Theobald Böhm, Flute Giant

The flute students of the Sibelius Academy play the music of Theobald Böhm.

Ludwig Böhm from Germany talks about their ancestor Theobald Böhm’s flute-filled life and pioneering inventions. The flute students of the Sibelius Academy play the music of Theobald Böhm.

Theobald Böhm (1794-1881) is especially known as the developer of the modern transverse flute. The flute model, developed by Böhm in 1847, is still in use, practically unchanged.

Theobald Böhm is the most famous flute builder of all time. Böhm was also one of the most important flute virtuosos of his time and a respected pedagogue. He was a very productive composer and arranger, in addition to being an inventor, a versatile productive idea machine, and a universal genius.

Theobald Böhm’s great-great-grandson Ludwig Böhm talks about their famous ancestor’s versatile and abundant life’s work with the help of pictures. The performance is in English.

Sibelius Academy’s flute students and chamber pianists play selected delicacies from Theobald Böhm’s production.


Souvenir des Alpes no. 5 op. 31, Andante Pastorale                      
Senja Mäki, flute
Matilda Kärkkäinen, piano

The life of Theobald Böhm with pictures, presented by Ludwig Böhm 

Pot-pourri de valses op. 18
Tuule-Helin Krigul, flute
Naoko Ichihashi, piano

—- Interval 10 min—-

Concertante op. 7
Dain Song and Saara Lehtinen, flute
Matilda Kärkkäinen, piano

Böhm-Stuntz: Adagio (Elégie op. 47)
Elina Ceprova, flute
Naoko Ichihashi, piano

Three Duos of Mendelssohn and Lachner
Susanne Rull and Cliodhna Scott, flute
Naoko Ichihashi, piano

Böhm-Schubert: Ständchen
Janette Leván, alto flute
Mariko Furukawa, piano

Flute choir (flutes, alto flutes and piano):

Böhm-Rossini: La Serenata
Böhm-Weber Sonatine

Flutes: Elina Ceprova, Vilma Keikkonen, Tuule-Helin Krigul, Jemina Manssila, Susanne Rull, Cliodhna Scott
Alto flutes: Julia van der Haagen, Saara Lehtinen, Janette Leván, Senja Mäki, Dain Song
Naoko Ichihashi, piano

Additional information: Petri Alanko,

Mannerheimintie renovation project

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28.3.2023 at 19:00 – 21:00



Mannerheimintie 13a

00100 Helsinki

Helsinki Music Centre

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