Moments, sounds, and keyboard tales – PianoEspoo 2017

PianoEspoo is a biennial festival focusing in all imaginable aspects of piano music and a forum for the piano classics of the past and future. Performers range from the youth of Finland’s music institutes to internationally celebrated masters of the keyboard. This year’s festival takes place between November 3rd and 19th.

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.


PianoEspoo, known previously as Espoo International Piano Festival, is a biennial event organized for the first time in 1991. Erik T. Tawaststjerna and Marita Viitasalo have served as its previous artistic directors. The 14th edition of the festival, taking place in November 2017, is led by Paavali Jumppanen as the Artistic Director.

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