Time of Music Festival organized in early July in Viitasaari, Finland has published two summer academy courses. The composer course is taught by composer Kaija Saariaho, a prominent member of a group of Finnish artists who are making a worldwide impact. The award winning composer (Grawemeyer Award, Wihuri Prize, Nemmers Prize, Sonning Prize, Polar Music Prize and the BVVA Foundation´s Frontiers of Knowledge Award) is working on her fifth opera. Her music will be heard extensively at the festival programme.
Chamber music course for performers is tutored by flutist Camilla Hoitenga. At home on stages all over the world, Hoitenga is especially well known for her collaboration with Kaija Saariaho and Karlheinz Stockhausen and her award winning recordings of Saariaho’s repertoire. At the summer academy course she will be working with solo players and existing chamber collectives.
The application process opens on January 15th, when also the third summer academy course will be published. The festival programme will be published later during the spring. Time of Music Festival and Summer academy courses are held 2.-8. July 2019.
More information: Artistic director Johan Tallgren, [email protected] , tel. +358 40 724 6345