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Sibbe Live!: Patrik Kleemola & Key Ensemble

09.10.2024 19:00 – 20:00

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Patrik Kleemola, guitar
Key Ensemble conducted by Jutta Seppinen

Mikko Heiniö, Eero Hämeenniemi, Heitor Villa-Lobos

Patrik Kleemola (b.1981) is one of the most prominent Finnish guitarists to emerge in the recent years.  After winning the II Guitaristival “Takemitsu” International Guitar Competition in Finland 2004 and gaining prizes in other competitions such as Gargnano´s International Guitar Competition, his concert career has taken him to Buenos Aires, Rome, Milan, Athens, Turin, Tallinn, Helsinki and other cities in South America and Europe.

He has appeared as soloist on important music festivals such as Bergamo Festival Internazionale della Cultura (Italy), Turku Music Festival (Finland), Tallinn Guitar Festival (Estonia), Nuovi Spazi Musicali (Italy), 5 Ciclo di Musica Contemporanea (Argentina), Feria del Libro (Uruguay) and Lidköping Music Festival (Sweden).

Kleemola has performed guitar concertos by Rodrigo, Takemitsu, Giuliani and Maggio with Orquesta Sinfonica de la Juventud Venezuelana El Sistema, San Remo Symphony Orchestra, Turku Philharmonic Orchestra and Lecce Symphony Orchestra. Kleemola has performed chamber music with artists like Topi Lehtipuu, Se ensemble, Bobby Chen, Martin Fogel and Susanna Andersson.

Kleemola´s wide repertoire includes music from the early Italian 16th century to the newest comtemporary compositions written for him. Kleemola´s intense collaboration with composers has led to over 30 premieres of contemporary works for guitar. Composers like Mario Cesa, Ada Gentile, Markku Klami, Juha T. Koskinen, Francesco Maggio, Günay Mirzayeva, Kai Nieminen, Marcela Pavia, Mauro Porro, Biagio Putignano ja Andrea Talmelli have composed and dedicated their works to him.

Established in 2005, Key Ensemble is one of the few professional choirs in Finland. Hailing from Turku, the chamber choir has a central role in performing vocal music in its local region, but it has established itself as an important performer in the entire Finnish choral scene. Key Ensemble is well-known for its full and dynamic sound. The choir’s repertoire is a diverse and creative combination of everything from Renaissance pieces to modern vocal works. Depending on the program, the ensemble varies from small vocal groups to a full chamber choir.

Key Ensemble has recorded seven albums, many of them receiving international recognition and winning awards, such as the Contemporary A Cappella Recording Award (CARA) and Finland’s choral recording of the year. In the last few years, Key Ensemble has published an interesting and diverse collection of audiovisual recordings on its YouTube channel.

Jutta Seppinen started as Key Ensemble’s artistic director in August 2022. Over the years, the choir has worked with many guest conductors, including Saara Aittakumpu, Atso Almila, Justin Doyle, Heinz Holliger, Elisa Huovinen, Matti Hyökki, Pasi Hyökki, Hannu Lintu, George Parris, Krzysztof Penderecki, Leif Segerstam, Jan Söderblom, Kari Turunen, and Visa Yrjölä.

Key Ensemble

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