Brass @ Sibelius Academy 5.-10.6.2017

Brass @ Sibelius Academy is a new international education and concert event for brass instruments in Helsinki. It was organised for the first time on June 6th-12th 2016.

The next festival will be on June 5th to 10th 2017. 

The teachers and artists for the event include brass teachers from the Sibelius Academy of the University of the Arts Helsinki and a group of other internationally acclaimed brass instrumentalists. In addition to master classes, the event will also feature a high-level concert series in the Helsinki Music Centre and the Temppeliaukio Church.

The Brass @ Sibelius Academy event is realized with the financial aid from Svenska Kulturfonden. The project aims to strengthen nordic collaboration and exchange of know-how within education of brass instruments.

 

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Historical authentic valved brass instruments on display during the Brass @ Sibelius Academy festival



 

In conjunction with the Vanhan Kaartin torvisoittokunta concert program on June 6, Dr Paul Niemistö has collected some of the authentic old valved brass instruments used in Finland during the years before Independence. These instruments, along with some photographs and a video monitor, will be displayed in the foyer of the Music Center.

Several brass bands from around Finland have loaned these instruments from their storage closets. Some of them were manufactured in Helsinki, and all are of a design that is no longer made. This exhibit, located near the ticket office, will be on display until after the Sibelius Academy Brass Festival is over.

Come and experience yourself what were the instruments used in Finland in the years before the independence!