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Ismo Eskelinen



Ismo Eskelinen is acclaimed as one of the world’s finest classical guitarists and has performed at venues such as the Berlin Philharmonie, Amsterdam Concergebouw, the Royal Festival Hall in London and the Théâtre de la Monnaie in Brussels. He regularly appears as soloist with orchestras including the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Lapland Chamber Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra and NWD Philharmonie, collaborating with conductors such as Sakari Oramo, Okko Kamu, John Storgårds, Miguel Harth-Bedoya and Ernest Martínez-Izquierdo.

A dedicated chamber musician, Eskelinen is a regular guest on major festivals worldwide. His repertoire spans from the 16th century to the present day and he has been equally acclaimed for his performances of Bach as for his premières of works written for him by composers such as Einojuhani Rautavaara, Aulis Sallinen, Kalevi Aho, Olli Mustonen and Sebastian Fagerlund. Previous recordings have won prizes and nominations. This is his first recording for BIS. Ismo Eskelinen teaches at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki and is artistic director of the Riihimäki summer concerts in Finland.

For further information please visit Ismo Eskelinen's website.

Fagerlund – Stonework
BIS-2295 SACD
Guitar concerto and orchestral works
 €15
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