This Year's Musicians
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Sibelius Fest 2013

The Musicians

Ari Lehtonen

Classical/contemporary accordionist Ari Lehtonen is a doctoral student at the Sibelius Academy. Ari's performance program includes the keyboard music of J.S. Bach, works by contemporary Finnish composers, and compositions by Argentine nuevo tango composer Ástor Piazzolla (1921-1992).

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August Saarinen & Vuolas Virta

August Saarinen & Vuolas Virta

Jazz/folk ensemble "August Saarinen & Vuolas Virta," which pays tribute to the "king of Finnish tango" Olavi Virta (1915-1972). The musicians are Joonas Mikkilä, Juho Vanamo, Matias Mäntyranta, Miiko Renfors, and Joonas Tuhkanen.

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