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“An hour of chamber music perfection”


(live review, Adelaide Festival Chamber Landscapes ‘Premiere at Dawn’)

AUG 18 - 11AM

Esteemed Finnish pianist Paavali Jumppanen, (and the current Director of the Australian National Academy of Music in Melbourne), joins forces with acclaimed violin virtuoso Jakub Jakowicz for an enthralling performance featuring emotionally charged and technically demanding masterpieces. Highlights include Schubert’s Fantasie in C major for violin and piano, D 934, and Beethoven’s iconic Kreutzer Sonata.

Paavali Jumppanen credit by Maarit Kytöharju.jpg


In the span of recent seasons, the imaginative and versatile Finnish virtuoso Paavali Jumppanen has established himself as a dynamic musician of seemingly unlimited capability who has already cut a wide swath internationally as a solo recitalist, orchestral collaborator, recording artist, artistic director, and frequent performer of contemporary and avant-garde music.

Paavali Jumppanen has performed extensively in the United States, Europe, Japan, China, and Australia alongside such great conductors as David Robertson, Sakari Oramo, Susanna Mälkki, Esa-Pekka Salonen, and Jaap van Zweden. He has commissioned numerous works and collaborated with such composers as Boulez, Murail, Dutilleux, Penderecki, as well as many Finnish composers. The Boston Globe praised the “overflowing energy of his musicianship” and The New York Times his “power and an extraordinary range of colors.”


Leading Polish soloist and chamber musician. Graduate of the F. Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw. As a soloist he has cooperated with such orchestras as the Munich Philharmonic, Czech Philharmonic in Prague, Orchestra di Santa Cecilia in Rome, Dresden Philharmonic, Orchestra de la Suisse Romande in Geneva, Orquesta Nacional in Madrid, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, NOSPR, National Philharmonic and Sinfonia Varsovia. He is a winner of many international competitions, e.g. in Lublin, Wattrelos, Takasaki, Bratislava, as well as a laureate of the Polish-Japanese Foundation prize for the best promising Polish violinist of the young generation (2002). He is the winner of the “Polityka” Passport for 2003 and was the first violinist of the Lutosławski Quartet from 2009 to 2014. Since 2006 he has been associated with the Zehetmair Quartet, with which he received the prestigious Diapason d’Or de l’Année award for best recording. Since 2004 he has been a lecturer at the F. Chopin University of Music in Warsaw. 

Images by Maarit Kytöharju & Mateusz Zaboklicki

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