Astoria Music Festival presents


From Finland with Love

From Finland With Love

A concert of rarely heard music by the Finnish composer Jean Sibelius

Featuring Pianist

Great Granddaughter of Composer Jean Sibelius

With Famed Finnish Cellist

SUNDAY, MARCH 22, 2015

Reception Follows the Concert Courtesy of the Finnish Brotherhood Astoria Lodge

A direct descendant of Jean Sibelius, pianist Ruusamari Teppo began her piano studies at the age of four in her native country of Finland. She was awarded a scholarship by the Finnish government to study piano at the Prague Conservatory and the Franz Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest. She moved to the United States to study with world renowned pianist and pedagogue Vladimir Viardo and is currently pursuing her Doctoral degree. Ruusamari Teppo has performed as a soloist and chamber musician in the USA, Finland, Germany, France, Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, Estonia, Belgium, and South Africa. She has won second prize in the Bradshaw and Buono international piano competition and the Petrof piano competition.

Cellist Jussi Makkonen began to study the cello at the age of seven in the Music Institute of Northern Karelia, Finland. He went on to the Sibelius Academy’s Program for the Young Talented in Helsinki, and continued his studies at the Sibelius Academy receiving a master’s degree in music in 2005. Jussi Makkonen was awarded first prize in the national EBU Competition for Young Soloists. He has performed throughout Finland and in most European countries, as well as in the USA and Asia. He performs on a 1757 Henry Jay cello from England.

Sponsored by Finlandia Foundation and UNESCO

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Sunday, March 22nd, 2015
Show Begins at 3:00 PM

Ticket Prices:

Open Seating
Adult $15.00
Student, Senior, Military $15.00

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