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Quarenta Podcast with Adriano Adewale

Quarenta Podcast with Adriano Adewale

"The Quarenta Podcast" means for 40 minutes of chat around Music & Finland On this episode we talked to Adriano Adewale,  a doctoral candidate researching on the performance of the Brazilian "Berimbau", at the Sibelius Academy - University of the Arts Helsinki. He...

#03 Piper Staccato – Michael Vereno

#03 Piper Staccato – Michael Vereno

Another episode of “Piper Staccato – A short interview”, this time with Michael Vereno Piper staccato, a podcast produced by Gonçalo Cruz, is aimed as an international pro-bono project creating cultural bridges. On this episode, Michael Vereno, a piper from Austria,...

Opening of my “Woodwind Research Lab”

Opening of my “Woodwind Research Lab”

It is my absolute pleasure to inform that finally, my bagpipe making workshop is up and running!!! I must say it took too long to give you this news! I feel like I have been moving around my machines since April 2019. Moving all the way from Portugal was challenging,...

Kone Foundation Grantee 2021

Kone Foundation Grantee 2021

I am happy to announce that after being awarded by the Sibelius Academy foundation, with a "Research expenses" grant, and by the Sibelius Academy with a research position for the next 3 years,  I have now been selected as one of the 2021 Kone foundation PhD grantees....

Organizing by designing

Organizing by designing

It is my pleasure to announce that I have been invited by my Sibelius Academy colleagues to collaborate in the organizing of SibA Research Days 2021. After participating as a speaker at the 2020 edition, it is now my duty to help make sure that other colleagues and...

Quarenta Podcast with Javier Sanchez

Quarenta Podcast with Javier Sanchez

Javier Sanchez, is a talented young Bass player living at Helsinki - Finland. He’s a graduate from the Complutense University of Madrid, the Berkley college of music, and more recently the Sibelius Academy -  University of Arts Helsinki In this interview, he tells us...

Torupill | Bagpipes in the Estonian  Museums

Torupill | Bagpipes in the Estonian Museums

Estonia appears today as the richest bagpipe territory, to be bathed by the baltic sea. Although the Torupill (Estonian bagpipe) has suffered an extinction process at the beginning of the 20th century, the efforts of musicians, from the 70s onwards, on recovering this...

Bagpipe festival in Estonia | Torupilli Festival

Bagpipe festival in Estonia | Torupilli Festival

I have been invited to visit Estonia and attend the Torupilli Festival at Viljandi, on the past 23th September. The event is held in March but the organizers were forced to reschedule to September, due to Covid-19 restrictions. It is an familiar event, where one can...

Quarenta Podcast with Ilkka Heinonen

Quarenta Podcast with Ilkka Heinonen

Ilkka Heinonen, is a Finnish musician best known for his groundbreaking work on performing the Jouhikko, an almost forgotten version of the bowed lyre. He’s a Master graduate of Folk music from the Sibelius Academy - University of the Arts Helsinki, with an extensive...

Wood for Säkkipilli prototypes

Wood for Säkkipilli prototypes

We have visited the “Hakalan Puutukku oy” - a family-owned wood trading company in Finland. The company roots go back to 1947 when the Hakala brothers started the timber trade. From the beginning, the business focused on the supply of sawn timber and wood veneers....

Resercher | Sibelius Academy Post

Resercher | Sibelius Academy Post

It is my pleasure to announce that I have been granted with a “Researcher’s Post”, at the MuTri Doctoral School | Sibelius academy | University of the Arts Helsinki, for the duration of my doctoral program. After only half a year of having started my doctoral studies,...

#02 Piper Staccato – Marieke Van Ransbeeck

#02 Piper Staccato – Marieke Van Ransbeeck

The second episode of "Piper Staccato - A short interview", this time with Marieke Van Ransbeeck Piper staccato, a podcast produced by Gonçalo Cruz, is aimed as an international pro-bono project creating cultural bridges. On this episode, this talented piper from...

The 2020 FIL – Festival Interceltic Lorient, not canceled!

The 2020 FIL – Festival Interceltic Lorient, not canceled!

 The 2020 FIL - Festival Interceltic Lorient, appears not to have been cancelled... At least so far. Every year a different world culture is celebrated. This year’s edition, the 50th, is under the theme "Bretagne” (Brittany) and will take place from the 7th-16th of...

SibA Researcher Days 2020 – Gonçalo Cruz

SibA Researcher Days 2020 – Gonçalo Cruz

As previously announced, I presented my doctoral research “Forgotten Bagpipes – The Re-design of the Säkkipilli in Finland” at the Musiikkitalo (Helsinki Music Center) on Tuesday 10th March. Here is the video of my presentation, shared and promoted by the University...

#01 Piper Staccato – Callum Armstrong

#01 Piper Staccato – Callum Armstrong

The first episode of "Piper Staccato - A short interview this time with of Callum Armstrong Piper staccato, a podcast produced by Gonçalo Cruz, is aimed as an international pro-bono project creating cultural bridges. On this episode, Callum Armstrong, a piper from...

SibA Research Days 2020

SibA Research Days 2020

I'm very glad to announce that I'll be presenting my doctoral research "Forgotten Bagpipes - The Re-design of the Säkkipilli in Finland" tomorrow Tuesday 10th Mar, at the Sibelius Academy. It is a larger two day event called SibA Research Days 2020: "The aim is to...

Become a bagpipe student in 2021

Become a bagpipe student in 2021

Bagpipe Lessons for Intermediate Students Helsinki 2021 Lessons for intermediate and advanced students will open in January 2021. It is important that you start your beginner's classes as soon as possible on bagpipe - on-going currently - so that you can choose next...

Bagpipe Lessons for beginners. Now!

Bagpipe Lessons for beginners. Now!

Bagpipe Lessons for beginners 2020 Helsinki Our bagpipe lessons for beginners cover a universal approach to the world of bagpipes. Because some of the bagpipe types are extremely challenging technically and maybe physically straining on the student, only the...

01 Bagpipe Network Meetings Latvian Dūdas

01 Bagpipe Network Meetings Latvian Dūdas

We are happy to announce the Finnd’it Initiative’s 1st ever Network meeting. The theme of this edition is The Latvian Dūdas. Our friends (unfortunately this time, only a few representatives) visit Helsinki on the 30th NOV 2019. Please make sure to inform us by email...

A Finnish Piper living at the National Theater

A Finnish Piper living at the National Theater

  Patrik Weckman, a recent member of our growing Finnish piper’s network, has brought to our attention an interesting artwork by the painter Juho Rissanen (1873-1950). In picture 1 – “Kolme soittajaa” (Three players) – the 1928...

The Alvar Aalto of Flutes – Pentti Mäkelä (1923–1989)

The Alvar Aalto of Flutes – Pentti Mäkelä (1923–1989)

  I was invited by my doctoral supervisor, Kristiina Ilmonen to attend the “Pillipäivät” Being a recent resident of Finland, and not yet knowing the language I wasn’t really aware of what to expect. For me, it was an opportunity to meet likeminded people, and to...

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