Merry Christmas

A very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all members and friends of Sibelius One!
Here is a selection of memories from the Sibelius 150th anniversary year.

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Third International Sibelius Singing Competition

Aarne Pelkonen, winner of the Third International Sibelius Singing Competition (Photo: © Heikki Tuuli)
Aarne Pelkonen, winner of the Third International Sibelius Singing Competition (photo: © Heikki Tuuli)

Sibelius One concerts

Fenella Humphreys, Sam Armstrong and Anton Kukkonen at Sibelius One’s concert at the Finnish Ambassador’s Residence in London, 10 June 2015
Fenella Humphreys, Sam Armstrong and Anton Kukkonen at Sibelius One’s concert at the Finnish Ambassador’s Residence in London, 10 June 2015
Sibelius One Chamber Players and Folke Gräsbeck at ‘Sibelius on Sea’, Brighton Unitarian Church, 2 November 2015
Sibelius One Chamber Players and Folke Gräsbeck at ‘Sibelius on Sea’, Brighton Unitarian Church, 2 November 2015
Folke Gräsbeck at Sibelius One’s concert in St Martin’s Church, Salisbury, 4 November 2015
Folke Gräsbeck at Sibelius One’s concert in St Martin’s Church, Salisbury, 4 November 2015

Sibelius in Korpo

The Flinders Quartet made a guest appearance at the Sibelius i Korpo festival, playing a generous selection of Sibelius’s works
The Flinders Quartet made a guest appearance at the ‘Sibelius in Korpo’ festival, playing a generous selection of Sibelius’s works (photo: © Nicholas Purcell)
Performing at the Sibelius Monument in Korpo (Photo: © Geoff Hayes)
Performing at the Sibelius Monument in Korpo (photo: © Geoff Hayes)

Lahti International Sibelius Festival

Members of Sibelius One at Ainola railway station
Members of Sibelius One at Ainola railway station
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Andrew Barnett addressing the Annual General Meeting of Sibelius One at Ainola (photo: © Leon Chia)
Hilkka Helminen (curator of Ainola) addressing the Annual General Meeting of Sibelius One (photo: Leon Chia)
Hilkka Helminen (curator of Ainola) addressing the Annual General Meeting of Sibelius One (photo: © Leon Chia)
Okko Kamu amd the Lahti Symphony Orchestra (photo: © Juha Tanhua)
Okko Kamu and the Lahti Symphony Orchestra (photo: © Juha Tanhua)
Jukka-Pekka Saraste and the Lahti Symphony Orchestra (photo: © Juha Tanhua)
Jukka-Pekka Saraste and the Lahti Symphony Orchestra (photo: © Juha Tanhua)
Osmo Vänskä and the Lahti Symphony Orchestra (photo: © Juha Tanhua)
Osmo Vänskä and the Lahti Symphony Orchestra (photo: © Juha Tanhua)
Leif Segerstam and the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra (photo: © Juha Tanhua)
Leif Segerstam and the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra (photo: © Juha Tanhua)
Soloists Johanna Rusanen and Waltteri Torikka with Sakari Oramo and the BBC Symphony Orchestra (photo: © Juha Tanhua)
Soloists Johanna Rusanen and Waltteri Torikka with Sakari Oramo and the BBC Symphony Orchestra (photo: © Juha Tanhua)
John Davis, president of Sibelius One, with Folke Gräsbeck (Photo: © Leon Chia)
John Davis, president of Sibelius One, with Folke Gräsbeck (photo: © Leon Chia)
Reception arranged by Lauri Tarasti (standing) and the Sibelius Society of Finland, at the Sibelius Hall (Photo: © Leon Chia)
Reception arranged by Lauri Tarasti (standing) and the Sibelius Society of Finland, at the Sibelius Hall (photo: © Leon Chia)

11th International Jean Sibelius Violin Competition

Christel Lee, winner of the 11th International Jean Sibelius Violin Competition (Photo: © Heikki Tuuli)
Christel Lee, winner of the 11th International Jean Sibelius Violin Competition (photo: © Heikki Tuuli)
Christel Lee, after a performance of Sibelius’s Violin Concerto with the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra nad Hannu Lintu at Verkatehdas in Hämeenlinna, 8 December 2015 (Photo: © Leon Chia)
Christel Lee, after a performance of Sibelius’s Violin Concerto with the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra nad Hannu Lintu at Verkatehdas in Hämeenlinna, 8 December 2015 (photo: © Leon Chia)
During the Violin Competition, representatives of the world’s Sibelius Societies met in Helsinki. Sibelius One was represented by Leon Chia (front left)
During the Violin Competition, representatives of the world’s Sibelius Societies met in Helsinki. Sibelius One was represented by Leon Chia (front left)

6th International Jean Sibelius Conference

Hämeenlinna’s VErkatehdas hosted the Sixth International Jean Sibelius Conference in December
Hämeenlinna’s Verkatehdas hosted the Sixth International Jean Sibelius Conference in December
Ron Weidberg and James Hepokoski addressing the Sibelius Conference (photo: © Leon Chia)
Ron Weidberg and James Hepokoski addressing the Sibelius Conference (photo: © Leon Chia)
During the Conference, on 8 December, a special ceremony was held at the Sibelius statue in his birth town, Hämeenlinna
During the Conference, on 8 December, a special ceremony was held at the Sibelius statue in his birth town, Hämeenlinna

New books about Sibelius and his world

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And much more…

Aeon Duo at the Finnish Church in London
Aeon Duo at the Finnish Church in London, March 2015: ‘A Window to the Finnish Mind’
Southampton’s new orchestra són (cond. Robin Browning) is inaugurated all-Sibelius concert, ‘Sibelius Unwrapped’, November 2015
Southampton’s new orchestra són (cond. Robin Browning) is inaugurated with an all-Sibelius concert, ‘Sibelius Unwrapped’, November 2015

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