Kari Kriikku
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1960-10-07
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Kari Kriikku

Kari Kriikku Biography (Wikipedia)

Kari Kriikku (born 1960) is a Finnish classical clarinetist.

He studied at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, and later with Alan Hacker in England and with Leon Russianoff and Charles Neidich in the USA.

An extremely sensitive player with a seemingly flawless command of his instrument, Kriikku is undoubtedly one of the world's foremost clarinetists. His recordings of the concertos of Carl Maria von Weber and Bernhard Crusell have received worldwide acclaim (the Weber CD was voted "best ever" recording by Classic CD and BBC Music Magazine).[citation needed] In 2006, his recording of Magnus Lindberg's Clarinet Concerto (2002) won both BBC Music Magazine's award and the Gramophone Award.[citation needed]

Concentrating on contemporary music, Kriikku is Scandinavia's leading interpreter of works for the clarinet by composers such as Magnus Lindberg, Vinko Globokar, Kaija Saariaho, Jukka Tiensuu, Jouni Kaipainen, Kimmo Hakola, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Pawel Szymanski, Eero Hämeenniemi, Olli Koskelin and Usko Meriläinen. He has performed Tiensuu's clarinet concerto PURO over 30 times.

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Kari Kriikku Performances

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Carl Nielsen
Serenata in vano (FS.68)
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Serenata in vano (FS.68)
Claude Debussy
Premiere rapsodie arr. for clarinet and orchestra (orig. clarinet and piano)
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Premiere rapsodie arr. for clarinet and orchestra (orig. clarinet and piano)
Carl Maria von Weber
Concertino for clarinet and orchestra (Op.26) in E flat major
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Concertino for clarinet and orchestra (Op.26) in E flat major
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Quintet in E flat major K.452 for piano, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and horn
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Quintet in E flat major K.452 for piano, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and horn
Carl Maria von Weber
Concerto for clarinet and orchestra no.2 (Op.74) in E flat major
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Concerto for clarinet and orchestra no.2 (Op.74) in E flat major
Tuula Riisalo, Lea Pekkala, Sakari Oramo, Kari Kriikku, Members of Avanti Quartet & Bernhard Crusell
Quartet no. 3 in D major Op.7 for clarinet and strings: 4th mvt; Finale, Allegro
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Quartet no. 3 in D major Op.7 for clarinet and strings: 4th mvt; Finale, Allegro
Kari Kriikku
Babsi's Decision
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Babsi's Decision
Traditional Romanian, Kari Kriikku & Heath Quartet
Another Glass of Wine
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Another Glass of Wine
Kari Kriikku
Quintet for clarinet and strings in A major
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Quintet for clarinet and strings in A major
Tuomas Ollila, Ulster Orchestra, Kimmo Hakola & Kari Kriikku
Clarinet Concerto
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Clarinet Concerto
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Past BBC Events

Volkov Conducts the ‘Seven Stars’ Symphony’ BBC SSO 2015-16 Season
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City Halls
2016-01-14T03:13:04
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14
Jan
2016
Volkov Conducts the ‘Seven Stars’ Symphony’ BBC SSO 2015-16 Season

Volkov Conducts the ‘Seven Stars’ Symphony’ BBC SSO 2015-16 Season

19:30
City Halls
Prom 28 Proms 2007
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Royal Albert Hall
2007-08-03T03:13:04
3
Aug
2007

Prom 28 Proms 2007

19:30
Royal Albert Hall
Prom 33 Proms 1995
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Royal Albert Hall
1995-08-16T03:13:04
16
Aug
1995

Prom 33 Proms 1995

22:00
Royal Albert Hall

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