CV (English)

2016

Concert tour to Stockholm, Sweden and Chateauroux, France

2015

Concert  tours in Singapore and Paris, France. In Finland, concert tour to Varkaus and Kuopio. Performances In summer at Kaustinen Folk Festival and at Our Festival in Tuusula.

2014

Championship title at the World Choir Games in Riga, Latvia; 30th Anniversary concert at Helsinki Music Centre; concert tour in Malaysia and Singapore

2013

Championship title at the European Choir Games in Graz, Austria; “Philomela for the Philippines” charity concert at Savoy; Gustav Holst’s Planets together with Radio Symphony Orchestra; Opening concert of Helsinki Festivals together with icebreaker Urho.

2012

“Shapes of a Woman” theatre production at Kapsäkki.

2011

Concert tour to Kenya, Zambia and Zimbabwe; Concert tour to Hangzhou, China; International Women’s Day Charity Concert at Helsinki Music Centre together with UN Women.

2009

Guest performer at Taipei International Choir Festival. YLE’s representative and finalist at EBU’s “Let the Peoples Sing” Competition in Oslo, Norway. Holst’s Planets together with Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra. Finalist at “Suomen paras kuoro” TV competition. Choir of the Year (by Finnish Female Choir Association)

2008

Guest performer at Vaasa Choir Festival; Tour to Zambia (cultural exchange program funded by The Foreign Ministry)

2007

Nomination for Nordic Council’s Music Prize; Tour to Seattle and Vancouver (guest performer at Festival Vancouver).

2006

Two concert tours in Finland (Lapland and Hämeenlinna-Tampere); Mendelssohn’s Midsummer night’s Dream with Radio Symphony Orchestra and Ravel’s Daphnis&Chloe with Radio Symphony Orchestra and Polytech Choir; guest performance in Trondheim (Landsfestival for Kor); LuostoClassic Festival; Concert in Hyvinkää; KuoroEspoo Concert Series; Polyfollia Festival in France; Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony together with Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra and Polytech Choir

2005

Two concert tours in Finland; Tour 1: Lahti, Kouvola and Lappeenranta; Tour 2: Seinäjoki and Vaasa; Holst’s Planets and Debussy’s Trois Nocturnes with Helsinki Philharmonc Orchestra; Invited Choir at 7th World Symposium on Choral Music in Kyoto, Japan; Tour of Belgium; Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony together with Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra and Polytech Choir

2004

Release of Mieli CD; Tour of Ireland (invited choir at Cork Choral Festival); Tour of Germany; 20-Year Anniversary Concerts in Helsinki, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony together with Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra and Polytech Choir

2003

Tampere in Chorus: “Tuhannet tunnot neijen nuoren” Concert, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony together with Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra and Polytech Choir, Tour to Cuba

2002

Raising of the Wind music video; Unicef concert; tour of Japan; ISME conference in Bergen, Norway; Spanish Concert tour and Tolosa choir competition (Third prize in equal voices Polyphonic and Folkloristic categories)

2001

Three gold stamps and The Grand Prix at The Tampere Vocal Music Festival

2000

15-Year Anniversary Tour of Finland: Jyväskylä, Kaustinen, Porvoo; Cork choir competition in Ireland; The Choral Recording of the Year (The Time of Wolf).

1999

Brazil-Argentina tour and Madryn Canto ’99 Festival (Jan-Feb 1999); Two gold stamps at Tampere in Chorus festival; 15-Year Anniversary Concert; Choir of the Year (by Finnish Female Choir Association)

1998

The Sound of Music at Helsinki City Theatre (99 performances); Workshop and a recording session with Tamia Valmont in Paris, France

1997

Tour in Florida, USA

1996

First prize at Finnish Women’s Choir Association’s choir festival in Kokkola

1995

Two gold stamps at Tampere in Chorus festival

1994

First prizes in two categories (folksongs and adult choirs) at the international choir competition in Powell River, Canada; 10-Year Anniversary Concert, premiere of Luna by Olli Kortekangas.

1991

Amateur MusicAward by the Finnish Broadcasting Corporation (YLE)

1990

The Choir of the Year award by the Finnish Women’s Choir Association

1989

First prize at an international choir contest in Verona, Italy and Budapest, Hungary;

1987

Best women’s choir at the national music festival in Oulu

1986

International Choir Festival in Cantonigròs, Spain

1985

One golden stamp at Tampere in Chorus festival

1984

Philomela was born

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