We are delighted to announce that in two months time Tuuli will make her debut with the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra (Helsingin kaupunginorkesteri) as the soprano soloist in W.A. Mozart's Requiem. With John Storgårds conducting, and the soloist roster including Gerald Finley, Niina Keitel, Jussi Myllys and Mika Kares, this wonderful concert on March 31 in the Music Center Concert Hall of Helsinki will be a treat for music lovers! We hope to see you there, Welcome!
This year has been filled with unforgettable moments and experiences in the world of music and on my path as a singer. A huge thank you again for each and every one of you who have been involved in making these events possible, memorable and special! Now it is time for a short Christmas Holiday after which the new year will start with whole new adventures! :-)
Stay tuned already for early January, as the first concert to start the New Year 2015 will be the Strauss Gala Concert in Oulu, Finland, on January 9th, with Oulu Sinfonia, and Kalle Kuusava conducting. More information available in the Calendar and Tickets from Lippupalvelu. Welcome!
And now, I want to wish everyone a Joyous Christmas and a Happy New Year 2015!
Nyt haluan toivottaa kaikille Rauhallista Joulua sekä Säihkyvää Uutta Vuotta 2015!
This December will be filled with spirit and warmth of the season! :)
Sydämellisesti tervetuloa nauttimaan joulutunnelmasta sekä sulosävelistä tämän vuoden joulukonserteissa Ylioppilaskunnan Laulajien sekä KYL:n kanssa! :)
Lisätietoja löytyy Kalenterista.
Iloista joulunodotusta kaikille!
On November 11th the Young Musicians of the Year 2014 - Tuuli Takala and Waltteri Torikka - performed in concert with pianist Ville Matvejeff in the Tampere Hall in Finland. Feel free to check out the review of this successful concert.
Once again we would like to thank the Pro Musica Foundation of Finland for their generous support and for the acknowledgement!
Exciting times! Tomorrow Tuuli will make her first recital performance in London, the UK, with pianist Mikhail Shilyaev. A warm welcome to enjoy beautiful operatic tunes by Gounod, Puccini, Mozart and Donizetti, among others, as well as a taste of Finnish music in songs by Sibelius. The concert is held at St. James's Church, Sussex Gardens, Paddington in collaboration with the Joensuu Music Festival and the M.C.S. Young Artists Fund.
A whole new production of Le Nozze di Figaro will premiere in only one week in the Finnish National Opera in Helsinki! A warm welcome to experience this wonderful opera, in which Tuuli is making her role debut as Susanna. More info and show dates to be found from the Calendar.
UPDATE: Sneak peak for all you enthusiast fans out there! :) Check out this trailer for Le Nozze di Figaro, by the Finnish National Opera.
In the coming season Tuuli will be making her first recital performances in London, the UK and in Tokyo, Japan.
On October 4th 2014 she will perform in an operatic recital in St. James' s Church (Paddington) together with pianist Mikhail Shilyaev, in association with the Joensuu Music Festival and the M.C.S. Young Artists Fund. Next Spring, on May 28th 2015, she will give a recital in the Musashino Civic Cultural Hall in Tokyo, Japan, with pianist Masahiro Saitoh.
Stay tuned for more information - details to be announced soon! :)
We have added some reviews from Tuuli's concerts and performances from the summer 2014. These include reviews from Tuuli's successful debut as the Queen of the Night in Mozart's the Magic Flute at the Savonlinna Opera Festival. You're welcome to check out all the reviews here.
" The stars of the show are tenor Tuomas Katajala and soprano Tuuli Takala. … The debutante Tuuli Takala succeeds to dazzle in the role of the Queen of the Night. The voice of the graceful and beautiful Queen springs easily into the high coloraturas and delivers a thrilling ferocious tone. "
Hannu-Ilari Lampela / Helsingin Sanomat 16.7.2014
" Another fantastic debut at the Olavinlinna Castle was the Queen of the Night, portrayed by the winner of the Timo Mustakallio competition Tuuli Takala, who infatuated a nearly full audience.
Even the highest tones chimed free and silver-bright, and above all – pure. It feels as if Takala was born to be the Queen of the Night, so naturally she tackled these superhumanly difficult arias. And still there is the needed might and anger in her singing. Also the low register had sternness. "
Riitta-Leena Lempinen-Vesa / Itä-Savo 18.7.2014
Tonight, on July 16th Tuuli will be making her debut at the Savonlinna Opera Festival as the Queen of the Night in the legendary production of Die Zauberflöte - Taikahuilu! Other show dates are July 22nd and July 26th. A warm welcome to enjoy the magic and beauty of this fairytale opera!
Tuuli has been named Young Musician of the Year 2014 by the Pro Musica Foundation in Finland, along with Finnish baritone Waltteri Torikka! Due to this wonderful acknowledgement these two talented singers will perform together in concert later this year. More information to be announced soon.
We are proud to announce that Tuuli will be making her debut as Susanna in W.A. Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro in the Finnish National Opera in Autumn 2014! Check out the Calendar for more information. Ticket sales will begin on 4.8.2014 for all shows.