JUULIA SALO

Kantele artist

Juulia

Juulia Salo (née Pölönen) is a professional, energetic, and open-minded kantele artist and pedagogue who is known especially for her high-level contemporary and classical music repertoire. Juulia is always looking to expand her horizons and thrives on improvising and finding new musical dimensions and techniques with her kantele in different styles and genres.

In 2015 Juulia won the 3rd International Kantele Competition, receiving an honorary distinction for her performance of the virtuosic kantele solo piece Toccata by Pekka Jalkanen.

Juulia graduated as Master of Music from the Sibelius Academy of the University of Arts in 2017. She has worked with and premiered pieces by composers J-T Vesikkala-Wittmacher, Heidi Hassinen, Dante Thelestam, Esa Ylivaara, Perttu Pölönen, Patrik Kako and Michaela Augustinová.

Juulia has performed in Finland, Czech Republic, Malta, Hungary, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, and the UK. Since 2016 Juulia has been employed as a musician to perform for the thousands of international visitors in the Rock Church of Helsinki. She is currently working as a kantele teacher in Nurmijärvi and Keskinen Uusimaa music schools.

 
 

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Calendar

2021

14.8 klo 18.00 Kalkkeen meri ahtona - konsertti harmonikkataiteilija Timo Kinnusen kanssa, Oulun tuomiokirkko.

13.10 klo 19.00 Sibbe live: Ua hoi! - konsertti Turun Sibelius-museossa osana Suomen solistiyhdistyksen maakunnallisten konserttien sarjaa. Duo Eija Kankaanranta ja Juulia Salo.

18.10 klo 18.30 Ua hoi! - konsertti Kampin kappelissa. Duo Eija Kankaanranta ja Juulia Salo.

20.11 klo 19 Something Like Home, Caisa kulttuurikeskus / Helsinki.

7.12 Private event, Mieli ry

2022

4.3 at 15.00 Two Moons chamber concert series, Sid Hille meets Juulia Salo, Temppeliaukio Church / Helsinki

8.3 at 11.00 Temppeliaukio Church / Helsinki

11.3 at 18.00 Concert for Peace at Suomi-Syyria ystävyysseura ry / Espoo

26.3 at 10.00 Amandan aamukahvit, Nurmijärven seurakunta / Klaukkala

2.4 klo 16 Ua hoi! - konsertti, Duo Eija Kankaanranta & Juulia Salo, SibaFest / Kuopion musiikkikeskus

3.4 klo 16 Ua hoi! - konsertti, Duo Eija Kankaanranta & Juulia Salo, Kouvolan kaupungintalo

5.4 klo 19 Ua hoi! - konsertti, Duo Eija Kankaanranta & Juulia Salo, SibaFest / Helsinki

5.5 klo 19 Kansainvälisen kanteleyhtyekilpailun avajaiskonsertti, Duo Eija Kankaanranta & Juulia Salo, Pyynikkisali / Tampereen konservatorio

20.5 klo 20 Something Like Home, Global Fest, Black Box, Musiikkitalo / Helsinki

 

2019

1.2 Arctic Paradise Contemporary / Helsinki

30.3 Kulttuurikeskus Studium Catholicum / Helsinki

5.4 4H-SÄÄTIÖ / Helsinki

6.-7.4 Karjalan sivistysseuran heimopäivät / Jyväskylä

29.4 at 18.00 Tuokiokuvia kolmella kanteleella. Atmospheres concert with three solo kanteles / Puotilan kappeli, Helsinki

3.5 at 17.00 V International Kantele competition's opening concert / Turku Conservatoire

27.5 at 10-12 Temppeliaukio Church / Helsinki

28.5 at 10-12 & 13-15 Temppeliaukio Church / Helsinki

30.5 at 13-15 Temppeliaukio Church / Helsinki

3.-4.6 at 10-12 & 13-15 Temppeliaukio Church / Helsinki

5.6 at 13-15 Temppeliaukio Church / Helsinki

21.6 at 18 Espoon tuomiokirkkoseurakunnan juhannusjuhla, Auroran kappeli / Espoo

24.-28.6 at 10-12 & 13-15 Temppeliaukio Church / Helsinki

29.6 at 10-12 Temppeliaukio Church / Helsinki

7.7 at 18 Final Concert of the Chamber Music course. Duo Juulia Salo & Janne Savela. Time of Music Summer Academy / Viitasaari

9.7 at 10-12 & 13-15 Temppeliaukio Church / Helsinki

31.7 at 10-12 & 13-15 Temppeliaukio Church / Helsinki

1.8 at 10-12 & 13-15 Temppeliaukio Church / Helsinki

2.-3.8 at 10-12 Temppeliaukio Church / Helsinki

25.8 Private event / Helsinki

27.8 at 19 Sattuma-Klubi / Helsinki

26.10 at 17 Kantele and guitar concert, Monikko / Klaukkala

30.10 Most Praha - Helsinky solo concert. The Academy of Performing Arts / Prague, Czech

3.11 Sounds of Kantele, Three Palaces Festival / Valletta, Malta

15.12 at 15 Experimental Christmas Concert with accordionist Timo Kinnunen / Botanical garden, Oulu

2020 

19.11 at 19.00 Rinnakkaistodellisuuksia - konsertti, Carelia-sali, Joensuu / Trio Lumos ja Joensuun kaupunginorkesteri, joht. Laura Linkola.

15.12 Private event, Mieli ry

15.12 at 19.00 Kom kär jul / Tule joulu kultainen - streamed concert from Porvoo cathedral (Porvoon tuomiokirkko).

Ensembles

Duo Juulia Salo and Janne Savela is a unique combination of kantele and vibraphone, marimba or other percussion instruments. With a multitude of range, color and style, this versatile duo moves from classical and contemporary music to traditional and ethnic music seamlessly. Salo and Savela are interested in creating new sounds with the many combinations of kantele and different percussion instruments while exploring musical boundaries with passion, intrigue and authenticity.

OrigiNova Ensemble  is a chamber music ensemble that consists of violin, viola, cello, kantele and piano. This unique ensemble is specialized in improvisation through which it offers a new, round and rich sound full of variety and color. The ensemble members, are passionate about creating innovative and interactive concert experiences through classical repertoire and improvisation as well as borrowing elements from traditional music. OrigiNova Ensemble has performed in Finland and the UK.