Ismo Eskelinen is acclaimed as one of the world’s finest classical guitarists and has performed at venues such as the Berlin Philharmonie, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, 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 at major festivals worldwide. His repertoire spans from the sixteenth 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. His recordings have won prizes and nominations, and on BIS he has previously appeared in Fagerlund’s guitar concerto Transit, receiving critical acclaim for his performance: ‘Ismo Eskelinen plays Transit with remarkable virtuosity and apparently total conviction’ (MusicWeb-International.com). Eskelinen teaches at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki and is artistic director of the Riihimäki summer concerts in Finland.
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