Helsinki Harp Festival: Very old and brand new

Music for harp, flute and viola.

Osvaldo Golijov’s Fish Tale arranged for flute and harp gets its world premiere. You will also hear music played by single-action harp, trios for flute, viola and harp by Osmo Tapio Räihälä and Uno Vesje plus Salla Hakkola’s electric celtic harp.


  • Jean-Baptiste Krumpholtz (1742-1790): Sonate Op. XVII Scene de demi-caractere: 
    Poco moderato -Allegro assai  
    Essi Iso-Oja, single-action -harppu / harp
  • Maria Hadfield-Cosway(1760-1838): Ogni dolce   
    Minna Nyberg, sopraano/soprano, Essi Iso-Oja single-action -harppu /harp
  • Osmo Tapio Räihälä (1964-): Corpi Celesti (2020)  
    Erica Nygård, huilu/flute, Torsten Tiebout, alttoviulu/viola, Päivi Severeide harppu/harp
  • Osvaldo Golijov (1960): Fish Tale  sov./arr. P.Severeide (sovituksen kantaesitys/world premier by the arrangement)  
    Erica Nygård huilu/flute, Päivi Severeide, harppu/harp  
  • Uno Vesje (1989-): Dandelion (2021) 
    Erica Nygård, huilu/flute Hanna Hohti alttoviulu/viola, Uno Vesje, harppu/harp 
  • Salla Hakkola (1979-): Salla Hakkolan sävellyksiä/Compositions by Salla Hakkola 
    Salla Hakkola, sähköharppu ja laulu/electric harp & voice


  • Salla Hakkola, harp
  • Essi Iso-Oja, harp
  • Päivi Severeide, harp
  • Uno Vesje, harp
  • Minna Nyberg, soprano
  • Hanna Hohti, viola
  • Torsten Tiebout, viola
  • Erica Nygård, flute

More information: Anna Huuskonen,

Helsinki Harp Festival

Welcome to the 2nd Helsinki Harp Festival 2023! Our wonderful festival is located in the Helsinki Music Centre, in the heart of Helsinki 31.8.-3.9.2023. May the harp be with you!

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.


1.9.2023 at 15:00 – 16:00



Mannerheimintie 13a

00100 Helsinki

Helsinki Music Centre


6,50–18 € or festival pass.

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Ticket sales begin 3.7.2023

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