Brass @ Sibelius Academy offers four international lectures by brass experts

Brass @ Sibelius Academy festival, organized for the second time on June 5th to 10th 2017, will feature open master courses and concerts but also four international expert lectures.

Uniarts Sibelius Academy’s lecturers Päivi Arjas and Erja Joukamo-Ampuja will give a lecture on advanced practising techniques. Raine Ampuja and Paul Niemisto will present the forgotten Finnish brass tradition. On June 7th, the theme will be Nordic brass playing and the lecture series will be concluded by John Miller’s insight on the British trumpet and cornet schools.

The lectures will take place in the Helsinki Music Centre auditorium (Mannerhemintie 13), free entrance.

More information:
Pasi Pirinen
Professor of Brass music, Sibelius Academy

Brass @ Sibelius Academy is an international education and concert event for brass instruments in Helsinki on June 5th to 10th 2017.  The teachers and artists for the event include brass teachers from the Sibelius Academy of the University of the Arts Helsinki and a group of other internationally acclaimed brass instrumentalists. In addition to master classes, the event will also feature a high-level concert series in the Helsinki Music Centre and the Temppeliaukio Church. The event is realized with the financial aid from Svenska Kulturfonden. The project aims to strengthen nordic collaboration and exchange of know-how within education of brass instruments.


Brass @ Sibelius Academy lecture series


5.6. ​Lecture: Advanced Pracising Techniques
Music Centre Auditorium, 5 p.m., free entrance
Erja Joukamo-Ampuja, Päivi Arjas 


6.6. ​Lecture: The rediscovery of Finland’s Brass Playing Culture
Music Centre Auditorium, 5 p.m., free entrance
Raine Ampuja and Paul Niemisto


7.6. Lecture: Perceptions of Nordic Brass playing 
Music Centre Auditorium, 3 p.m., free entrance
Lecturers to be announced later


9.6. Lecture: The history of British trumpet and cornet schools
Music Centre Auditorium, 5 p.m., free entrance
John Miller