Musica nova Helsinki is Finland’s biggest festival of contemporary music and one of the leading events of its kind in Europe. Held every other year, it was launched in 1981 as the Helsinki Biennale. Musica nova presents Finnish listeners with the most interesting new music, comments on topical issues and seeks to build bridges between contemporary music and other genres of the arts.
2017 festival venues
Espoo Cultural Centre
Kulttuuriaukio 2, Espoo
Urho Kekkosenkatu 1
Mannerheimintie 13 A
Olaus Petri church
The Finnish National Opera, Almi Hall
WHS Teatteri Union
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In 2015, the festival recorded a total of some 5 500 concert attendances, while a further half a million listeners and viewers followed events on the radio and internet.
The Artistic Director of Musica nova Helsinki is the conductor André de Ridder.
The chief organisers are the Helsinki Festival, the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, the Finnish National Opera, the Tapiola Sinfonietta and the Finnish Broadcasting Company (Yle).
Supported by: The City of Helsinki, Ministry of Education and Culture, The Society of Finnish Composers
Musica nova Helsinki is a member of the Finland Festivals organisation.