A week of top-class concerts with leading Finnish and international performing artists at several concert venues in unique and scenic surroundings. Our chamber music entertains audiences at churches, chapels, village halls and other interesting venues in the district. Our programme respects the classical tradition, while reserving a place for contemporary music and premiere performances. We also seek to transcend artistic boundaries, for example by combining music and text. Artistic Director Anna Aminoff was a founder of this festival in 2006.
The maritime ambience of Inkoo and its mediaeval church will breathe new life into familiar and less well-known works of chamber music. The highlights of this annual celebration are international guest stars, a concert for children, a concert at the Wallhalla Theatre in Barösund, and the Jazz in the Square free concert.
Master conductor Valeri Gergijev will once again bring the world-famous St. Petersburg Mariinski Theatre Orchestra and soloists to Mikkeli next summer. Initially organised as an intimate chamber music celebration in 1992, our festival has grown into one of the leading classical music events of the Finnish cultural summer.
Friends of chamber music and science will gather by a common campfire in the darkness of October-November. The main performance stage of Finland’s happiest village is the New Pavilion, which is renowned for its excellent acoustics. Our Artistic Director is the distinguished violinist-conductor Jan Söderblom.
A summer chamber music event that brings international artists and stars of the future to the stage alongside top Finnish musicians appearing as soloists and in ensembles of all sizes. The music reaches every corner of the town, providing memorable experiences for listeners of all ages. The home concert hall of this remarkable festival is the visually unique exhibition environment of the Finnish Glass Museum.