Kuhmo in Eastern Finland is a paradise of music during the annual Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival. Music can be heard from early morning events till late evening concerts.
Kuhmo in Eastern Finland is a paradise of music during the annual Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival. Music can be heard from early morning events till late evening concerts. But is not only the music that matters in Kuhmo. The combinations of culture and pure nature make Kuhmo very special. The Austrian music magazine Die Festspiele has said that the strengths of the Festival are “blue lakes, white nights, cosy atmosphere and unique music”.
The 54th Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival will take place between 14th and 27th July 2024. The festival’s artistic directors, the violinists Minna Pensola and Antti Tikkanen, have designed this year’s programme around the theme of ‘Borderlines’. The idea of borders and boundaries is examined from many different angles – geographical, linguistic, cultural, social, spiritual and physical, to name but a few. This year’s festival comprises almost 60 concerts featuring a total of around 300 works.
In total, approximately 120 artists from Finland and abroad will perform at this year’s festival. Perennial audience favourites include the violinists Daniel Rowland and Elina Vähälä, as well as the Danel Quartet and Storioni Trio. Making a return to Kuhmo after a short hiatus are the soprano Anu Komsi and the Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra. Alongside this summer’s artists and featured composers, the composer Osmo Tapio Räihälä will be on hand to give short presentations about each day’s programmes.
Don’t miss Kuhmo – the world capital of chamber music!
- Monday: 09:00-15:30
- Tuesday: 09:00-15:30
- Wednesday: 09:00-15:30
- Thursday: 09:00-15:30
- Friday: 09:00-15:30
Torikatu 39, 88900 KuhmoAccessible