Bagpipe Museum, in Morpeth, UK

In the small, charming town of Morpeth, Northumberland, UK, there is the most wonderful bagpipe museum. I was extremely fortunate to be assisting Zexuan Qiao in his research on Border Pipes. We were received by a fellow piper and museum curator Anne Moore. We were...

St. Cecilia’s Hall Music Museum, Edinburgh

My first time in Scotland could not have been more special. I was shown around town by two people that knew it well – Simon Waters (PhD.) and Zexuan Qiao (PhD.c) Sonic Arts Research Center – The Queen’s University of Belfast. Edinburgh is a very very...
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 –...
#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,...