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Tuuli Takala has won two Special Prizes at the 34th International Hans Gabor Belvedere singing competition! Stay tuned for more information!
This just in:
We are thrilled to announce that already next week Tuuli will make her house debut at the renowned Semperoper Dresden in Germany! She has jumped in to take on the role of Barbarina in a brand new production of Le nozze di Figaro. The production premieres in Dresden on June 20th, and will also be seen as a guest production at the Savonlinna Opera Festival in Savonlinna, Finland, this July.
For more information and show dates, check out the Calendar.
In a couple of weeks Tuuli will be performing two recital concerts in Tokyo, Japan – in the Musashino Shimin Bunka Kaikan Recital Hall with pianist Masahiro Saito and in the Yamaha Ginza Concert Salon with pianist Yoshio Hamano. Both recitals have a special emphasis on music by Jean Sibelius, as we are celebrating the 150th birthday of the Finnish national composer.
Equally exciting, the next season holds Tuuli’s opera debut in Germany as well as a role debut in Finland, to name but a few. Stay tuned for more information! :)
After a successful premiere on Sunday April 12th, this week is filled with performances of Gioachino Rossini's Il Viaggio a Reims by the Sibelius Academy Opera. In this modern and politically bold production Tuuli is taking on the vocal acrobatics of La Contessa di Folleville. Her performance has received praise for being "downright sovereign" (Rondo Classic magazine) and "the crazy French Member of the European Parlament, who indeed sang brilliantly" (HBL). You can still catch the show on the following dates:
Wednesday 15.4. at 19:00
Thursday 16.4. at 19:00
Friday 17.4. at 19:00
and Sunday 19.4. at 16:00
(all shows in the Sonore Hall of the Helsinki Music Center)
A warm welcome to enjoy the ride!
A huge thank you once again to the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, the Music House Choir and conductor John Storgårds for a wonderful concert on March 31st! It was a joy and honor to be a part of this lovely concert as the soprano soloist in W.A. Mozart's Requiem, alongside distinguished singers Niina Keitel, Jussi Myllys and Mika Kares. Thank you! And a special thanks to baritone Gerald Finley for his sublime art in the first half of the concert!
For those of you who didn't have the chance to be there to witness the concert live, there's good news to come! The concert was recorded for the Helsinki Channel and can be watched online for the next 30 days. You're welcome to watch it here:
Mozart's Requiem starting at 02:01:00
And for those of you who are interested, there's a bonus interview with Mika Kares and Tuuli starting at: 1:51:35 (in Finnish) :)
Hyvää Pääsiäistä! Happy Easter!
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.