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Upcoming concerts and events:

Jouhet (world premiere) — new commission for the Aizuri String Quartet. Multiple performances around US through 2017-18, details TBA


New work for the Helsyd Piano Trio
26 Nov 2017
HKUST Music Alive!
Cheng Yu Tung Building, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology


New work (world premiere) for the Helsyd Piano Trio
25 Nov 2017
Hong Kong Chamber Music Society
Details TBA


Cameo and Names of Snow (Asian premieres)
100 Years of Independent Music
Joint project between the Hong Kong New Music Ensemble and the Helsyd Piano Trio, Hong Kong and Macau, November 2017 — details TBA


Names of Snow
19 Nov 2017 at 3:00 PM
Klassinen Hietsu: Kick-off concert for the Helsyd Piano Trio tour of Hong Kong and Macau
Hietalahti Pavilion, Helsinki
Eriikka Maalismaa, violin; Timo-Veikko Valve, cello; Emil Holmström, piano


Concerto for Cello and Chamber Orchestra
19 Nov 2017 at 5:00 PM
Church of the Rock, Helsinki
Markus Hallikainen, cello; Sipoo Chamber Orchestra, cond. Tapio von Boehm


Concerto for Cello and Chamber Orchestra
18 Nov 2017 at 4:00 PM
Sipoo Church, Finland
Markus Hallikainen, cello; Sipoo Chamber Orchestra, cond. Tapio von Boehm


Selected past performances:

Taonta (movements I & II)
16 May 2017
Queens New Music Festival
The Secret Theatre, Queens, New York
Markus Kaitila, piano


Ilari Kaila’s composition class concert
7 May 2017
HKUST Music Alive!
Cheng Yu Tung Building, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Ling Chen, violin; Ilari Kaila, piano; Galison Lau, piano; UST students and alumni


Taonta
1 Apr 2017 at 3:00 pm
Tapiola Sinfonietta Chamber Music Ensembles: Music in the Manors
Vallmogård Manor, Kauniainen, Finland
Emil Holmström, piano


Taonta
22 Mar 2017 at 7:00 pm
Duo Evening: Anni Haapanen & Emil Holmström
Sibelius Museum, Turku, Finland


Names of Snow (Lumen nimiä)
4 Feb 2017 at 7:30 pm
Concerts on the Slope
St. John’s Episcopal Church, Seventh Avenue, Brooklyn, New York
Domenic Salerni, violin; Benjamin Larsen, cello; Marja Kaisla, piano


Toccata
2 Feb 2017 at 6:00 pm
Flyygelikuu: Maija Parko
Vuotalo, Helsinki
Maija Parko, piano


Taonta (world premiere)
1 Dec 2016 at 7:00 pm
Konzertreihe Freigeist
Finnland-Institut, Berlin
Emil Holmström, piano


Toccata
30 Oct 2016 at 3:00 pm
Piano Recital: Sophie Patey and Everett Hopfner
United Church, Dauphin, Canada


Toccata
29 Oct 2016 at 7:30 pm
Piano Recital: Sophie Patey and Everett Hopfner
Lorne Watson Recital Hall, Brandon, Canada
Sophie Patey, piano


Toccata
28 Oct 2016 at 12:30 pm
Music at Midday: Baroque Connections
University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada
Sophie Patey, piano


Toccata
14 Oct 2016 at 8:00 pm
Baroque Connections
Mosterdzaadje, Holland
Sophie Patey, piano


Cameo (European premiere)
28 Aug 2016 at 7:00 pm
Helsingin Juhlaviikot (Helsinki Festival)
Helsinki Festival Club, Scandic Park
Malla Vivolin, flute; Hanna Hohti, viola; Emil Holmström, piano


Toccata
12 Apr 2016
Scandinavian Composers
Steinway Haus Frankfurt, Germany
Sophie Patey, piano


Preludes (preview from a work in progress)
9 Dec 2015 at 7:00 pm
Aikamatka
Steinway Gallery Helsinki, Finland
Emil Holmström, piano


Toccata
15 Nov 2015 at 4 pm (panel discussion at 3 pm)
Émigré music — Klavierabend
G18, Helsinki
Kirill Kozlovski, piano


Kyrie in Renaissance Style (world premiere)
31 Oct 2015 at 7:30 pm
Reverie @ HKUST Music Alive!
Cheng Yu Tung Building, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Reverie Choir (UK)


Prelude (European premiere)
30 Jul 2015 at 4 pm
Meidän Festivaali (Our Festival)
Kallio-Kuninkala and its surroundings, Finland: A walking concert with contemporary artwork
Emil Holmström, piano


Prelude (Asian premiere)
26 Jun 2015
Chelsea Music Festival — Asian edition
Redhouse, Taipei City, Taiwan
Melinda Lee Masur, piano


