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Jaakko Kuusisto




 

The violinist, conductor and composer Jaakko Kuusisto enjoys an extensive and multi-faceted career that was launched by a series of successes in international violin competitions. He is among the most frequently recorded of Finnish instrumentalists and has recorded concertos by some of the most prominent Finnish contemporary composers. He studied the violin with Géza Szilvay, Tuomas Haapanen, Miriam Fried and Paul Biss.

Kuusisto took up the post of chief conductor of the Kuopio Symphony Orchestra in 2018, and returned to the Finnish National Opera in 2019 to conduct the world première of his new opera Jää (Ice). He is a regular guest conductor with orchestras such as the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra and Lahti Symphony Orchestra, and has previously served as principal guest conductor of the Oulu Symphony Orchestra. Currently he is artistic director of the Oulu Music Festival.

Kuusisto’s Violin Concerto, premièred by Elina Vähälä, has been successful both on record (BIS) and in concerts in Europe, the USA and Asia. He has also written concertos for piano, bassoon, trumpet and, most recently, a cello concerto for Arto Noras. Kuusisto’s other works include chamber and vocal music, several operas, and music for film.

For more information, please visit Jaakko Kuusisto's website.



Bach - Sonatas and Partitas
BIS-2197 SACD
 €30
Aho - Saxophone Concerto and Quintet
BIS-2216 SACD
 €15
Glow - Chamber Music by Jaakko Kuusisto
BIS-2192 SACD
 €15
The Unknown Sibelius
BIS-2065 CD
 €15
Armas Järnefelt - Orchestral Works
BIS-1753 CD
 €15
The Sibelius Edition Vol.9 - Chamber Music II
BIS-1924 CD
5 CDs for the price of 3
 €45
The Sibelius Edition Vol.6 - Violin & Piano
BIS-1915 CD
5 CDs for the price of 3
 €45
The Sibelius Edition Vol.2 - Chamber Music I
BIS-1903 CD
6 CDs for the price of 3
 €45
Uljas Pulkkis - Enchanted Garden
BIS-1339 SACD
 €15
Sibelius - Piano Quintets and Melodramas
BIS-1412 CD
 €15
The Essential SIBELIUS
BIS-1697 CD
15 CDs for the price of 4
 €60
Seriously Sibelius
BIS-1485 CD
“Gramophone recommends”, Gramophone
 €15
Sibelius - Complete Piano Quartets
BIS-1182 CD
 €15
Einojuhani Rautavaara - The Journey
BIS-1315 CD
 €15
Sibelius - Complete Piano Trios, Vol.2
BIS-1292 CD
 €15
Sibelius Soundtrack
BIS-1295 CD
 €15
Sibelius - Complete Piano Trios, Vol.1
BIS-1282 CD
 €15
Kalevi Aho - Symphony No. 3
BIS-1186 CD
Disc of the Year, MusicWeb International; 10/10, ClassicsToday.c...
 €15
Music! - jazz and symphony orchestra
BIS-5015 CD
 €15
Sibelius - Complete Youth Production for Violin and Piano, Vol.2
BIS-1023 CD
 €15
Sibelius - Complete Youth Production for Violin and Piano, Vol.1
BIS-1022 CD
 €15
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