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New Executive Director of the Time of Music Festival is Mr. Mikko Leppänen

The contemporary music festival Time of Music organized yearly in Viitasaari, Finland will receive a new Executive director from the beginning of the year 2020, Mikko Leppänen. Time of Music is one of the oldest festivals of contemporary music in Finland and has multiple international partners.

Mikko Leppänen currently works as the General Manager of Vivo Symphony Orchestra, a national youth orchestra, and from the beginning of 2020 will divide his time between these two organizations. Leppänen holds a Master of Music (Arts Management) degree from the University of the Arts Helsinki Sibelius Academy, and a B. Sc. from the Helsinki School of Economics. Having a strong background from many art music associations, he has previously worked as a producer at the Helsinki Organ Summer Festival and as the General Manager of Sysmä Summer Sounds Festival. Before changing over to the cultural field, Leppänen worked with international marketing and communication. “Time of Music is a very unique festival in the Finnish music scene, and I am very excited to start working for the organization” he states.

Former director Mikko Vehkaperä will return to his duties at the University of Lapland in Rovaniemi. Composer Johan Tallgren continues as the Artistic director of the festival.

The next edition of Time of Music Festival will be organized in Viitasaari, Finland 30 June – 5 July, 2020. The Summer Academy courses organized alongside with the festival will be published and the admissions opened in late January.

More information from the artistic director Johan Tallgren, [email protected], +358 40 724 6345.