Kellojen kumarrus (The Bells Bow Down)
15 Jun 2015 at 7:30 pm
Chelsea Music Festival: Carte Blanche Avanti!
Scandinavia House, New York City
Avanti! Chamber Orchestra: Jouko Laivuori, piano; Kati Kuusava and Eriikka Maalismaa, violins; Lilli Maijala, viola; Jaakko Paarvala, cello


Prelude (world premiere)
Toccata (New York Premiere)
13 Jun 2015 at 7:30 pm
Chelsea Music Festival: Toccata and Groove
Canoe Studios, New York City
Melinda Lee Masur, piano (Prelude); Emil Holmström, piano (Toccata)


Cameo (world premiere)
12 Jun 2015 at 7:30 pm
Chelsea Music Festival: Opening Night Gala
Canoe Studios, New York City
Malla Vivolin, flute; Derek Mosloff, viola; Emil Holmström, piano


Tejas — Luminous
24 Aug 2014 at 4:15 pm
23 Aug 2014 at 8:15 pm
22 Aug 2014 at 4:45 pm
19 Aug 2014 at 2 pm
9 Aug 2014 at 8:45 pm
The New York International Fringe Festival
Robert Moss Theater at 440 Studios, New York City
Malini Srinivasan and Dancers. Nicholas Woodbury, percussion; Jonathan Singer, marimba and Indian percussion; Trina Basu, violin; Ilari Kaila, voice and Western percussion. A group dance work in the Bharatanatyam idiom, by Malini Srinivasan, featuring new works Dusk and Evening, alongside traditional Carnatic music. Note: These shows are performed to recorded music.


Kellojen kumarrus (The Bells Bow Down)
17 Jul 2014 at 7:30 pm
Banff Summer Arts Festival
Rolston Recital Hall, The Banff Centre, Canada
Tyler Wottrich, piano; Evita String Quartet: Hyorim Han, Haerim Liz Lee, violins; Yi-Chun Lin, viola; Soojung Kim, cello


Kellojen kumarrus (The Bells Bow Down)
15 Jun 2014 at 6 pm
Kallio-Kuninkala Festival
Leonora Hall, Kallio-Kuninkala, Finland
Risto-Matti Marin, piano; Zagros Ensemble and Friends


Kellojen kumarrus (The Bells Bow Down)
4 May 2014 at 3 pm
Intimacy of Creativity 2014
Hong Kong City Hall Theatre
Nolan Pearson, piano; The Tanglewood New Fromm Players: Sarah Silver, Matthew Leslie Santana, violins; Jocelin Pan, viola; Jesse Christeson, cello


Kellojen kumarrus (The Bells Bow Down)
3 May 2014 at 8 pm
Intimacy of Creativity 2014
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Nolan Pearson, piano; The Tanglewood New Fromm Players: Sarah Silver, Matthew Leslie Santana, violins; Jocelin Pan, viola; Jesse Christeson, cello


Kellojen kumarrus (The Bells Bow Down)
16 Apr 2014 at 8 pm
MATA Festival: Between Noise and Silence
The Kitchen, New York City
Uusinta Chamber Ensemble: Emil Holmström, piano; Maria Puusaari, Teija Kivinen, violins; Max Savikangas, viola; Markus Hohti, cello


Concerto for Cello and Chamber Orchestra
12 Apr 2014 at 8 pm
Metropolis New Music Festival
Elisabeth Murdoch Hall, Melbourne Recital Centre, Australia
Marko Ylönen, cello; Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, cond. Olli Mustonen


Concerto for Cello and Chamber Orchestra
7 Nov 2013
Carelia Hall, Joensuu, Finland
Roi Ruottinen, cello; Joensuu City Orchestra, cond. Atso Almila


Kellojen kumarrus (The Bells Bow Down)
8 Dec 2012
Finnish Music Day Concert
Helsinki Music Centre
Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra Chamber Ensembles


O Frabjous Day
17 May 2012
American Music Festival: Composer to Center Stage
EMPAC — Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center, Troy, New York
Albany Symphony Orchestra, cond. David Alan Miller


Concerto for Cello and Chamber Orchestra (world premiere)
3 Nov 2011
Kuopio Music Center, Finland
Roi Ruottinen, cello; Kuopio Symphony Orchestra, cond. Jurjen Hempel


Tejas — Luminous
2 Oct 2011 at 8 pm
1 Oct 2011 at 8 pm
LaGuardia Perfoming Arts Center, Queens, New York City
Malini Srinivasan and Dancers; Nicholas Woodbury, marimba and Western percussion; Murali Balachandran, South Indian percussion; Trina Basu, violin; Ilari Kaila, voice and Western percussion. A group dance work in the Bharatanatyam idiom, by Malini Srinivasan, featuring new works Dusk and Evening, alongside traditional Carnatic music.


O Frabjous Day (world premiere)
26 Feb 2011
Staller Center for the Arts, Stony Brook, New York
Stony Brook Symphony Orchestra, cond. Alan Kay