• The Christmas Revels: A Nordic Celebration of the Winter Solstice

    Presented at the Hopkins Center for the Arts at Dartmouth College, New Hampshire

    December 14-17, 2017 read more

  • Go Kantele!

    You don’t have to be a Finn to appreciate kantele. read more

  • Finland 100

    Finland is celebrating 100 years of independence in 2017. The theme of the year is “Together’.

    The Finns and the friends of Finland have been organizing events all around the world to celebrate our independence!

    It has been 7 years since I visited my family in Finland and I miss my country and my family, even more so during this year. read more

  • Happy Solstice!


    I have just returned from my 17 day trip to Washington DC. As I already mentioned in my previous post I was a guest performer in Washington Revels 2016 Christmas Revels production.

    The show celebrates Winter Solstice, the darkest day of the year shifting toward light. read more

  • Christmas Revels

    Please join us to celebrate Nordic Christmas at George Washington University Lisner Auditorium in Washington D.C. December 16-18.

    I am performing with Washington Revels as the Tradition-Bearer of Finnish music. read more

  • Kalevala

    February 28 is the Kalevala day (the Day of Finnish Culture) in Finland. Kalevala is the National Epic of Finland, the first edition published in 1835 by Elias Lönnrot. Elias Lönnrot collected Finnish folk poetry from the rune singers of Finland in 1828-1834 and compiled it into an epic poem Kalevala. read more

  • Kantele Stories

    When I came to this country many years ago, I was prepared for a life that would be very different from what I knew in Finland. I had studied Finnish music at Sibelius Academy and was convinced that here in San Diego I would never find an audience for the music that I loved so much. read more