Nisonen won her first audition as a first-year student at the Sibelius Academy. Besides her work as an orchestral musician, she has actively advanced her own artistic career, performing as both a chamber musician and a soloist. Her art has taken her to festivals in Finland, the UK, Sweden, Germany, Spain and Norway.

Nisonen’s next soloist assignment will see her alongside distinguished violinist Elina Vähälä in Turku and Jyväskylä in autumn 2022 for the Finnish premiere of Dame Ethel Smyth’s 1920 Concerto for Violin, Horn and Orchestra.

Nisonen has served as a visiting horn teacher at the Turku Conservatory and at the Arts Academy of Turku University of Applied Sciences since 2010. She has given master classes at various horn events, both in Finland and abroad. She has also chaired the board of the Finnish Horn Club for several years. As of 2021, Nisonen has been pursuing postgraduate studies in the Doctor of Music programme at the Sibelius Academy on women who have composed for the horn.

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!

The concert moves from light to shadows – it’s a combination of dark clouds as well as comforting pout clouds and sunshine. A specialty is Ralf Gothoni’s Life Views themed piano concerto for two pianists.

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