Saturday, April 11, 2009


Helsinki: Two-day flute masterclass at the Sibelius Academy, for students of the academy as well as of the East Helsinki conservatory. Incredible flute-playing in this city!!!
Helsinki: "Parallel-Music" (my own music) for opening of Raija Malka's art exhibit at the AMA Gallery
Düsseldorf: Three days of judging "Jugend Musiziert" (the German version of Solo-and-Ensemble Festival). Great colleagues, some great young talent!


Bergisch Gladbach: Private concert at Schloss Bensberg with guitarrist Michael Quabeck
Marseilles: rehearsals of new and old(er) duets with soprano Raphaële Kennedy
Marseilles: new project with guitarrist Jean-Marc Montera
Montpellier: concert with harpist Héloïse Dautry, Orjan Sandred's Whirl of Leaves

Cologne: Altana school projects in the Internationale Friedensschule
Dresden: Dresdner Festspiele, concert with pianist Andy Rosso and cellist Felix Fan, Music by Aaron Jay Kernis and George Crumb

Japan: Tour details T.B.A.

Hamburg: Masterclass at the Hochschule on July 3
Tallin:CD recording of Marti Siimer's Flyer Saucer concerto for two flutes, with flutist Monika Mattiesen and the Tallin Chamber Orchestra


The year is f l y i n g by! Helsinki was wonderful--great students in a couple of days of masterclasses at the Sibelius Academy, stimulating discussions with composers, conductors, astronomers, artists, teachers, etc. and a nice improv concert in the presence of Raija Malka's paintings. There's a report on Raija's and my work in this month's Rondo magazine--it's in Finnish of course, but I trust its accuracy, since it was written by a very sensitive flutist-turned-journalist, Eva Tigerstedt.