Abel Puustinen

Abel Puustinen is a violinist resident in London. Despite his youth, he has given many concerts in Finland and abroad. He is a regular soloist as well as a devoted orchestral and chamber music player. He has performed as soloist with the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra and the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra. He has performed chamber music in Asia and different parts of Europe. At the Sibelius Academy, Puustinen's teachers in recent years have been Laura Vikman and Antti Tikkanen. In autumn 2016 he began his studies at London's Royal College of Music with Professor Jan Repko. Puustinen has also received tuition at the Violin Academy, which is sponsored by the Finnish Cultural Foundation, and in masterclasses given by Ilya Grubert, Mi-kyung Lee, Mihaela Martin, Hagai Shaham and Elina Vähälä, among others. Other important teachers along the way have been Lauri Untamala, Géza Szilvay, Paavo Pohjola and Marko Ylönen.

Puustinen is in the Young Chamber Musicians programme.

Programme

Kaukametsä 14.00

Georg Friedrich Handel (1685—1759):

Music for the Royal Fireworks, HWV 351 (1749)

Sun
9.7.

Kaukametsä 14.00

Gustav Mahler (1860—1911):

Suite for orchestra after J. S. Bach (1910)

Sun
9.7.

1. Kuhmo Arts Centre 19.45

Gustav Mahler (1860—1911):

Suite for orchestra after J. S. Bach (1910)

Sun
9.7.

1. Kuhmo Arts Centre 19.45

George Gershwin (1898—1937):

Lullaby for string quartet (1919-20)

Sun
9.7.

2. Kuhmo Church 11.00

Georg Friedrich Handel (1685—1759):

Music for the Royal Fireworks, HWV 351 (1749)

Mon
10.7.

16. Kuhmo Arts Centre 20.15

Giya Kancheli (1935):

Ex contrario for two violins, string orchestra, keyboard, electric bass and tape (2006)

Wed
12.7.

16. Kuhmo Arts Centre 20.15

Andrey Pushkarev (1974):

Utyosov Fantasy for two violins and string orchestra

Wed
12.7.

24. Kuhmo Arts Centre 16.15

Edward Elgar (1857—1934):

Serenade, Op. 20 for strings (1888-1892)

Fri
14.7.

30. Kuhmo Arts Centre 20.15

Antonio Vivaldi (1678—1741):

Overture from La Senna festeggiante, RV 693 (1726)

Sat
15.7.

44. Kuhmo Arts Centre 18.15

Luigi Boccherini (1743—1805):

Fandango from Guitar Quintet in D, G. 448 "Fandango" (1799)

Tue
18.7.

44. Kuhmo Arts Centre 18.15

Julian Milone (1958):

Fantasy on Bizet's Carmen for four violins and double bass

Tue
18.7.

52. Kuhmo Arts Centre 11.00

Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714—1787):

Dance of the Blessed Spirits from Orpheus and Eurydice

Thu
20.7.

53. Kontio School 15.15

Johann Michael Haydn (1737—1806):

String Quintet in C, P. 108

Thu
20.7.

55. Kuhmo Arts Centre 21.00

Enrico Chapela (1974):

Nanobots for bandoneon, piano, violin, cello and double bass (2010)

Thu
20.7.

60. Kuhmo Arts Centre 18.15

Stefan Heucke (1959):

Auch das Schöne muss sterben, Op. 15 for 23 solo instruments (1991)

Fri
21.7.