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Hooray! We are celebrating our 10-year anniversary in 2023! The celebrations will be themed around the future of arts.

Sibelius Academy Accordion Festival: Student matinee

Sibelius Academys accordion students perform



  • Kalle Siitonen, Pilvi Huhta, Hrvoje Štimac, Tarvo Kantola, Sabina Aftyka, Hrvoje Štimac, accordion
    Kasperi Leponiemi, guitar
  • Reetta Järä, piano


Leo Brouwer (s. 1939), Tres danzas concertantes                 

  • Allegro
  • Andantino
  • Toccata

Kalle Siitonen
Kasperi Leponiemi

Niccolò Paganini (1782–1840) /  Veli Kujala (s. 1976) Paganini Variations

Pilvi Huhta

Dora Pejačević (1885–1923) Flowers’ Life op. 19

  • Snowdrops
  • Violets
  • Lilies of the Valley
  • Forget-me-not

Hrvoje Štimac

Mikko Nisula (s.1974) Sonata No. 2 ”Emanations”

  • The Mystery
  • Starlit Night
  • Carnival

Tarvo Kantola

F. Couperin (1668–1733), Les Folies francoises, ou les Dominos (1722)

Sabina Aftyka

Alexandré Guilmant (1837–1911)

  • Élégie fugue Op. 44
  • Scherzo Capriccioso Op. 56

Hrvoje Štimac
Reetta Järä

Further information: Matti Leisma

Sibelius Academy Accordion Festival

Sibelius Academy students and teachers will join forces to educate audiences on the 200-year history of the accordion and the wide range of accordion music, including everything from folk music to the latest chamber music. 


25.3.2022 at 11:00 – 12:00



Mannerheimintie 13a

00100 Helsinki

Helsinki Music Centre


Free admission

Further information

We want to create a safe event experience even during the corona. Please read the safety instructions here before arriving at the event.

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