Päivi Hirvonen


Master of Music, Sibelius Academy

Tutkimus ja julkaisut


Soolosoiton Mahti – Kohti Tarinankerronan ja Soolosoiton Ydintä (The Power of Solo Performance – Towards the Core of Storytelling and Solo Performance).

The study presents the challenges and opportunities of solo performance from the point of view of fiddling and singing and looks into new ways of expression to combine music and storytelling. So far three of the concerts have taken place:

1. Sanaton Tarina - Wordless Story (12.4.2014) was a solo concert at which fiddle and octave fiddle acted as the storytellers.

2. Kaksi Kertojaa – Two Storytellers (9.12.2014) was to develop my skills at combining fiddling and singing at the same time and ponder over what is the relation between fiddle and voice when it comes to storytelling.

3. Alasti Synnyin Minä Maailman Helmaan - Naked I Was Born Into This World (25.5.2015) I continued the exploration of solo performance and storytelling – this time in the world of effects. Besides fiddle and voice looping and effect equipment were in use.

4. Tarinankertojat, The Storytellers. The concert will take place during fall 2016. 5. Solo concert and solo album. 2017

The subject of the written dissertation is singing while playing violin and the challenge such performance brings for the voice. In this dissertation I will research how natural, balanced and high quality voice is achieved while playing violin simultaneously.