Glo­bal Fest: Emmi Uimonen

Emmi Uimonen’s master concert ”The Wind Machine”

Emmi Uimonen’s master concert consists of new pieces she has composed and arranged during the last year in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on a road trip across Europe from Finland to Italy and back, and at home in Helsinki.

The wind, amongst other natural forces, has been a significant source of inspiration for Uimonen in the composing process. In the pieces it can be heard as a description of the dance of the heys on a field in the Tuscan countryside, and as the raw power with which it blasts the Atlantic waves into the beach of Ipanema. At the level of ideas, the wind has inspired Uimonen in terms of how to approach composing and creative work, allowing a free and untamed flow across human-made borders and through the walls of the boxes of different genres, whirling between modern interpretations of jazz, samba, choro, and Nordic folk music.

True to the wind theme, Uimonen, a pianist and a vocalist herself, composed and arranged the pieces for her master’s concert for a 10-piece ensemble with piano, bass, drums and 7 wind instruments; 2 trombones & trumpets and 3 saxophones .

Global Fest, 13.-15.12.2023

Global Fest 2023 is the 8th edition of an annual festival featuring students, teachers, alumni and special guests representing Sibelius Academy’s Global Music Department.

Bringing together artists from many corners of the world, the Global Music Department focusses on intercultural dialogue and collaboration, creating new artistic work together and fostering a sense of global citizenship. Expect a feast of dynamic, innovative, inspiring concerts and pop-up events, featuring performers from around the world celebrating the diversity of our planet. Featuring performers from diverse corners of the world.

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Further information: Janne Ikäheimo,

Mannerheimintie renovation project

Access to the Musiikkitalo from the direction of Mannerheimintie will be difficult. We recommend that you allow enough time for your arrival and use the entrance on the side of Kansalaistori if possible. According to current information, the entrance to Mannerheimintie will also remain in use throughout the renovation, but pedestrian routes can be challenging at times.

We recommend following the official information channels of the renovation project, where you can find the most up-to-date information.


13.12.2023 at 20:00 – 21:00


Black Box

Mannerheimintie 13

00100 Helsinki

Helsinki Music Centre

Watch a free live stream of the concert


Free admission

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