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Sommar Sibelius

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Kaisa Kaartinen, piano
Rufus Långbacka, cello
Anna Smedjebacka, violin


Jean Sibelius

Piano Trio in D major “Korpo” (JS209, 1887)
II Fantasia

Kaisa Kaartinen began her piano studies at the age of seven studying under Mirva Pasma in Salo. Next year she will graduate as a music educator from the piano class of Eveliina Kytömäki, Turku University of Applied Sciences. The last autumn semester Kaisa was studying as an exchange student in the Royal Conservatoire of Brussels.

Rufus Långbacka began playing the cello in Musik- och Kulturskolan Sandels under Jonas Franzon. Later his teacher was Jukka Perksalo at the Turku Conservatory. Today he is studying the cello at Royal College of Music in Stockholm under Aleksei Kiseliov. In addition to studying the cello, Rufus is studying for a Master’s degree in economics at Åbo Akademi.

Anna Smedjebacka is a violinist from Helsinki, who began her studies in 2007 in Pakila Music Institute under Satu Lahdenperä. In the Spring 2024 Anna graduated a professional musician from Helsinki Conservatory. Between 2021 and 2024 Anna was taught by Tapio Tuovila and today she is taught by Tero Latvala. She has received extra education Master Courses held by, e.g., Petri Aarnio, Jari Valo and Timo Koskinen.

At the Sommar Sibelius -concert, Kaartinen, Långbacka and Smedjebacka will play Part II Fantasia from Piano Trio in D major “Korpo” by Jean Sibelius. As a young adult, Sibelius spent the summers 1886 and 1887 in Korppoo. “Korpo” trio was created during the summer 1887. Sibelius played the piece together with his sister Linda and brother Christian. The trio has influences from, among others, the piano trios of Beethoven.

Kaisa Kaartinen (left), Rufus Långbacka, Anna Smedjebacka

During the 2024 summer our museum once again comes to life on weekends with live music in the Sibelius Hall. With this, we wish to provide a possibility to experience our exhibitions a bit differently. Naturally, you may also have a seat in the concert hall and just enjoy the music.

Sommar Sibelius is a collaborative project between the Sibelius Museum and the Turku Arts Academy where music students perform music by Jean Sibelius during short pop-up concerts.

The Sommar Sibelius concerts are included in the admission price.

Sommar Sibelius 2024

6.–7.7. Anna Smedjebacka, violin; Rufus Långbacka, cello & Kaisa Kaartinen, piano
13.–14.7. Emilia Sohlberg, violin & Niilo Autio, piano
20.–21.7. No concert
27.–28.7. Viola Nyyssönen, vocals & Riika Heikkilä, piano
3.8. Saturday: Viola Nyyssönen, vocals & Riika Heikkilä, piano. 4.8. Sunday: Emilia Sohlberg, violin & Niilo Autio, piano
10.–11.8. Emilia Sohlberg, violin & Niilo Autio, piano
17.–18.8. Viola Nyyssönen, vocals & Riika Heikkilä, piano
24.–25.8. No concert