Woodwinds 1st to 8th June 2019



Internationally renowned woodwind teachers and the esteemed teachers of the Sibelius Academy, Uniarts Helsinki combine their forces teaching master classes for all woodwind instruments as a part of the Sibelius Summer Academy from 1st until 8th June 2019. The program aims to bring together gifted woodwinds students from all over the world to get inspiration, top-level education and unique performance opportunities in one of the world’s leading music universities.


Emily Beynon, flute (Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra)
Sophie Cherrier, flute (Ensemble intercontemporain, Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse de Paris)
Petri Alanko, flute (Sibelius Academy, Uniarts Helsinki)
Anni Haapaniemi, oboe (Sibelius Academy, Uniarts Helsinki)
Veera Pesu, oboe (Sibelius Academy, Uniarts Helsinki)
Dominik Wollenweber, oboe (Berliner Philharmoniker)
Calogero Palermo, clarinet (Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra)
Harri Mäki, clarinet (Sibelius Academy, Uniarts Helsinki)
Christoffer Sundqvist, clarinet (Sibelius Academy, Uniarts Helsinki and Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra)
Claude Delangle, saxophone (Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse de Paris)
Joonatan Rautiola, saxophone (Sibelius Academy, Uniarts Helsinki)
Dag Jensen, bassoon (Norwegian Academy of Music, University of Music and Performing Arts Munich)
Jussi Särkkä, bassoon (Sibelius Academy, Uniarts Helsinki)

All participants from outside the Sibelius Academy will get minimum 3x45 min individual lessons. On flute and clarinet, one with each teacher. In oboe, mr. Dominik Wollenweber will give half of the lessons and Sibelius Academy teachers Veera Pesu and Anni Haapaniemi the other half. Bassoon teachers Dag Jensen and Jussi Särkkä will divide their responsibilities equally. Same applies to saxophone teachers Claude Delangle and Joonatan Rautiola.

All lessons will have an outstanding pianist and you can listen to all masterclasses and daily concerts.

There will also be a cadenza composing workshop taught by pianist Iiro Rantala. Students interested in the subject will be able to sign up for the workshop.

Students will have daily performing opportunities in the Helsinki Music Centre and in other venues in its proximity.

Professor Jensen is coming with the generous contribution from the Norwegian Academy of Music.


2 June at 7 pm, Camerata hall – Light and Shadow
Academy Woodwinds
Petri Komulainen, conductor

3 June at 7 pm, Camerata hall – Helsinki Grand Tango
Janne Rättyä, accordion
Harri Mäki, clarinet
Joonatan Rautiola, saxophone
Jaani Helander, cello

4 June at 7 pm, Camerata hall – The French Connection
Sivan Magen, harp
Sophie Cherrier, flute
Dominik Wollenweber, oboe
Dag Jensen, bassoon

5 June at 7 pm, Camerata hall – Mostly Martinů
Jan Thuri, oboe
Irvin Venyš, clarinet
Martin Petrák, bassoon

6 June at 6 pm, Camerata hall – Masters of Saxophone
Claude Delangle, saxophone
Joonatan Rautiola, saxophone
Marko Hilpo, piano

6 June at 9 pm, Camerata hall – Happy Hour
Calogero Palermo, clarinet
Harri Mäki, clarinet
Briosa string quartet:
Aino Yamaguchi, violin
Ida Westerlund, violin
Julie Svacinová, alto
Siiri Nieminen, violoncello

7 June at 7 pm, Camerata hall – Mozart in the Jungle
Emily Beynon, flute
Reka Szilvay, violin
Lilli Maijala, viola
Jaani Helander, cello
Christoffer Sundqvist, clarinet
Tero Toivonen, horn
Kirill Kozlovski, piano

8 June at 4 pm, Musiikkitalo Concert hall – Closing Gala Concert "Feel Mozart"

Tapiola Sinfonietta and the woodwind students of the Sibelius Academy join forces under the baton of Michael Collins in the final concert of the week.
Tapiola Sinfonietta, students of the Sibelius Academy
Michael Collins, conductor
Christoffer Sundqvist, clarinet
Iiro Rantala, piano