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 –...
#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...
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,...
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...
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...