Kasmir Uusitupa

Kasmir Uusitupa was born in 1995 and began playing the violin when just three years old as a ‘practice pupil' (for a music teacher in training) at the Sibelius Academy. He still studies at the Academy, now under Professor Kaija Saarikettu. Last term he was an exchange student at the Paris Conservatoire where his teacher was Olivier Charlier, and he has attended masterclasses led by Hagai Shaham, Serguei Azizian, Aaron Rosand and Pavel Vernikov, among others. When he was younger, Uusitupa also played folk music at many Finnish festivals. He has appeared as soloist with several orchestras and also plays with the Borea Quartet. Kasmir Uusitupa has taken part in international violin competitions: the Louis Spohr, Carl Nielsen and Jean Sibelius. In spring 2015 he was a finalist in the Kuopio National Violin Competition and was selected to perform as soloist with the Sibelius Academy Symphony Orchestra. Uusitupa plays an 'Irish' Antonio Stradivari violin from 1702.

Uusitupa is in the Young Chamber Musicians programme.

Programme

Kaukametsä 14.00

Georg Friedrich Handel (1685—1759):

Water Music: Suite in G, HWV 350 (1717)

Sun
9.7.

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.

2. Kuhmo Church 11.00

Georg Friedrich Handel (1685—1759):

Water Music: Suite in G, HWV 350 (1717)

Mon
10.7.

2. Kuhmo Church 11.00

Georg Friedrich Handel (1685—1759):

Music for the Royal Fireworks, HWV 351 (1749)

Mon
10.7.

7. Kuhmo Church 11.00

Claude Debussy (1862—1918):

Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune (1891-94; arr. A. Schönberg)

Tue
11.7.

Salakamari 10.00

Zoltán Kodály (1882—1967):

Movements from Serenade, Op. 12 for two violins and viola (1919-20)

Fri
14.7.

24. Kuhmo Arts Centre 16.15

Edward Elgar (1857—1934):

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

Fri
14.7.

26. Kontio School 20.30

Joseph Haydn (1732—1809):

Ouverture from Il mondo della luna (1777)

Fri
14.7.

41. Kuhmo Arts Centre 11.00

Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683—1764):

Prologue and Orage from Platée (1745)

Tue
18.7.

45. Kontio School 21.15

Jaakko Kuusisto (1974):

Valo, Op. 23 for violin and piano (2009)

Tue
18.7.

63. Kontio School 15.15

Sergey Rachmaninoff (1873—1943):

Romance in A minor for violin and piano (1880) (age 7)

Sat
22.7.

Borea Quartet

5. Kontio School 18.15

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770—1827):

String Quartet No. 4 in C minor, Op. 18/4 (1799)

Mon
10.7.

8. Kontio School 14.15

Hugo Wolf (1860—1903):

Italian Serenade in G for string quartet (1887)

Tue
11.7.

18. Kontio School 14.15

Jean Sibelius (1865—1957):

String Quartet in D minor, Op. 56 "Voces intimae" (1909)

Thu
13.7.

19. Kontio School 16.15

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770—1827):

String Quartet No. 1 in F, Op. 18/1 (1798-1800)

Thu
13.7.

53. Kontio School 15.15

W.A. Mozart (1756—1791):

String Quintet in C, K. 515 (1787)

Thu
20.7.

56. Kuhmo Church 11.00

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770—1827):

String Quartet No. 16 in F, Op. 135 (1826)

Fri
21.7.