Con­cert live and online: Mika Väyrynen – Of life and death

Powerful music for accordion

Mika Väyrynen is standing in front of window.

You can book free ticket to this concert via this link—Elamasta-ja-kuolemasta—vakevia-teoksia-harmonikalle

You can also watch a free live stream of the concert on Youtube, 8 September, 19–20.30. A link to the live stream will be added to this page at the latest an hour before the concert starts.

The theme for this concert is the cycle of life and death. We begin with children playing and end with a new, gargantuan work by Paavo Korpijaakko, his Sonata no. 3 ‘Testament’. We thus trace an arc from childhood to death, in one form or another.

Mika Väyrynen, accordion


Volodymir Podgorny

Two Preludes
Prelude In Memoriam Vladislav Zolotarjow
Prelude to Those Who Left Us

Pjotr Tchaikowsky

From ”The Children Album” (1849-1893)   – Morning Prayer
Winter Morning
The Toy Soldier´s March
Dolly is ill
Dolly´s Funeral
My new Dolly
The Witch in the Wood

Paavo Korpijaakko

Sonata nr.2 ”Dead on Time”
ToccataMeditation (Before the Curtain)
Burning Papyrus

Nicolas Economou

From ”Childhood Whims”
Waltz á la Prokofiew
Greek Dance
Mexican Dance
For Chopin and Tchaikowsky to Prokofiew
Toy Shop


Paavo Korpijaakko

Sonata nr. 3 ”Testament” (2019-2020, world premiere, dedicated to Mika Väyrynen
Lento – presto – lento- allegro
Quasi adagio – andantino
Allegro spirito – presto

Music – of a more recent variety

The students of the Sibelius Academy perform in over 700 concerts each year. The concerts of the internationally renowned academy open doors for future top artists and offer unforgettable experiences.

Further information: Matti Leisma


8.9.2021 at 19:00 – 20:30


Concert Hall of the R Building, Sibelius Academy

Pohjoinen Rautatiekatu 9

00100 Helsinki

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