I’ve performed solo piano improvisation concerts at the Temppeliaukio Church in Helsinki on an almost weekly basis since 2001.
During spring 2019 I will play there for the 450th time, can you believe it?
It is such a fantastic place!
The church has a wonderful acoustic, it is an architectonical beauty (talking about Wow-architecture) and the Steinway grand piano they have is the best piano I’ve had the honor to play on, ever.
And I’ve played on quite a few to be sure.
In March 2015 I spent two evenings in the church recording improvisations based on songs of the Finnish Book of Hymns. The CD was released on Midsummer Day, June 20th, 2015 and has sold several thousand copies by now.
Here is a short video from the recording session:
On my publisher’s page (SatnaMusic) you can listen to another track of the album called ‘Ilta on tullut, Luojani / Dusk has fallen, my Lord‘
My concerts usually take place on Wednesday mornings (except for May 2nd, 2019, which is a Thursday) starting at 10.15am.
Please check the Gigs page for upcoming dates!
During spring 2019 I will also perform again in a series of chamber concerts called ‘Two Moons’, on Fridays at 3pm.
In these concerts I am improvising in a Duo setting with some of Finland’s most renowned instrumentalists and a couple of international visiting friends, as well.
Welcome to the magical Temppeliaukio Church!