Kari Kriikku
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1960-04-29
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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.

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.

Kari Kriikku is a founding member of the Avanti! chamber orchestra and has served as the ensemble's artistic director since 1998.

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Kari Kriikku Tracks

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Carl Nielsen
Serenata in vano (FS.68)
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Serenata in vano (FS.68)

Serenata in vano (FS.68)

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Jonathan Williams
Per Hannisdahl
oystein Sonstad
Katrine oigaard
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
Clarinet Concertino in E flat major, Op 26
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Clarinet Concertino in E flat major, Op 26
Carl Maria von Weber
Clarinet Concerto no 2 in E flat major, Op 74
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Clarinet Concerto no 2 in E flat major, Op 74
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 in E flat
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Concertino in E flat
Bernhard Crusell
Quartet No 3 in D major for clarinet and strings, Op 7 (4th mvt)
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Quartet No 3 in D major for clarinet and strings, Op 7 (4th mvt)
Bernhard Crusell
Clarinet Quartet No 3 in D major, Op 7 (4th mvt)
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Clarinet Quartet No 3 in D major, Op 7 (4th mvt)
Carl Maria von Weber
Clarinet Concertino in E flat major, Op.26
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Clarinet Concertino in E flat major, Op.26
Kari Kriikku
Concerto in A major for clarinet and orchestra
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Concerto in A major for clarinet and orchestra
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Past BBC Events

BBC SSO 2015-16 Season: Volkov Conducts the ‘Seven Stars’ Symphony’
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City Halls
2016-01-14T14:53:36
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Jan
2016
BBC SSO 2015-16 Season: Volkov Conducts the ‘Seven Stars’ Symphony’

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

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City Halls
Proms 2007: Prom 28
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Royal Albert Hall
2007-08-03T14:53:36
3
Aug
2007

Proms 2007: Prom 28

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1995: Prom 33
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Royal Albert Hall
1995-08-16T14:53:36
16
Aug
1995

Proms 1995: Prom 33

Royal Albert Hall

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