FINNISH RUNOSONG with pekka KuuSisto and Ilona korhonen
28 September 2017 | 9.45 pm
Southbank Centre | Clore Ballroom
Violinist Pekka Kuusisto and vocalist Ilona Korhonen present a fascinating contemporary perspective on Finnish folk music in this free post-concert performance on The Clore Ballroom.
Pekka Kuusisto (b. 1976 in Finland) is a world famous violinist with a personal sound. He began studying the violin at the age of three and in 1995 he became the first Finnish violinist to win the International Jean Sibelius Violin Competition and he was awarded the special price for the best performance of Jean Sibelius' violin concerto.
Ilona Korhonen (b. 1972 in Finland) is a female musician dedicated to folk music and involved in all kinds of music, mostly vocal. She has studied at the Sibelius Academy Department of Music Education and she became Master of Music in 2003. In 2014 she won the national folk music ”Konsta Jylhä -competition”, in traditional competition in Kaustinen. She gives concert all around Europe, performing at the moment mostly as a runo-singing soloist.