Elina Vähälä

Violin

Elina Vähälä made her debut as a soloist with the Sinfonia Lahti when she was 12. Her win in the Young Concert Artists Competition paved the way for some very well received performances in the United States. She has played as soloist with such orchestras as the Minnesota Orchestra and the Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra, and has worked with Sakari Oramo, Jakub Hrůša, Thierry Fischer and Leif Segerstam. In 2008 she was invited to perform before an international audience at Nobel Peace Prize Award Ceremony in Oslo, when Finnish President Ahtisaari received his award. Recent highlights solo parts with various orchestras: the Helsinki Philharmonic led by Jukka-Pekka Saraste, the Detroit Symphony under Lenoard Slatkin, and the Nashville Symphony Orchestra with Giancarlo Guerrero. Vähälä has also toured the United States with the Festival Pablo Casals Prades Collective and gave her first performance with the Gävle Symphony Orchestra of Sweden under Alexander Liebrich. Elina Vähälä is a founder member of Viuluakatemia (a Violin Academy), which receives support from the Finnish Cultural Foundation. Currently she is professor at the Hochschule für Musik in Karlsruhe, Germany.


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Programme

38. Kuhmo Arts Centre 15.15

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770—1827):

Violin Sonata No. 5 in F, Op. 24 "Spring" (1800-01)

Mon
17.7.

39. Kuhmo Arts Centre 18.15

Robert Schumann (1810—1856):

The Prophet Bird, Op. 82/7 from Forest Scenes (1848-9, transcription for violin and piano by Leopold Auer)

Mon
17.7.

45. Kontio School 21.15

Sebastian Fagerlund (1972):

Transient Light for French horn, violin, cello and piano (2013)

Tue
18.7.

46. Kuhmo Church 11.00

Antonio Vivaldi (1678—1741):

Violin Concerto, Op. 8/1-4 "Four Seasons" (1725)

Wed
19.7.

50. Kuhmo Arts Centre 18.15

Johannes Brahms (1833—1897):

Trio in E flat, Op. 40 for violin, French horn and piano (1865)

Wed
19.7.

50. Kuhmo Arts Centre 18.15

Gabriel Fauré (1845—1924):

Requiem, Op. 48 (1887-1890)

Wed
19.7.

54. Kuhmo Arts Centre 18.15

Bohuslav Martinů (1890—1959):

Fantasy for Theremin, oboe, piano and string quartet (1944)

Thu
20.7.

57. Lentiira Church 14.15

Antonín Dvořák (1841—1904):

Cypresses, B 152 for string quartet (1929)

Fri
21.7.

57. Lentiira Church 14.15

Johann Strauss II (1825—1899):

Wo die Citronen blüh'n, Op. 364 (1874, arr. Vladimir Mendelssohn)

Fri
21.7.