Global Spring: Masters Transcultural Ensemble 

Through a collaborative and open environment, we strive as musicians to bring out our diverse and rich musical backgrounds, renewing them in the interaction between cultures. 

With the power of improvisation, storytelling and songwriting, our ensemble draws from human emotions and life experiences, creating new soundscapes and building a common dialogue. We want to evoke thoughts, questions, memories and dreams, looking at them through the cross-cultural music of our group.  

Welcome to participate in this process with the gift of your presence. We bring what we have, so come as you are!   

First performance klo 11:00-11:45

Second performance klo 12:30-13:15


  • Merve Abdurrahmani, piano and voice  
  • Devina Boughton, trumpet and voice 
  • Melisa Yıldırım, kamancha 
  • Manuel Rosales, guitar and voice 
  • Omatola Adeshina, alto saxophone and voice 
  • Vija Moore, percussions and voice 
  • Sergio Castrillón, ensemble’s articulator, cello and voice  

Further information: Minttu Hellstén, 

Global Spring 13.-17.5.2024

Global Spring is an annual festival featuring students, teachers, alumni and special guests representing Sibelius Academy’s Global music programme. The global music studies embraces pluralistic, fluid approaches to sound, culture and identity, creating new hybrid musical spaces through intercultural dialogue and collaboration. This year’s festival has the special theme of percussion and rhythm. Expect a feast of inspiring concerts, workshops, and discussions that highlight diverse approaches to working with rhythm through the hands of performers from around the world, celebrating the diversity of our planet.

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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.


16.5.2024 at 11:00 – 13:15


Black Box

Mannerheimintie 13

00100 Helsinki

Helsinki Music Centre


Free admission

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