Gallery 2017


Musica nova Helsinki thanks its audience!


Musica nova Helsinki gathered together 7 600 people to the concerts and lectures organized during the festival. Over half a million people followed the festival through Yle’s radio emissions and streamed concerts.

Musica nova thanks everyone involved and welcomes you all to the next festival in February 2019! The exact dates will be published later.

Musica nova Helsinki kicks off on Wednesday February 1


Finland’s biggest contemporary music event features over 20 concerts and a number of premieres by both Finnish and international composers. The festival starts with an opening concert by FRSO.

See whole program:

European premiere of Grawemeyer Award-winning Play at Musica nova Helsinki


The Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra is to perform Play by American composer Andrew Norman at the opening concert of Musica nova Helsinki on February 1. Recent winner of the Grawemeyer Award, Play will replace the premiere of Tyondai Braxton’s TELEKINESIS.

The Boston Modern Orchestra Project performed “Play’s” premiere in 2013, and released a recording on its [...]

Matthew Herbert to perform at Musica nova


The experimental producer, DJ and musician Matthew Herbert will perform at Musica nova on the 5th of February. His latest record The Music was released in 2016 – as a book.

“Somewhere buried in the last 100 years between the invention of the microphone, the tape machine, the sampler and the computer, music has undergone a [...]


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 February 2019.