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 [...] Read more

A film director turns to opera

The acclaimed film director Zaida Bergroth tells of her debut as a stage director:

In May 2014 I got an unexpected phone call from Lilli Paasikivi, Artistic Director of the Finnish National Opera, asking me how my diary looked for early 2015 and whether I would be interested in stage-directing Toshio Hosokawa’s opera The Raven at [...] Read more

Creative Dialogue: Kaija Saariaho

The Creative Dialogue workshop to be held in 2015 for the seventh time has been a success story gathering together young composers and musicians since 2008. Its aim is to foster creative dialogue that will benefit and inspire both parties and the field of music in general.

The workshop and its execution serve as a fitting [...] Read more

Creative Dialogue: Kaija Saariaho

The Creative Dialogue workshop to be held in 2015 for the seventh time has been a success story gathering together young composers and musicians since 2008. Its aim is to foster creative dialogue that will benefit and inspire both parties and the field of music in general.

The workshop and its execution serve as a fitting [...] Read more

Anssi Karttunen

Musica nova Helsinki, or Helsinki Biennale as it was called until 1997, has been a central part of my life since its creation 1981. The list of musicians and composers whom I have met at the festival and who have later become part of my everyday life is very long.

To prove how formative the festival [...] Read more