Martti Rousi

Winning the Turku Cello Competition and second prize in the International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow have resulted in Finnish-born Martti Rousi appearing as soloist with several Finnish and foreign orchestras. His studies began in Turku with Timo Hanhinen and Seppo Kimanen, and then he continued at the Sibelius Academy as a pupil of Arto Noras. From 1985 to 1986 he had a Fullbright scholarship to study under János Starker at Indiana University in the USA. He has also attended several masterclasses. In addition to pursuing a career as a soloist, Rousi also likes to play chamber music. Rousi has been Artistic Director of the Lemi-Lappeenranta Music Festival, the Turku Music Festival and Sibafest. He holds the post of Professor of Cello at the Sibelius Academy and continues to give masterclasses all over Europe.

Programme

Iisalmi Cultural Centre 14.00

Johannes Brahms (1833—1897):

Piano Quartet No. 1 in G minor, Op. 25 (1861)

Sun
9.7.

1. Kuhmo Arts Centre 19.45

Magnus Lindberg (1958):

Steamboat Bill Junior for clarinet and cello (1990)

Sun
9.7.

5. Kontio School 18.15

Johannes Brahms (1833—1897):

Piano Quartet No. 1 in G minor, Op. 25 (1861)

Mon
10.7.

6. Petola Visitor Centre 21.15

Jean Sibelius (1865—1957):

Theme and Variations in D minor for solo cello (1887)

Mon
10.7.

Salakamari 10.00

Introduction in Finnish

Thu
13.7.

19. Kontio School 16.15

Jacques Offenbach (1819—1880):

Les Larmes de Jacqueline, Op. 76/2 for cello and string orchestra (by 1839)

Thu
13.7.

21. Kuhmo Arts Centre 21.15

Franz Lehár (1870—1948):

Eva-Walzer (1911, arr. for salon orchestra by R. Etlinger)

Thu
13.7.

30. Kuhmo Arts Centre 20.15

Felix Mendelssohn (1809—1847):

Venetianisches Gondellied in G minor, Op. 19b/6 from Lieder ohne Worte (1833, arr. for cello and piano by F. Grützmacher)

Sat
15.7.

45. Kontio School 21.15

Kaija Saariaho (1952):

Oi kuu for bass clarinet and cello (1990)

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.