Ticket sales have been very active and many of the concerts and presentations have been sold out. Rajaton, an a cappella ensample performed in the opening concert of the festival. Almost 300 people were present in the concert, an all-time record for Kauniainen Music Festival. The performance on the first day of the festival of a monologue production for Fyodor Dostoevsky’s drama the Idiot was seen by a full house of audience in the rich atmosphere of Vallmogård villa.
Dahlkvist quartet performed twice early on during the week and gained high attention among the audience and media. As the concert of the Dahlkvist quartet in atelier Kukkapuro was sold out very quickly another performance was organised for the quartet in the Kauniainen church. The young quartet also found time to perform in the Min Morgon program in the local TV. Dalhkvist quartet got very positive criticism by the critics of Helsingin Sanomat
and Huvudstadsbladet, the main local newspapers.
Kauniainen Music Festival still offers during the rest of the week a number of very interesting events really worth attending. We are going to see the timeliest presentations by Jari Sinkkonen, a child psychiatrist and researcher Charly Salonius-Pasternak. The string quartet theme of the festival goes on with the performances by Wihan and Kamus quartets. Paavali Jumppanen, one of the internationally most distinguished Finnish concert pianists performs in the much anticipated closing concert. Signum quartet also performs in the closing concert, their first performance in Finland.
Photographs: Kai Kuusisto