Cinque welcomes Finnish pianist and artistic director, Paavali Jumppanen
Paavali Jumppanen is a dynamic musician of seemingly unlimited capability, as an orchestral and recital soloist, recording artist, artistic director, and frequent performer of contemporary and avant-garde music. He is currently the Artistic Director to the Australian National Academy of Music in Melbourne, a position he has held since 2021, and is co-founder and the lead-curator of the Väyläfestival in Scandinavia.
During the 2021–22 season, Mr. Jumppanen is performing in Finland, Poland and Australia, performing as soloist with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, leading orchestras and ensembles from the Australian National Academy of Music in performances across the country, and appearing in recital at the Coriole Festival in South Australia and Camberwell Concerts in Victoria. During the seasons prior to 2020, Mr. Jumppanen concertised extensively in the United States, China, and Europe.
Paavali Jumppanen is a dedicated curator, and performer & scholar of Beethoven, and Boulez. During 2020-21, he presented a variety of programs celebrating Beethoven’s 250th anniversary and curated a concert series in Helsinki which featured an impressive roster of visiting artists as well as his own performances of all 32 of Beethoven’s piano sonatas.
Read more about Paavali here and on his blog, www.paavalijumppanen.com
- Live review of Paavali’s performance of Ravel’s Concerto for the left hand with WASO (cond. Eduardo Strausser): “Jumppanen’s emotionally mature yet charged rendering of Ravel’s devilishly difficult Piano Concerto for the Left Hand was the absolute scene-stealer of the evening…. a long and gloriously rich crescendo, leading to a draw-droppingly virtuosic opening cadenza by Jumppanen, was everything that live classical performance should be.” – Limelight Magazine, April 2022 (full review)
- Article in The Age about his role at ANAM (March 2022)
- Feature article in Limelight Magazine about Paavali here (February 2022)