Splendid musicianship is the hallmark of this unique festival, with international artists performing in a wide range of concerts. Professional musicians, students and hobbyists are all welcome to enrol on our courses, and the opportunity to follow the preliminary and final rounds of an international soloist competition should not be missed. Lieksa is a small town in North Karelia close to the Eastern border of the European Union, with enchanting natural landscapes and a wealth of leisure time opportunities accompanying the festival. This is the largest art music event of any kind in the region, and also the largest brass music festival in the Nordic countries.
We shall celebrate our golden jubilee season in summer 2022 with numerous opportunities to hear Finnish and international organists, orchestras and choirs. The organ serves as an instrument of several musical genres over the festival week, which also incorporates films, opera, dance and various experimental art forms into the organ music programme.
The Old Town in Rauma provides unique concert venues for this August celebration. Our programme of chamber music is a refreshing combination of familiar classics and lesser-known gems reflecting an annually changing theme.
This unique celebration is dedicated to woodwind music, with a programme that will delight lovers of old and new music alike. In addition to chamber and orchestral concerts, there will also be jazz, folk and children’s music, together with master classes taken by leading professional musicians.
The most beautiful melodies of the mediaeval, renaissance and baroque periods interpreted by leading musicians! The mediaeval stone churches and leading cultural sites of Sastamala serve as charming concert venues. Our thematic five-festival programme for 2018 – 2025 transports audiences to a series of cities served by waterways that have linked them to the wider world and turned them into flourishing centres of culture. On the theme of Enchanting Bruges, this summer’s festival will feature music from the Franco-Flemish school. Come and experience the atmosphere and magic of Sastamala Gregoriana!