PianoEspoo Festival is back to gather lovers of piano and present virtuosos of the keyboard. The 2017 festival celebrates Finnish pianism featuring a series of new piano concertos as well as numerous events for young musicians. PianoEspoo aims to surprise, to introduce debutantes, and highlight programs of loved and new gems from the piano repertoire. The world-famous Australian Chamber Orchestra will perform two concerts offering unique opportunities to experience thrilling music-making without boundaries.

As always, PianoEspoo Festival is a paradigm of cooperation. Everyone at the festival joins me in expressing sincere thanks to the festival’s supporters and contributing partners. The 2017 festival promises to be another stellar and memorable celebration of piano music.

Paavali Jumppanen, Artistic Director

PianoEspoo Festival invites young pianists from Finland’s Capital Region to take part in the Tapiola Youth Piano Competition, organized this year for the second time. The competition is open to candidates up to 15 years of age, who study piano at a music institution in the region. The competition takes place in Louhi Hall at Espoo Culture Center during the PianoEspoo Festival. www.tapiolapianokilpailu.fi


PianoEspoo, previously known as Espoo International Piano Festival, is a biennial event organized for the first time in 1991 as the first Finnish festival dedicated solely to piano music. The festival was established on the initiative of the Espoo Cultural Centre. Since 2001 the Espoo Music Festival Association has been the organizer. Professor Erik T. Tawaststjerna and pianist Marita Viitasalo where the festival’s co-artistic directors until 2009 from whence Ms. Viitasalo continued by herself serving in the role. The 14th edition of PianoEspoo takes place in November 2017 and it is led by pianist Paavali Jumppanen who took on the responsibilities as the artistic director in 2015.

Festival Office

Executive Director: Veera Paasi
+358 50 38 51 623

Producer Petra Piiroinen
+358 50 43 84 633

Producer Matilda Åkerblom
Tapiola Youth Piano Competition
+358 50 46 63 665