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Upcoming concerts and events:

Names of Snow
12 Apr 2019 at 7:30 PM
Arion Chamber Music presents: The Alcott Trio
Christ and St. Stephen’s Church, New York City
The Alcott Trio: Adrienne Kim, piano; Emily Popham, violin; Robert La Rue, cello


MATA Presents: Aizuri Quartet with Ilari Kaila
17 Dec 2018 at 8 PM
Multiple works, including the premiere of Jouhet for string quartet. Part of the MATA (Music at the Anthology) 2018-19 concert season. More details TBA.
ShapeShifter Lab, Brooklyn, New York
Aizuri Quartet: Ariana Kim, Miho Saegusa, violins; Ayane Kozasa, viola; Karen Ouzounian, cello; with pianist Adrienne Kim, and flutist Isabel Gleicher.


Selected past performances:

Wisteria
10 Jun 2018 at 4 PM
Varkauden KesäKlassinen 2018
Keskuskonttori, Varkaus, Finland
Elias Nyman, Johanna Rautakorpi, violins; Jussi-Matti Haavisto, viola; Markus Hallikainen, cello


Hum and Drum
9 Jun 2018 at 5:15 PM (pre-concert interview), 6:00 PM (concert)
Varkauden KesäKlassinen 2018
Festival season opening concert
Warkaus-Sali, Varkaus, Finland
Markus Hallikainen, cello; Maria Hämäläinen, piano


Ilari Kaila’s composition class concert
9 May 2018
HKUST Music Alive!
Cheng Yu Tung Building, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Each work will be performed by its composer, with ensembles consisting of HKUST students, community members, and friends; including Tete Bae, flute; Ling Chen, violin; Ilari Kaila, piano


Toccata
25 Mar 2018 at 6:00 PM
Presentation concert of the Bogányi grand piano
“Hungary has congratulated the 100-year-old independent Finland with a Bogányi grand piano designed and developed by Hungarian pianist and Sibelius Academy alumni Gergely Bogányi. Now the Sibelius Academy is organising a presentation concert in order to introduce the audiences to the colourful spectrum of the piano’s sound.”
Camerata, Helsinki Music Centre
Maija Parko, piano


Taonta (movements I & II)
24 Jan 2018 at 4:30 PM
The XI Leevi Madetoja Piano Competition (semi-final round)
Oamk Concert Hall, Oulu University of Applied Sciences, Finland
Kumi Shimozaki, piano


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


Hum and Drum
26 Nov 2017 at 4:00 PM
HKUST Music Alive!
Part of the Helsyd Piano Trio’s tour of Helsinki, Hong Kong, and Macau.
Cheng Yu Tung Building, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Timo-Veikko Valve, cello; Emil-Holmström, piano


Hum and Drum (world premiere)
Names of Snow
25 Nov 2017 at 6:45 PM (reception), 7:15 (concert)
Hong Kong Chamber Music Society
Part of the Helsyd Piano Trio’s tour of Helsinki, Hong Kong, and Macau.
Ladies Recreation Centre, Hong Kong
Helsyd Piano Trio: Eriikka-Maalismaa, violin; Timo-Veikko Valve, cello; Emil Holmström, piano


Cameo
Names of Snow (Lumen nimiä)
24 Nov 2017 at 7:00 PM
100 Years of Independent Music
Joint project between the Hong Kong New Music Ensemble and the Helsyd Piano Trio, curated by Ilari Kaila.
Musical Journeys of Clube Militar de Macau
Tete Bae, flute; Eriikka Maalismaa, violin; William Lane, viola; Timo-Veikko Valve, cello; Emil Holmström, piano


Cameo (Asian premiere)
Names of Snow (Asian premiere)
23 Nov 2017 at 7:00 PM
100 Years of Independent Music
Spring Workshop (Remex Center), Hong Kong
Joint project between the Hong Kong New Music Ensemble and the Helsyd Piano Trio, curated by Ilari Kaila.
Tete Bae, flute; Eriikka Maalismaa, violin; William Lane, viola; Timo-Veikko Valve, cello; Emil Holmström, piano


Concerto for Cello and Chamber Orchestra
19 Nov 2017 at 6:00 PM
Syyskonsertti
Church of the Rock, Helsinki
Markus Hallikainen, cello; Sipoo Chamber Orchestra, cond. Tapio von Boehm


Toccata
19 Nov 2017 at 6:00 PM
Suomi100 / Finland100 Benefit Concert
Kirkkonummi Church (Pyhän Mikaelin Kirkko)
Maija Parko, piano


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


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


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; HKUST 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
Sophie Patey, piano


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): A walking concert with contemporary art
Featuring location-specific artwork, and two brand-new solo pieces: Kaila’s composition for Emil Holmström, and Bryce Dessner’s solo violin work for Artistic Director Pekka Kuusisto.
Kallio-Kuninkala and its surroundings, Finland
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; Eriikka Maalismaa, Kati Kuusava, 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
A group dance work in the Bharatanatyam idiom by Malini Srinivasan, featuring new compositions Dusk and Evening, alongside traditional Carnatic music.
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: Music of Bright Sheng and Ilari Kaila
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
Program curated by Olli Mustonen.
Main Concert Hall, Helsinki Music Centre
Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra Chamber Ensembles: Kirill Kozlovski, piano; Pekka Kauppinen, Paula Sundqvist, violins; Petteri Poijärvi, viola; Tuomas Ylinen, cello.


O Frabjous Day
17 May 2012
American Music Festival: Composer to Center Stage
A winner of the Mellon Foundation-funded “Composer to Center Stage” project, adjudicated by Aaron Jay Kernis and David Alan Miller.
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
A group dance work in the Bharatanatyam idiom by Malini Srinivasan, featuring new compositions Dusk and Evening, alongside traditional Carnatic music.
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.


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