Thursday 14 November 2019 at 7 pm, Kuusankoski Hall
Friday 15 November 2019 at 7 pm, Kotka Concert Hall, Finland.
The excitement is growing as the dates for the finals of the IV International Uuno Klami Composition Competition draw near. The five works chosen from the vast number of entries will receive their world premiere at thrilling finals to be held at the Kuusankoski Hall at 7 pm on Thursday 14 November 2019 and at the Kotka Concert Hall at 7 pm on Friday 15 November 2019 in Finland.
Finalists are from Italy, France and Finland.
The competition received a record number of entries – 283 from 38 countries. The distinguished Jury consisting of Kalevi Aho, Magnus Lindberg, Erkki-Sven Tüür (Estonia) and conductor Olari Elts (Estonia) then selected five works for the finals: Mundus Imaginalis for piano and orchestra by Christopher Culpo (France), the Viola Concerto by Pertti Jalava (Finland), Klecksophonic Lieder by Andrea Portera (Italy), Portal (Marimba Concerto) by Tomi Räisänen (Finland) and Four Tales for Small Orchestra by Roberto Sansuini (Italy). The selected works will all be performed by the Kymi Sinfonietta conducted by Olari Elts with four top soloists at the two finals concerts in November.
For more information, please visit www.klamicompetition.fi.