"Both thrilling and atmospheric" – Mats Liljeroos / Hufvudstadsbladet
"The most original sound concept tonight" – Hannu-Ilari Lampila / Helsingin Sanomat
"A strong experience" – Wilhelm Kvist / Hufvudstadsbladet
Composer TEEMU TOMMOLA
Teemu Tommola has a MMus degree from Sibelius Academy, having studied choir conducting with Matti Hyökki, Timo Nuoranne and Jani Sivén, and composing with Tapani Länsiö and Tapio Nevanlinna. His works have been performed by many excellent choirs such as Akademiska Damkören Lyran, Akademiska Sångföreningen, EMO Ensemble, Kampin Laulu, and Musica-kuoro.
”As a conductor, I am particularly interested in Renaissance and Baroque; as a listener, I am equally fond of modern orchestral music. In my compositions, I keep searching for a link between, or an area outside of, the free-tonal, texturally simple mainstream of choral music and the modernist approaches often too demanding for non-professional singers. I work slowly, struggling with questions on language, mathematics, human intimacy and a sense of infinity.”
Born 1972 in Helsinki, Finland.
Studies in Helsinki University.
Major in Mathematics.
Thesis on Galois Theory in 1999.
Studies in Computer science, Physics, Musicology and Philosophy.
Studies in Sibelius Academy.
Major in Choral conducting.
Professor Matti Hyökki.
Diploma in 2006.
Studies in composing under Tapani Länsiö and Tapio Nevanlinna.
Executive director of Finnish Choral Directors' Association 2000-2002.
Artistic director of Eteläsuomalaisen Osakunnan Laulajat since 2002.
Artistic director of Naiskuoro Ilona since 2009.
Assistant conductor of Akateeminen Laulu and Kampin Laulu.
Compositions published by Sulasol since 2006.