The Finnish Music Publishers Association (MPA Finland) has awarded me with the “Contemporary Composer of the Year” award. Previous winners include for example Kalevi Aho and Lotta Wennäkoski.
Jun 12 AUF: Accordion Expanded with Avanti! Quartet in Porvoo Villa Albert. Works by
Abrahamsen, Dvorak, Katzer, Kujala, Piazzolla, Rihm and Wennäkoski (world premiere)
Jun 30- Avanti Summer Sounds -festival in Porvoo Taidetehdas, concertos “Stream and River Motion” by Markus
Jul 4 Fagerudd and “Busking” by HK Gruber, orchestral pieces, chamber music, Pipoka performance etc.
Jul 15-17 Premiere performance of opera Lisbeta by Karolina Eiriksdottir at Åland
Jul 27 Gourmet @ JazzEspa, Helsinki
Aug 25 Helsinki Festival: Run Time Error & Asthma, music of Simon Steen-Andersen @ Helsinki Music Centre Camerata-Hall
Sep 17 Klangspuren-festival, trio with Frank Gratkowski (sax) and Ignaz Schick (turntables)
Oct 1–2 Soundscapes München with Harri Sjöström (sax), Phil Wachsmann (violin), Evan Parker (sax) etc.