Lauri Kankkunen

Born in 1990, Lauri Kankkunen started playing the cello when he was just five years old, continuing his studies at the Tampere Music Conservatory, where his teachers were Kaarle Husgafvel and Pauli Heikkinen. Presently he is studying at the Sibelius Academy under Professor Martti Rousi and in Oslo at the Norwegian Academy of Music as a pupil of Professor Truls Mørk. Kankkunen has taken part in masterclasses led by David Geringas, Gary Hoffman, Ivan Monighetti, Frans Helmerson and Menahem Pressler. He came third in the Turku Cello Competition in 2014 and entered for the International Paulo Cello Competition in 2013. Kankkunen has performed as soloist with the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Turku Philharmonic and the Lappeenranta City Orchestra and played chamber music at several festivals. He is principal cellist with the Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra. Kankkunen plays a Gand cello from 1854.

Kankkunen is in the Young Chamber Musicians programme.

Programme

9. Kuhmo Arts Centre 16.15

Arnold Schönberg (1874—1951):

Die Verklärte Nacht, Op. 4 for string sextet (1899)

Tue
11.7.

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.

21. Kuhmo Arts Centre 21.15

Franz Lehár (1870—1948):

Ballsirenen Walzes from The Merry Widow for salon orchestra

Thu
13.7.

24. Kuhmo Arts Centre 16.15

Gioacchino Rossini (1792—1868):

Serenata in E flat (1823)

Fri
14.7.

27. Kontio School 11.00

Felix Mendelssohn (1809—1847):

String Octet in E flat, Op. 20 (1825)

Sat
15.7.

34. Kontio School 17.15

Mikhail Glinka (1804—1857):

Divertimento brillante in A flat on Themes from Bellini's Opera "La Sonnambula" (1832)

Sun
16.7.

38. Kuhmo Arts Centre 15.15

Hanns Eisler (1898—1962):

Vierzehn Arten den Regen zu beschreiben, Op. 70 (from the Film Regen",1940)

Mon
17.7.

41. Kuhmo Arts Centre 11.00

Antonio Vivaldi (1678—1741):

Flute Concerto in F, RV 433 "La tempesta di mare" (1729)

Tue
18.7.

53. Kontio School 15.15

J.S. Bach (1685—1750):

Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G, BWV 1048 (1721, 2nd movement by Jukka Tiensuu)

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.