Radio Symphony Orchestra: TELEKINESIS

Wed 1.2. at 19
Music Centre, Concert Hall
Tickets 32,50–8 €, Ticket sale starts in January

The opening concert, conducted by new Artistic Director André de Ridder, features both world and Finnish premieres.

Opening Club

Wed 1.2. at 21.30
G Livelab
Tickets: 20 / 15 €, G Livelab

Electric guitar takes the lead at Nova’s late-night first-day session


UMO & Kari Ikonen: Twelve Fn Kies

Thu 2.2. 15.30, 16.30 & 18.30
Kamppi Centre
Free entry

Antti Auvinen’s new concerto for Moog synthesizer and big band will fill the Kamppi Centre in three different concerts.

Veli Kujala, recital

Thu 2.2. at 17.00
Kamppi Chapel
Free entrance

This recital presents one of the most distinctive voices in contemporary Finnish music, as both composer and performer.


Festival tabloid published!


The Musica nova Helsinki tabloid features articles and presentations of the festival’s artists and composers. It’s distributed in the Helsinki center, at the festival venues, libraries and cafés. The articles are mostly in Finnish.

Whole program published!


Contemporary art music meets modern electronic at Musica nova Helsinki. Alongside new classical music the festival, under the theme of Open Spaces, will also be focusing more strongly than before on electronic music and avant-garde pop.

The chief guests are Grawemeyer Award-winning Michel van der Aa from the Netherlands, American composer, guitarist and multimedia artist Tyondai Braxton, the stargaze collective [...]

Welcome to Musica nova Helsinki 2017!


I am very excited to present my first programme as Artistic Director of Musica nova. It’s a privilege to share my passion for new music with you. I am grateful for your and their trust, and to return the favour, let us take you on a journey in Music Space.

My main belief when it comes [...]

Finnish premiere of Michel van der Aa’s Blank Out at Musica nova


A breathtaking combination of opera, 3D-media, poetry, eighties beats and techno. Blank Out pushes operatic boundaries taking the art form to a next level. Nova and the Finnish National Opera is proud to bring the opera to Finland so soon after its world premiere, already hailed as historic.

As in his other works, composer Michel van [...]


Musica nova Helsinki

Musica nova Helsinki is Finland’s largest contemporary music festival. Held biennially, it presents the very latest music, composers now making their mark internationally, and contemporary classics.

The next Musica nova Helsinki is held on 1.-12.2.2017. 

Gallery 2015