Presenting our musicians: Hannu Vasara
Hannu Vasara started playing another instrument, but for practical reasons he switched to violin. That might be as well, since Vasara and his violin is a familiar sight for friends of many a musical genre!
Presenting Juhana Salminen
If you have visited any of the FiBO events during the last one and a half year, you might have caught a glimpse of Juhana Salminen. He is the producer of FiBO’s regional project Sprouts of the Northeast (Koillisen versoja) in northeast Helsinki. Juhana also works with the productions of Helsinki Early Music Festival.
Our own mini festival in Berlin
Greetings from the artistic board
New artistic planner elected
The Aria Borealis competition is getting closer
For the first time at the turn of June-July in Bodø, Northern Norway, the Aria Borealis competition brings together young singers enthusiastic about baroque music. FiBO is one of the organizers of the competition, so FiBO's Executive Manager Laura Kajander got to answer a few interview questions. The first round will be held on Monday 27th of June and the second on Saturday 2nd of July. They can be followed through the live-stream. You will find the stream link here.
Interview with Olga Heikkilä
Soprano Olga Heikkilä is a versatile musician, and according to one answer, the work as a professional musician is indeed very demanding and requires various skills.
Presenting our new artistic planner
FiBO’s new artistic planner is violinist Anthony Marini! What kinds of ideas and plans does he have in mind regarding this new role? Anthony has also been featured earlier in a musician interview. (In addition to the artistic planner, FiBO’s leadership trio includes artistic director Petteri Pitko and managing director Laura Kajander. Pauliina Fred was the artistic planner from 2018–2021.)
Austrian signs of life during times of Covid
Piia Maunula, oboe student in Salzburg, Austria, how has the pandemic affected your life? (The text was written in December 2021.)
Traveling with a wolf
In the autumn of 2020, the project Rapitative took place in Kaarela. Riika J. Virtanen joined the group of performers. The project was a part of FiBO's At the Roots and the National Theater’s At the Arch -projects, which carry out regional work in accordance with the Helsinki model, where residents of the area can experience and make culture in a new way. This autumn, the residents of Kaarela can participate in the event called Encounters in the Baroque Market.