Chichon for a gala evening of arias by Piotr Tchaikovsky, Emīls Dārziņš, Camille Saint-Saëns, Giuseppe Verdi, Francesco Cilea, Gaetano Donizetti, Pietro Mascagni, Amilcare Ponchielli, and Neapolitan songs.
The Vilnius Festival is one of the most prestigious, solid and versatile classical music events in Lithuania and a major summer destination for music-lovers during the hottest tourist season. With primary interest in presenting classical music, performed by the established soloists, ensembles and symphony orchestras from all over the world, the Vilnius Festival also continues to promote contemporary Lithuanian music by commissioning new large-scale works, and offers a platform for jazz and musical theatre.
Music in the Cathedral: Ossi Tanner – Turku Music Festival – February 8, 2018
Bach – Debussy – Sibelius – Rachmaninoff
The annual Turku Music Festival is arranged for the 59th time from 10th to 22nd of August 2018 and the programme is filled with piano music. The Opening Concert of the Music in the Cathedral festival, produced by Turku Music Festival, is no exception. A young piano virtuoso and the Tampere Piano Competition winner Ossi Tanner performs Bach, Debussy, Sibelius and Rachmaninoff in the Turku Cathedral.
20-year-old Ossi Tanner has won both Tampere Piano Competition 2017 and Leevi Madetoja Piano Competition 2015. He has performed as a soloist for instance with the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra and the Oulu Symphony Orchestra. Tanner was chosen as an artist-in-residence for the Lahti Symphonic Orchestra’s season 2017/2018. This concert is a follow-up for the piano virtuoso series. Last summer we heard Anton Mejias who came in second for the Tampere Piano Competition.