On­line con­cert: Young artists of summer: Sirja Nironen

Sirja Nironen, the soloist sensation of the Radio Symphony Orchestra, and Mackenzie Melemed, the winner of the fourth Maj Lind International Piano Competition, give their first joint recital

Sirja Nironen
Anna-Maria Viksten

Concerts are cancelled from audience until 12.9.2021 due to the prevailing corona situation.

You can watch a free live stream of the concert on Youtube, 26 August, 19–20.

The night is the time of fairytales and stars. The concert’s theme is built around the paradox of the bright night and the fact that stars are often brightest in the darkest night. The rarely heard Nuit Calme by Bosmans is followed by Barber and Chopin on a journey into Romanticism and a celebration of virtuosity. After the intermission, the night falls again with Janáček’s Fairy Tale, and the concert concludes with Tarja Valkonen’s Wounded Angel. 


Henriëtte Bosmans: Nuit Calme (1926) 
Samuel Barber, Sonata for cello and piano, Op. 6 (1932)
Frédéric Chopin: Introduction et Polonaise brillante in c major, Op. 3 (1829)
Leos Janáček: Pohádka (Fairy Tale) for cello and piano (1910)
Tara Valkonen: Wounded Angel (2018)


Sirja Nironen, cello
Mackenzie Melemed, piano

Further information: Anna Huuskonen, anna.huuskonen@uniarts.fi

The Young artists of summer series presents recent graduates and students of the Sibelius Academy of Uniarts Helsinki who have excelled in their studies.

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.


26.8.2021 at 19:00 – 20:00


Online concert

Further information

Concerts are cancelled from audience until 12.9.2021 due to the prevailing corona situation. More information on concert venues and ticket sales will be provided after September 12, 2021.