A concert from Sibelius’s home, Ainola, will be made available to listen to online on 8 December 2020, Jean Sibelius birthday. The concert will be accessible on Ainola’s website www.ainola.fi until 8 January 2021, and after that it can be heard on YouTube.
Miina and Mihkel Järvi will play music by Sibelius for violin and piano, and Spiegel im Spiegel by Arvo Pärt.
Miina Järvi (b. 1983) started to play the violin at the age of four in Tallinn. In 1995 she continued her studies in Lahti, Finland with Pertti Sutinen and, from 2003, at the Sibelius Academy, Helsinki with Erkki Kantola and Mari Tampere-Bezrodny, graduating in 2010. She has enjoyed competition success and has participated in many masterclasses. She performs around Europe as a soloist, chamber musician and orchestral player, and has arranged her own chamber music festival in Estonia.
Mihkel Järvi began his piano studies in 1992 at the Tallinn Music High School. In 1995, he enrolled at the Päijät-Häme Conservatoire in Lahti, and in 2004 at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki. He has also studied at the Salzburg Mozarteum and in numerous masterclasses. He has won prizes in numerous competitions and has performed as a soloist all over Europe. He is an active chamber musician and one of the organisers of the Lihula Music Days.
The duration of the concert is approx. 45 minutes and it can be heard on Ainola’s website at 6 pm Finnish time (UTC+2; 4 pm UK time).