Jukka Savijoki - gitar

Jukka Savijoki - gitar

Internasjonale gjester

  • Søndag 26. mai 2013
  • 18.00
  • Levinsalen


John Dowland (1563-1626):
- Praeludium
- John Dowland’s Galliard
- A Pavan
- A Fancy

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750): Partita, BWV 997
- Fantasia
- Sarabande
- Gigue

Fernando Sor (1778-1839): Introduction et Variations sur l’Air Malbroug, op. 28

- Pause -

Enrique Granados (1867-1916): To spanske danser
- Arabesca
- Andaluza

Federico Mompou (1893-1987): fra Suite Compostelana
- Preludio
- Cuna
- Cancion

Federico Moreno Torroba (1891-1982): 
- Manzanares el Real
- Nocturno
- Alba de Tormes
- Albada

Joaquin Malats (1872-1912): Serenata


Jukka Savijoki - guitar
Since his successful debut at the Wigmore Hall in London in 1977, Finnish guitarist Jukka Savijoki has broadened his career as a solo guitarist through international concerts and several recordings. He has also performed all over Europe, Japan and North and South America. Jukka Savijoki has commissioned new works for guitar from leading composers and he also specializes in 19th century solo and ensemble music using a period instrument. The range of his repertoire of 20th century and classic music is reflected in his many records and CDs.

Jukka Savijoki has collaborated with the flute player Mikael Helasvuo for many years. The Duo celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2005.  Other chamber music activities have led to participations with the soprano Anne Lise Berntsen, the Medici String Quartet, The English String Quartet, the Chameleon Ensemble, the tenor Ian Partridge, Norwegian guitarist Erik Stenstadvold, the contemporary music group "Cluster", and with many top Finnish musicians. He has also performed with symphony orchestras including the most distinguished Finnish orchestras and "Orchestra London", Canada.

Several Finnish and foreign composers have composed for him or for ensembles in which he plays. These include Paavo Heininen, Erik Bergman, Magnus Lindberg, Jarmo Sermilä, Olli Koskelin, Hermann Rechberger, Jouni Kaipainen, Kalevi Aho, Usko Meriläinen, Olli Kortekangas, Eero Hämeeniemi, Leif Segerstam, Tapio Tuomela, Pekka Jalkanen, Atli Heimir Sveinsson, Miklos  Maros and Hans Abrahamsen.

Activities in contemporary music have included first performances of a great number of works and the first Finnish performances of Schönberg's Serenade op. 24 and Boulez's "Pli selon Pli".  Savijoki is also interested in period instruments, especially for early Romantic chamber music.

In January 1990 Jukka Savijoki was awarded a five-year scholarship from the State of Finland to promote his artistic activities.   He is the first guitarist granted such a scholarship.

Jukka Savijoki is a senior lecturer at the Sibelius Academy, Helsinki, Finland. In 1997 he graduated as Doctor of Music. Between 2002 and 2007 he was the artistic director of the Sibelius-Academy concert series "Seria Classica".