I am very happy to be preparing the concerts with the wonderful Simone Kermes at the Paliesiaus Dvaras festival this weekend. http://www.paliesiusmanor.com/
Here a snippet of my Lili Marleen arrangement, hope you like it:
I’m extremely excited to announce, that the first single of Emily D’Angelo’s ”Enargeia” is out! I was widely involved with the project, both arranging/adapting some songs and conducting the orchestra. Working with Emily was just very inspiring, this is not your typical debut album of a young opera singer. Here the first teaser ”O frondens virga” (Hildegard of Bingen) as a very cool arrangement for solo cello and electronics by Missy Mazzoli:
More info with complete credits and thanks to come in October, when the album comes out. I am naturally biased, but it will be great!
Many congratulations Emily for the first single. And already many thanks to my partner in crime in this project, the great sound engineer and producer Jonas Niederstadt!
On Saturday, March the 20th, I have a joy to play a stream concert with the fantastic violinist Pekka Kuusisto. The concert is a part of the "Europe@Home", a series hosted and organized by the violinist Daniel Hope together with the ARTE tv channel. He has done an immense work, and the concerts actually take place in his living room in Berlin.
Tune in on Saturday at 7pmCET (20:00 in Finland)!
The first single of the upcoming album of the Finnish artist Yona out now! I wrote the orchestral arrangement, Tapiola Sinfonietta was conducted by Taavi Oramo.
Music: Yona & Mauri Syrjälä
Listen in Spotify
I am happy to announce that I will be playing a stream concert with the luminous soprano Simone Kermes on Sunday, the 13th of September! The program is a mixture of arias and art songs, also some arrangements and originals of mine are included. More info and tickets here: https://dreamstage.live/
The new album of the marvellous violinist Lisa Batiashvili was released yesterday. It is called “City Lights”, and it is a colourful collection of music that have a connection to places that are important for Lisa. For Helsinki we chose a Finnish folk tune, “Evening Song”, that I arranged for her and for the RSB Berlin. I am deeply moved by her soulful performance, you can listen to it here.
A new video out!!! I played a new tune of mine with great colleagues, check it out!
Preparing for the premiere of ”The Music Wizards” with maestro Veli Kujala, more info to follow! I keep working on the double bass sonata for Ander Perrino and me as well as working on arrangements for others. A new one will be heard on the Christmas tour of the great a cappella - group Club For Five. I have also organized more time for practicing the piano, which gives me a great pleasure!