The winner of the 2022 Turku Cello Competition and audience’s favourite Tatu Kauppinen and the winner of the 2021 Tampere Piano Competition David Munk-Nielsen will perform together at the opening concert of the Music in the Cathedral week. These young and talented competition winners have worked together before as well. The concert will feature music by Mendelssohn, Kodály and Shostakovich in a stunning and atmospheric setting.
Turku Music Festival
The Turku Music Festival is Finland’s oldest continuously running music festival. It has evolved into a diverse urban event with a wide range of excellent music.
The Turku Music Festival was founded by the Musical Society in Turku in 1960. It has evolved into a diverse urban event with a wide range of excellent music including grand orchestral concerts, chamber music, recitals, jazz, outdoor events and children’s concerts. The guest roster includes Finnish and foreign stars each year. The current artistic director is Klaus Mäkelä; his predecessors include Ville Matvejeff, Topi Lehtipuu, Olli Mustonen and Martti Rousi.