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Olli Mustonen returns to Tokyo

Olli Mustonen, Pianist in seinem Haus in Finnland.

This week sees Olli Mustonen’s return to Tokyo, both in recital with his all-Beethoven programme and to perform Grieg’s Piano Concerto in A minor with the NHK Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of Maestro Herbert Blomstedt. The concert on Wednesday 26th October will be broadcast live on NHK-FM radio and later on NHK TV.

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Out Now: Olli Mustonen’s String Quartet No. 1 / Piano Quintet with Engegård Quartet

Today LAWO Classics releases an album of two of Olli Mustonen’s chamber works: String Quartet No.1 and Piano Quintet, with the Engegård Quartet featuring Olli himself in the piano. The recording of his String Quartet No. 1 (2016), commissioned and in 2017 premiered by the Engegård Quartet, is a significant milestone in the collaboration betweenRead more ›

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World Premiere of Olli Mustonen’s new commission

Olli Mustonen, Pianist in seinem Haus in Finnland.

Olli Mustonen’s new work, a tribute to Pablo Casals commissioned by the Kronberg Academy, premieres today 23rd September at the opening gala of the Casals Forum, the new home of Kronberg Academy. In memory of Pablo Casals, the commission celebrates Casals’s Catalan and Spanish roots as well as his connection to Bach. The opening galaRead more ›

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Olli Mustonen on tour in Australia

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Olli Mustonen embarks upon his tenth tour of Australia this weekend. With the Australian Chamber Orchestra, Mustonen performs Milhaud’s Suite de concert de la création du monde, Mustonen’s own Piano Quintet, and Schubert’s famous ‘The Trout’. Kicking off his first concert of the tour at Melbourne Recital Centre on Saturday 17th September, followed by furtherRead more ›

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Olli Mustonen’s Summer 2022

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With a programme featuring Sibelius, Mustonen, and Scriabin, Olli Mustonen began his summer with a recital at the Ruhr Piano Festival. ‘Olli Mustonen shows enormous courage in presenting the first part of his programme […]. The result is simply magnificent and is all too rarely heard on stage.’ – Astrid Kordak for WAZ Mülheim. ReadRead more ›

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Mustonen appointed Principal Guest Conductor designate – Lapland Chamber Orchestra

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Congratulations to Olli Mustonen on being appointed Principal Guest Conductor of the Lapland Chamber Orchestra in Rovaniemi. The position will begin in January 2023, and he will join the orchestra to conduct and perform as soloist twice each year as well as give a piano recital on each visit. Coinciding with this exciting announcement, MustonenRead more ›

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Olli Mustonen in Belo Horizonte, Brazil

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Olli Mustonen takes up his triple-role as conductor, composer, and pianist, returning to Brazil after two and a half years to conduct the Orquestra Filarmônica de Minas Gerais in an exhilarating programme featuring Mustonen’s The Old Church at Petajavesi, and his playing Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 25 in C major.  

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Olli Mustonen in London and Milan with Steven Isserlis

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Olli Mustonen embarks upon a duo tour with long-time recital partner Steven Isserlis to Barnes Music Festival and St. Luke’s Music Society in London, followed by further recitals at Serate Musicali in Milan and Unione Musicale in Torino, performing Mendelssohn’s Variations Concertantes, Mustonen’s own Cello Sonata, Martinu’s Sonata No. 3, and Beethoven’s Cello Sonata No.Read more ›

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Olli Mustonen in Russia

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Olli Mustonen performs Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy at the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall in Moscow, as part of Yuri Bashmet’s birthday celebration. He is joined by soloists including oboist Albrecht Mayer, operatic bass René Pape and soprano Aida Garifullina, as well as vocal ensemble Intrada. Next month, Mustonen returns to Russia for the Winter International Arts FestivalRead more ›

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Olli Mustonen in Prague

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This week, Olli Mustonen performs with the Prague Philharmonia under the baton of Marcelo Lehninger. The programme celebrates the music of Ludwig van Beethoven, and features Martinu, whose style is believed to be reminiscent of Brahms, who himself characteristically follows that of Beethoven. This will be Mustonen’s final performance in 2021, following the annual EcumenicalRead more ›

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