Orchestra

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“The Finnish Chamber orchestra is a result of a development that has taken place in the Finnish music culture during the past decades. The musicians are at the forefront of Finnish musicianship. Over the years the orchestra has become extremely dynamic demonstrating remarkable musical sensitivity."  

-JUKKA-PEKKA SARASTE

The Finnish Chamber Orchestra, founded in 1990, is a vocation for its members. The musicians are in the forefront of Finnish orchestras: concertmasters and principals, prominent instructors, and freelance artists. These top musicians have gathered to work together in a unique ensemble where art comes before routine, and quality before compromise. The orchestra’s Artistic Director is violinist-conductor Jan Söderblom and the Artistic Advisor since the founding of the orchestra is Jukka-Pekka Saraste.

The Finnish Chamber Orchestra has also played under the baton of several other top-rated Finnish conductors including Paavo Berglund, Sakari Oramo, Okko Kamu, Ralf Gothóni, and Hannu Lintu.

The Finnish Chamber Orchestra functions primarily on private endorsement. The orchestra is in co-operation with a group of Finnish and international companies of which Kone, Veho,  Fiskars and HPP Attorneys, together with the City of Ekenäs share the main responsibility of sponsorship. As well as performing annually in southern Finland, since 2000 the Finnish Chamber Orchestra has been the driving force behind the annual Ekenäs Summer Concerts.

 Jan Söderblom

Jan Söderblom was born into a family of musicians in Helsinki in 1970. Now a conductor and violinist, he began giving concerts at an early stage in his violin studies.

Aside from solo appearances at a young age, successful touring with New Helsinki Quartet and his growing interest towards orchestral musicianship built the foundation for Söderblom's versatile and innovative career.

Conductor studies at Sibelius Academy (1997-2001) led to intensive projects with Finnish as well as other top orchestras.

As a violin soloist he has shared the stage with several Finnish orchestras as well as e.g. Swedish Radio Orchestra, Norwegian Radio Orchestra, Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra, Japan Philharmonic Orchestra and many others.

Söderblom has been the Artistic Director of several Finnish music festivals; alongside the Finnish Chamber Orchestra he is currently in charge of the artistic planning of the Festivo Rauma and Kauniaisten musiikkijuhlat.

Söderblom has played as guest concertmaster for several orchestras and joined e.g. Camerata Salzburg and the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra on stage as guest member. Since 2015 Söderblom is the first concertmaster of the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra.

For further information, read www.jansoderblom.fi

Jan Söderblom

Jukka-Pekka Saraste

"The Finnish Chamber Orchestra is my musical home."

Jukka-Pekka Saraste has established himself as one of the outstanding conductors of his generation, demonstrating remarkable musical depth and integrity.

His guest engagements have led him to the major orchestras worldwide, including the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig and Munich Philharmonic.

Jukka-Pekka Saraste has received the Pro Finlandia Prize, the Sibelius Medal, and the Finnish State Prize for Music. He was awarded an honorary doctorate from York University, Toronto and an honorary doctorate from the Sibelius Academy, Helsinki.

Read more from Jukka-Pekka Saraste's website: www.jukkapekkasaraste.com

Jukka-Pekka Saraste

Musicians

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Tero
Latvala

VIOLIN I CM

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Jyrki
Lasonpalo

VIOLIN I

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Juha-Pekka
Vikman

VIOLIN I

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Taru
Loppela

VIOLIN I

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Liisi
Nuora-Kapanen

VIOLIN I

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Anna-Leena
Haikola

VIOLIN I

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Maaria
Leino

VIOLIN I

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Taru
Kircher

VIOLIN II

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Annika
Palas-Peltokallio

VIOLIN II

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Maija
Kontunen

VIOLIN II

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Satu
Koivula

VIOLIN II

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Benita
Nordell

VIOLIN II

Annemarie
Åström

VIOLIN II

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Atso
Lehto

VIOLA

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Camilla
Vilkman

VIOLA

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Pei Yi
Wu

VIOLA

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Lotta
Poijärvi

VIOLA

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Petteri
Poijärvi

VIOLA

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Eeva
Rysä

CELLO

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Riitta
Pesola

CELLO

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Kirsti
Väyrynen

CELLO

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Tomas
Nuñez

CELLO

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Aapo
Juutilainen

DOUBLE BASS

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Hanna-Kaarina
Heikinheimo

FLUTE

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Emmi
Tikkala

FLUTE

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Sanna
Niemikunnas

OBOE

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Olli
Leppäniemi

CLARINET

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Jussi
Särkkä

BASSOON

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Erkki 
Suomalainen

BASSOON

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Esa
Tukia

FRENCH HORN

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Satu
Huuskonen

FRENCH HORN

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Sam
Parkkonen

FRENCH HORN

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Mika
Paajanen

FRENCH HORN

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Hans Petter
Stangnes

TRUMPET

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Jorma
Rautakoski

TRUMPET

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Mika
Tuomisalo

TRUMPET

Pasuuna

Teppo
Alestalo

TROMBONE

Pasuuna

Anna-Liisa
Lindberg

TROMBONE

Pasuuna

Jussi
Vuorinen

TROMBONE

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Lassi
Erkkilä

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