Elokuu-ensemble (August Ensemble) is a 10 year old Finnish chamber music orchestra bound together by passion and friendship. The members – Kati Arikoski, Anna-Mari Murdvee, Reetta Kataja, Leena Jaakkola, Mikk Murdvee, Jussi Aalto, Mathias Hortling and Samuli Peltonen – have been highly succesful in several national and international competitions.
The players also conduct their careers in several symphony orchestras as well as leading a professional life as soloists and chamber musicians. Elokuu-ensemble performs regularly round the year within smaller ensembles and gathers at the end of summer in Southern Ostrobothnia, in the town of Seinäjoki, where they organize a chamber music festival called Säveliä Elokuussa (Tunes in August). Concert takes place on 3rd of August in Reykjavik at the Nordic House at 20-00 (8 PM)
The repertoire of Elokuu-ensemble is wide – from solo pieces to sextets and septet’s. During this particular 2010 Nordic tour we are happy to perform music composed by the Dane Hans-Henrik Nordstrøm, the Icelander Karolina Eiriksdottir and the Finn Aulis Sallinen, among the others. This tour is kindly supported by the Nordic Culture Found.
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