Jukka Tiensuu Biography (Wikipedia)
Jukka Tiensuu (born 30 August 1948 in Helsinki) is a Finnish contemporary classical composer, harpsichordist, pianist and conductor.
After extensive musical studies (piano, harpsichord, conducting, composing, historically informed performance, electroacoustic and computer music a.o.t.) at the Sibelius Academy, Helsinki (1967-1972), the Juilliard School, New York (1972-1973), Hochschule für Musik Freiburg (1974-1976), IRCAM, Paris (1978-1982) and other institutes Jukka Tiensuu toured three continents giving numerous concerts with a wide repertoire ranging from the Renaissance to the latest avant-garde and performing both classical and free improvisations. He has received numerous prizes for his compositional work as well as for his recordings and performances.
Along with over a hundred works in the traditional instrumental, vocal and orchestral fields - in various styles, often microtonal and with electronic or computer music parts - Tiensuu's compositional output also includes many curiosities such as works for Chinese orchestra, accordion ensemble, clarinet choir, instrumental theatre, Baroque orchestra, jazz orchestra, kantele, sheng and works for any ensemble. Most of his works have remained in the repertoire and are available on disc.
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