Woodwinds 1st to 8th June 2019



Internationally renowned woodwind teachers and the esteemed teachers of the Sibelius Academy, Uniarts Helsinki combine their forces teaching master classes for all woodwind instruments as a part of the Sibelius Summer Academy from 1st until 8th June 2019. The program aims to bring together gifted woodwinds students from all over the world to get inspiration, top-level education and unique performance opportunities in one of the world’s leading music universities.


Emily Beynon, flute (Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra)
Sophie Cherrier, flute (Ensemble intercontemporain, Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse de Paris)
Petri Alanko, flute (Sibelius Academy, Uniarts Helsinki)
Anni Haapaniemi, oboe (Sibelius Academy, Uniarts Helsinki)
Veera Pesu, oboe (Sibelius Academy, Uniarts Helsinki)
Dominik Wollenweber, oboe (Berliner Philharmoniker)
Calogero Palermo, clarinet (Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra)
Harri Mäki, clarinet (Sibelius Academy, Uniarts Helsinki)
Christoffer Sundqvist, clarinet (Sibelius Academy, Uniarts Helsinki and Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra)
Claude Delangle, saxophone (Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse de Paris)
Joonatan Rautiola, saxophone (Sibelius Academy, Uniarts Helsinki)
Dag Jensen, bassoon (Norwegian Academy of Music, University of Music and Performing Arts Munich)
Jussi Särkkä, bassoon (Sibelius Academy, Uniarts Helsinki)

All participants from outside the Sibelius Academy will get minimum 3x45 min individual lessons. On flute and clarinet, one with each teacher. In oboe, mr. Dominik Wollenweber will give half of the lessons and Sibelius Academy teachers Veera Pesu and Anni Haapaniemi the other half. Bassoon teachers Dag Jensen and Jussi Särkkä will divide their responsibilities equally. Same applies to saxophone teachers Claude Delangle and Joonatan Rautiola.

All lessons will have an outstanding pianist and you can listen to all masterclasses and daily concerts.

There will also be a cadenza composing workshop taught by pianist Iiro Rantala. Students interested in the subject will be able to sign up for the workshop.

Students will have daily performing opportunities in the Helsinki Music Centre and in other venues in its proximity.

Professor Jensen is coming with the generous contribution from the Norwegian Academy of Music.

Woodwind concerts and matinées 1.-8.6.2019

The Sibelius Summer Academy woodwind week offers a wide variety of fabulous concerts in the Helsinki Music Centre but also in the neighbouring central library Oodi. Most of the events are free admission!

The concerts heard during the Woodwinds course are arranged with the kind support of Pro Musica Foundation.


Academy Woodwinds – Light and shadow: Opening concert of the woodwinds summer course
Sun 2 Jun at 19.00, Camerata, Music Centre, admission free

Academy Woodwinds, Petri Komulainen, conductor
Kaisa Kortelainen, Heta Aho, Livia Schweizer, Matti Laine, flute


Helsinki Grand Tango
Mon 3 Jun at 19.00, Camerata, Music Centre, admission free

Enna Puhakka, flute, Hanna Hujanen + Harri Mäki, clarinet, Joonatan Rautiola, saxophone
Janne Rättyä, Niko Kumpuvaara, accordion, Jaani Helander, cello


The French connection
Tue 4 Jun at 19.00, Camerata, Music Centre, admission free

Sivan Magen, harp, Sophie Cherrier + Janette Levan, flute, Dominik Wollenweber, oboe, Calogero Palermo, Iines Kiuru + Harri Mäki, clarinet, Dag Jensen, bassoon
New Helsinki Quartet


Mostly Martinú
Wed 5 Jun at 19.00, Camerata, Music Centre, admission free

Wind music by Czech composers.
Panak Hashemian, flute, Jan Thuri, oboe, Irvin Venyš, clarinet, Martin Petrák, bassoon, Naoko Ichihashi, piano
Martinů, Slavický, Schulhoff


Happy Hour
Wed 5 Jun at 21.00, Organo, Music Centre, admission free

Calogero Palermo, clarinet, Laure Paris, clarinet , Veera Pesu, oboe, Briosa String Quartet
Crusell, Mozart


Masters of the saxophone
Thu 6 Jun at 19.00, Camerata, Music Centre, admission free

Claude Delangle + Joonatan Rautiola, saxophone, Marko Hilpo, piano
Debussy, Leroux, Turriago, Desenclos, Berlioz


Real authenticity
Fri 7 Jun at 19.00, Camerata, Music Centre, admission free

Music by Reicha and Mozart on authentic instruments.
Tuija Hakkila, fortepiano
Ensemble Schrat
Réka Szilvay, violin, Aino Räsänen, viola, Jaani Helander, cello, Christoffer Sundqvist, clarinet, Tero Toivonen, horn, Kirill Kozlovsky, piano
Reicha, Mozart, Dohnányi


Feel Mozart! 
Sat 8 Jun at 4 p.m., Music Centre, Concert Hall, t
ickets: 11-33€
Iiro Rantala, Christoffer Sundqvist, Michael Collins.
Tapiola Sinfonietta and the woodwind students of the Sibelius Academy join forces under the baton of Michael Collins in the final concert of the Woodwinds event.
Mozart, Copland
This concert is also a part of Feel Helsinki event. 


Afternoon woodwind matinees

- 1–4 Jun and 7 Jun at 14.00 matinee, Music Centre main foyer
- 5–6 Jun and 8 Jun at 14.00 matinee, Central Library Oodi

Admission free

Solo pieces and chamber music gems at matinees featuring both classical and contemporary music.

Come follow the classes!

Come follow the classes! 

The woodwind week offers hours of world-class teaching that anybody is welcome to follow. See the detailed timetables at the Uniarts Helsinki's event calendar!