Tammisaari Summer Concerts

1.–5.8.2018, Tammisaari



The artistic director of Tammisaari Summer Concerts, Conductor Jukka-Pekka Saraste, and the Finnish Chamber Orchestra welcome you to come and enjoy a series of very high-quality concerts at the Tammisaari church!

Program and tickets

Wednesday August 1 at 7pm
Tammisaari Church

Jonathan Roozeman, cello
Lauri Porra, electric bass
Finnish Chamber Orchestra's Youth Academy
Jukka-Pekka Saraste, conductor

Bach: Deconstructing J.S. Bach cello suites: rearranged suites for cello, electronics and electric bass

Schubert: Symphony No. 1, in D major, D 82

Tickets: 35 €

Thursday August 2 at 3pm
Tammisaari Church

Open doors!

Finnish Chamber Orchestra and the artistic Director of Ekenäs Summer Concerts conductor Jukka-Pekka Saraste present this year's program

Free entry

Thursday August 2 at 7pm
Tammisaari Church

Finnish Chamber Orchestra
Finnish Chamber Orchestra's Youth Academy
Jukka-Pekka Saraste, conductor
Rebecca Roozeman, violin

Vieuxtemps: Violin Concerto No. 5, Op 37
Saint-Saëns: La muse et le poéte, Op 132
Tchaikovsky: Serenade, Op 48

Tickets: 38 €

Friday August 3 at 7pm
Tammisaari Church

Finnish Chamber Orchestra
Jukka-Pekka Saraste, conductor
Jonathan Roozeman, cello

Saint-Saëns: Cello Concerto No. 1, Op 33
Beethoven: Symphony No. 1, in C major, Op 21

Tickets: 38 €

Saturday August 4 at 7pm
Tammisaari Church

Finnish Chamber Orchestra
Finnish Chamber Orchestra's Youth Academy
Jukka-Pekka Saraste, conductor
Elisabeth Leonskaja, piano

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 1, in C major, Op 15
Schumann: Symphony No.1, Op 38

 Tickets: 45 €


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Elisabeth Leonskaja
Photo: Marco Borggreve

Elisabeth Leonskaja

For decades now, Elisabeth Leonskaja has been among the most celebrated pianists of our time. Born in Tbilisi, Georgia, to a Russian family, she was regarded as a child prodigy and gave her first concerts as early as age 11. Her exceptional talent soon brought her to study at the Moscow Conservatory.

While still a student at the Conservatory, she won prizes in the prestigious Enescu, Marguerite Long and Queen Elizabeth international piano competitions. 

Elisabeth Leonskaja’s musical development was shaped or influenced to a decisive degree by her collaboration with Sviatoslav Richter. The master recognized her exceptional talent and fostered her development not only through teaching and giving her advice, but also by inviting her to play numerous duets with him.

In 1978 Elisabeth Leonskaja left the Soviet Union and made her new home in Vienna. Her sensational performance at the Salzburg Festival in 1979 marked the beginning of her steadily blossoming career as a concert pianist in the west.

Elisabeth Leonskaja has appeared as a soloist with virtually all the leading orchestras in the world, such as the New York Philharmonic, the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, the Cleveland Orchestra, the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the BBC Symphony Orchestra London, the Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra, the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, the radio orchestras of Hamburg, Cologne and Munich, the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra and many others.

Elisabeth Leonskaja is a frequent and welcomed guest at prestigious summer music festivals, such as the Salzburg Festival, the Vienna and Lucerne Festivals, the Schleswig-Holstein Festival, the Schubertiade in Hohenems and Schwarzenberg.

 Despite her busy schedule as a soloist, chamber music has always played a prominent role in her creative work, and she frequently appears with the Emerson, Borodin and Artemis Quartets.

Numerous recordings bear testimony to the outstanding artistic achievements of this pianist and she has been awarded prizes such as the Caecilia Prize for her Brahms piano sonatas, or the Diapason d´Or for her recordings of works by Liszt. Other significant recordings include the Tchaikovsky Piano Concertos with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra under Kurt Masur, the Chopin Piano Concertos with the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra under Vladimir Ashkenazy, and the Shostakovich Piano Concertos with the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra.

In her adopted home, the Republic of Austria, Elisabeth Leonskaja has been made an Honorary Member of the Konzerthaus of Vienna. In 2006, she was awarded the Austrian Cross of Honor, First Class, for her services to the cultural life of the country – the highest award of its kind in Austria.



Lauri Porra

Finnish composer and musician Lauri Porra has a strong background in classical and rock music and wide work experience with different contemporary, popular and ethnic styles of music.

Porra has released four critically acclaimed instrumental albums under his own name. His latest album Entropia, with Lahti Symphony Orchestra, was released January 2018 on BIS-records. In addition to his composition work for orchestras, films and media, Porra is also a member of the heavy-metal band Stratovarius with whom he has recorded four albums and performed concerts in over 60 countries. Porra's music has been performed by the Finnish Radio Orchestra, Trondheim Symphony Orchestra, Lahti Symphony Orchestra, New Bedford Symphony and many others. Porra is a fourth generation musician and great grandson of the iconic Finnish composer Jean Sibelius.



Jonathan Roozeman

Finnish-Dutch cellist Jonathan Roozeman (1997) studies at the Kronberg Academy in the class of Frans Helmerson since 2016. Before that he was a student of Martti Rousi at the Sibelius Academy Youth Department.

Roozeman has won first prizes in youth competitions in Estonia, Lithuania and Finland. In regular competitions he was awarded special prizes already as a 12-year old (Finnish National Cello Competition) and later in the Paulo and Gaspar Cassado competitions in 2013. The same year he was also a finalist in the Porto Premio Suggia. In 2012 he won the second prize in the National Cello Competition in Amsterdam as the youngest participant ever.

His sixth prize in the International Tchaikovsky Competition immediately resulted in numerous invitations for solo and recital concerts. This summer he performs with Valery Gergiev and the Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra at the Mikkeli and Turku festivals in the Prokofiev Sinfonia concertante and the Shostakovich concerto no.1. In October 2015 Roozeman was a finalist in the coveted Naumburg Competition in New York.

Roozeman has appeared with orchestras such as the Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra, the St. Petersburg Philharmonic, the Moscow Virtuosi, the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Tapiola Sinfonietta, Pori Orchestra and the Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra.

Since 2010 Jonathan has actively performed at festivals in Lithuania, Estonia, Karabakh, Armenia, Germany, Finland, Netherlands, France and Italy, playing both recitals and chamber music. In 2014 he performed the Olli Mustonen cello sonata during the Crusell-Festival with the composer at the piano. The spring of 2016 saw his debut with the Finnish Radio Orchestra and an appearance at the 100-year jubilee of the Sibelius Academy Orchestra under Sakari Oramo. He was also Artist in Residence at the Turku Festival.

Roozeman was Artist in Residence with the Sinfonia Lahti during the 2016–2017 season playing under Okko Kamu and Osmo Vänskä.



Rebecca Roozeman

Rebecca Roozeman

Rebecca Roozeman (2001) began violin lessons at Espoo Music Institute in 2007. She is currently studying in the Sibelius Academy’s Junior Academy.


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