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News, 1/30/2017 | Embassy of Finland, Canberra

From Finland: pianist Paavali Jumppanen – returns to Australia March 2017

Paavali Jumppanen, Photo: Nina Siven
Paavali Jumppanen, Photo: Nina Siven

Internationally celebrated Finnish pianist Paavali Jumppanen tours Australia for the 8th time in March and April in 4 states, and as with previous tours will give a special recital at the Embassy of Finland in Canberra on Monday 27 March, starting at 7.00 pm - booking/enquiries:
Concert tickets are $40/$35 concession - Due to limited seats and availability, bookings must be made and payment is at the door.

Paavali Jumppanen will also perform at the Castlemaine State Festival, and give recitals in Brisbane and Adelaide. A visit to - - reveals biographical details, audio-visual excerpts, and Paavali's extensive discography including his 5 vols. (10 discs) of complete Beethoven piano Sonatas. You can find his bio here: pdfPaavali Jumppanens Bio

During the past 20 years Paavali Jumppanen has become known as an exciting and a versatile international performer, who is equally at home on stage as a soloist and a chamber musician. His vast repertoire spans much of the classical piano literature, from Bach to Sibelius and into the avant-garde.

Paavali Jumppanen /Solo program in Canberra as part of his 2017 Australian Tour:

Jean Sibelius (1865–1957): Kyllikki, Op. 41 – Three lyrical pieces

Claude Debussy (1862–1918): six Préludes from Book 2

Tristan Murail (1947–): Cloches d'adieu, et un sourire… In memoriam Olivier Messiaen

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827): Sonata in F Minor, Op. 57 "Appassionata"

recital duration: 65 min

- “a rare wedding of intellectual penetration, coloristic imagination, and sheer virtuoso firepower.”


fresh and exciting playing" and “immense power and an extraordinary range of colors

              NEW YORK TIMES

Paavali-jumppanen – – Henk van Leeuwen –

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