Gallery 2019


Greetings from the Artistic Director


“The world of contemporary music today is kaleidoscopic. Many different styles coexist, the old ‘schools’ of thought and creative process are unravelling or have been overcome, the concept of an ‘Avantgarde’ has become relative if not even redundant. This is an open, level playing field.

Beauty in imperfection


Flutist Lina Andonovska’s solo concert offers visual fireworks as well as sonic ones. The concert features mash-ups from Quentin Tarantino’s films Pulp Fiction and Kill Bill and draws inspiration from glitch art.

Musica nova examines musical dialogues across the Atlantic


Finland’s largest contemporary music festival, Musica nova Helsinki, has published its upcoming programme. The festival will be held during 1–10 February 2019.

”This year’s festival explores many examples of cross-Atlantic musical and cultural dialogues – at a time when North America and Europe may be drifting apart politically. But on the contrary, a new generation of [...]

Ensemble intercontemporain will perform at Musica nova


This iconic contemporary music orchestra returns to Helsinki after a decade away!

Founded by Pierre Boulez in 1976, the Ensemble intercontemporain has earned its place as the world’s most esteemed chamber orchestra with a passion for contemporary music. Based in Paris, the orchestra is comprised of 31 top musicians specialising in 20th and 21st-century music. The [...]


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 Feb 2.–10. 2021