50 years Estonian bagpipe revival

50 years Estonian bagpipe revival

Yes! I’ll be speaking about my Baltic bagpipe research at the “Tauli torupill 50”, in Estonia, Riidaja Torupillitalu, on the 16th of October next! Estonian pipers are celebrating the anniversary of the Taul’s bagpipe – 50 years since the revival of the Estonian...
A Research Affinity Project, for SibA – UNIARTS

A Research Affinity Project, for SibA – UNIARTS

I am extremely excited about working on this new project for the Sibelius Academy – UNIARTS. The idea of a visual map for our University has been on my mind since 2020. Me and prof. Jan Schacher will be presenting this project to our colleagues next 13th of...
Forgotten Bagpipes of the Baltic Sea

Forgotten Bagpipes of the Baltic Sea

It was an incredible experience to share my research at the Conference: “Artistic research: various fields, approaches, experiences” It was organised by the Latvian Academy of Music, in the beautiful city of Riga. The conference had a myriad of subject...
3D Printing our way to success

3D Printing our way to success

3D Printing our way to success. We are moving! The PRUSA equipment is a breeze to work with. Such seamless operation, interface, and software made it possible for us to print our first Flute Prototypes in record time. However, this came only after many weeks of...
Alfred Kordelin Foundation supports Finnish Flutes

Alfred Kordelin Foundation supports Finnish Flutes

It’s is my pleasure to announce that our working team, at the Folk Flute Academy Finland, has been awarded a grant by the Alfred Kordelin Foundation. This time around it was Mimmi Laaksonen that successfully led our team, in securing the full support of this important...
Quarenta Podcast with Pia Siirala

Quarenta Podcast with Pia Siirala

  Quarenta Podcast. 40 minutes chat around Music & Finland. Pia Siirala studied at the Sibelius Academy, the Budapest Liszt Academy and at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory. She is concertmaster of Ensemble XXI, founded by conductor Lygia O’Riordan, with...
The Finnish Folk Flutes have now an Academy

The Finnish Folk Flutes have now an Academy

I’m very glad to announce that I have been invited to take part in the project “Folk Flute Academy Finland”. It’s a small team led by the wonderful musicians and pedagogues Kirsi Ojala, and Mimmi Laaksonen, in conjugation with a larger international team with...
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 –...