Introduction

Helsinki Chamber Music Festival

Now being held for the fifth time, the Helsinki Chamber Music Festival is a series of concerts in downtown Helsinki. The beautiful venues, light summer evenings and urban atmosphere of the Finnish capital provide a unique setting for this festival of music. Artists from both Finland and abroad will this year be giving nine concerts in relaxed, inspiring surroundings.

The opening concert will be held at the Helsinki Central Library, Oodi. The Suomenlinna fortress will be the setting for a sea-related evening of Lieder, and the G18 hall for a programme of music by Slavonic composers. Animals will be in carnival mood at the children’s concert in the Helsinki Music Centre foyer, and the festival will culminate in the Ernest Chausson concerto in the lofty acoustics of St John’s Church.

Jaani Helander and Kreeta-Julia Heikkilä,
the Artistic Directors of Helsinki Chamber Music Festival