Published on 16 November 2017
Okko Kamu began his musical career as leader of the Suhonen Quartet and a violinist in the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra. He began his conducting career at the Finnish National Opera, where he had previously served as Leader of the orchestra. In 1969 he started to appear as guest conductor at the Royal Opera in Stockholm, and in the same year won First Prize in the International Herbert von Karajan Conducting Competition in Berlin, which launched his international career.
Elina Vähälä made her orchestral debut with Sinfonia Lahti at the age of twelve and was later chosen by Osmo Vänskä as the orchestra’s ‘Young Master Soloist’. With a repertoire that ranges from baroque to contemporary, she has given world premieres of Aulis Sallinen's Chamber Concerto and Curtis-Smith's Double Concerto, both written for her and pianist-conductor Ralf Gothóni. In addition, Vähälä gave the first Nordic performance of John Corigliano’s Violin Concerto ‘The Red Violin’ and commissioned a new violin concerto from composer Jaakko Kuusisto.
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7 December 2017 (Thursday), 7.30pm
Pre-concert Talk: 6.30pm at library@esplanade
Esplanade Concert Hall
Singapore Symphony Orchestra
Okko Kamu, conductor
Elina Vähälä, violin
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