Maria Kallionpää

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Dr. Maria Kallionpää is an internationally active composer and pianist. She earned her PhD in composition at the university of Oxford in 2015; her artistic research project was funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (UK), Scatcherd European Scholarship, and the Finnish Cultural Foundation. Kallionpää won the first prize of the OUPHIL composition competition in 2013. She has graduated from the Royal Academy of Music (2009) and Universität für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Wien (2010) and has also studied at Sibelius Academy and Universität Mozarteum Salzburg.

Her works have been performed, for example, at Musikverein Wien, Philharmonie Luxembourg, and Sibiu Philharmonia. In 2011 Kallionpää was a commissioned composer of the Turku European Culture Capital and a finalist of the Tenso European Chamber Choir Composition Competition. Furthermore, her music was workshopped by the BBC Singers in the same year. Kallionpää has performed at numerous music festivals including, for example, Rainy Days Festival at Philharmonie Luxembourg, Musica nova Helsinki, Spitalfields Festival (London), and Neue Musik von Thuringen. In 2016 her music was performed at the Florida International Toy Piano Festival.

Kallionpää works currently as a postdoctoral fellow at the university of Aalborg and as a composer in residence of the Mixed Reality Laboratory of the Nottingham University. Her artistic research project focuses on designing a music engine that uses gamification as a composition technique. Kallionpää is a winner of the Fabbrica Young Artist Development Program of Opera di Roma, for which she is currently composing a new opera that will be premiered in 2017. Moreover, in collaboration with her colleague Markku Klami, Kallionpää is also working on the first full-length puppet opera produced in the Nordic Countries, which will premiere in 2018. Kallionpää was a laureate of Académie de France à Rome in 2016.

“There aren’t any particular themes or topics connecting my pieces, but of course the whole world is full of sources of inspiration, for example movies or poems,” says Maria Kallionpää.


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Works

Title Instrumentation Year Category Duration Available from
Acceleration - Nocturne/Reflections 2009 00:00 Music Finland
(A)Norma(L) 2016 00:00 Music Finland
Aspectos 2008 7 00:00 Music Finland
Birth of Venus 2002 7 00:00
Boston Piece 2014 7 00:00 Music Finland
Celestifilia 2012 8 09:30 Music Finland
Dialogo 8 00:00
Die achte Elegie 2005 7 06:00 Music Finland
Echo/Psyche 2006 7 05:00 Music Finland
Einige Kleinigkeiten 2007 7 06:00 Music Finland
El Canto de la Guerra 2013 3 11:00 Music Finland
Elo 2008 00:00 Music Finland
El Safari de la Muerte 2013 05:00 Music Finland
Fantasia 2013 04:00 Music Finland
Il corteo 2008 7 06:30 Music Finland
Impossible Grace 2012 7 08:00
In der kühlen Nacht 2003 7 06:00 Music Finland
In Memoriam 2009 7 00:00 Music Finland
“Jeder Engel Ist Schrecklich…” 2008 2 13:00 Music Finland
Kiihdytys 2009 7 02:45 Music Finland
Kuru 2011 2 11:20 Music Finland
La Safari de la Muerte 2013 8 05:00
La tristeza del Cielo (Neruda) 2009 02:30 Music Finland
Marie's Fate 2009 9 05:00 Music Finland
Music for the short movie "Target" 2009 2, 10 00:00 Music Finland
Noch einmal 2008 8 01:50 Music Finland
"...of the Lost One..." 2010 3 11:00 Music Finland
Olivia's Aria 2016 00:00
Por la ultima... 2006 8 00:00 Music Finland
Prelude 2008 9 00:00 Music Finland
Raindrops 2011 8 07:00 Music Finland
Regenmusik-Windmusik 2009 00:00 Music Finland
Run 2006 8 09:00 Music Finland
Rush Music 2013 7 06:30 Music Finland
Schatten 2009 2 03:30 Music Finland
Schatten II 2009 00:00 Music Finland
Seamar 2006 9 07:00 Music Finland
Seamar II 2008 9 00:00 Music Finland
Seamar III 2009 9 00:00 Music Finland
Shine 2004 7 00:00
Six Pieces for Solo Cello 2000 8 02:00 Music Finland
Sonatina 1997 8 00:00
Sonnenschände/Sonnenwende 2011 8, 11 12:00 Music Finland
String quartetto 2003 7 00:00
Suru 2008 9 00:00 Music Finland
T/4/2 2007 7 02:00 Music Finland
Tara 2004 7 00:00
Toccata 2011 8 05:00 Music Finland
Trinity Mania 2010 8 00:00 Music Finland
Triptych: A journey of an Eternal Soul 2003 8 12:00 Music Finland
Tuli 2004 9 00:00
Walk 2008 7 00:00 Music Finland
Wind quintet 2009 7 05:30 Music Finland
Zahir 2006 2 15:00 Music Finland
Zusammenbinden. Winden? – Hommage a Schumann 2010 8, 11 10:00 Music Finland