Violist-conductor Hartmut Rohde delights audiences with the tone and musical language of his performances and his unwavering commitment to the style at hand. He is a sought-after chamber musician who has performed at the Salzburg and Berlin festivals, Carnegie Hall, Wigmore Hall, the Schleswig-Holstein music festival, and the Amsterdam Concertgebouw. His chamber music partners include David Geringas, Janine Jansen, Jörg Widmann and Lars Vogt. He is also a founder member of the Mozart Piano Quartet, which won the prestigious OPUS Klassik Award for the first time in 2018.

Rohde has performed as a soloist at the Beethoven Hall in Bonn, and with such distinguished ensembles as the Weimar Symphony Orchestra, the Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, Hanover and the Munich Symphony Orchestra. He has also recorded extensively, collaborating with many contemporary composers including Krzysztof Penderecki.

Rohde served as conductor of the NFM Wrocław Chamber Orchestra Leopoldinum from 2013 to 2017. He has also conducted the Biel Solothurn Symphony Orchestra, the Hamburger Camerata, the Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra in Hungary, the Aurora Chamber Orchestra in Sweden and the Klaipėda Chamber Orchestra in Lithuania.

Hartmut Rohde is an honorary member of the Royal Academy of Music in London.

We wish a happy birthday to Arto Noras! With a staggering degree of talent and virtuosity, this concert will come some way to reflecting the life’s work of Arto Noras. The friends will take the stage with a carefully selected musical programme to make the concert one big party for the audience as well.

This evening will flow like a dance! Now we are moving from Bach’s graceful court dances through the fast turns of Poulenc, Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev, Golijov and Shostakovich to the spicy tangos of Piazzolla. The stars will get the tunes flying.

A Northern Dimension. Bright, profound and beautiful. Jaakko Kuusisto, who passed away in February 2022, was for many years a key force behind the Naantali Music Festival as a violinist, conductor and composer. The concert is a tribute to Jaakko and his magnificently diverse compositional work, which continues the tradition of the great Nordic composers and the northern dimension of music.

This concert will resemble a fine summer’s day, with music for a romantic dream and the sparkle of virtuoso performance bringing a warm glow to the cheeks.

In summer 2022 Naantali Music Festival will travel to the island of Själö in the nearby Turku archipelago for an archipelago concert. Boat connections to Själö are available either from the Aura River in Turku or from the shoreline of Naantali Old Town. Passengers will experience the beauty of summery Airisto and the Turku archipelago en route, with an opportunity to learn the fascinating and partly sombre history of Själö and admire its beautiful scenery. The highlight of the day will be a splendid archipelago concert with the virtuosi of Naantali Music Festival.

A heart-rendingly beautiful concert experience in memory of Maestro Krzysztof Penderecki. We shall remember with gratitude this landmark composer and friend of Naantali Music Festival. His music will live on forever.

Summertime

14.6.

Now you can experience all the colours of the summer, from the tantalizingly cheerful Shaker Loops of John Adams to Gershwin’s famous Porgy and Bess.

This will be the world premiere of Olli Kortekangas’ Partita Concertante, a work for cello, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, harp and percussion. The concert will also include Bach partitas and music by Schönberg. What a programme!

In honour of the sea, we shall hear words of wisdom, whalesong and beautiful classics. Every one of us can help to protect the Finnish Archipelago Sea in our own way.

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