Finnish band Naryan signs global distribution deal
Progressive rock band Naryan, hailing from Tampere, has been signed by the independent Irish rock label Progressive Gears (PRG).
Alma’s Chasing Highs is top stuff in UK
Alma is gaining momentum: now, the UK’s largest radio channel BBC Radio One has chosen Chasing Highs by Finnish pop singer Alma for its A List.
Tampere Jazz Happening awarded for adventure
Finnish jazz festival Tampere Jazz Happening is the winner of the 6th EJN Award for Adventurous Programming by the Europe Jazz Network (EJN).
Flow Festival named one of Europe’s best
The Guardian has listed Helsinki’s annual Flow Festival as one of the best music festivals in Europe.
Santtu-Matias Rouvali to conduct Philharmonia
Britain’s Philharmonia Orchestra has appointed Santtu-Matias Rouvali as a principal guest conductor for the 2017/18 season.
Finnish music app pockets prize in New York
The MusiClock app was awarded the main prize in the Express category at the Interaction Awards in New York last week.
Finnish composer scores high at Henri Dutilleux
The Finnish composer Hannu Pohjannoro has been awarded at the eighth International Henri Dutilleux Composition Competition for his work ‘images, hommages.’
Finnish Alma on Shazam Watch List for 2017
Shazam, one of the world’s most popular mobile apps, predicts that the singer will make headlines in the coming year.
Finnish music takes over Berlin
XJAZZ Berlin and We Jazz Helsinki present Scope Festival in mid-November, and it will have a strong focus on Finland in its first year.
Susanna Mälkki chosen as conductor of the year
Finnish conductor Susanna Mälkki has been selected as conductor of the year by Musical America, with the award to be presented during a ceremony at Carnegie Hall in New York City in December.