Mikko Nisula


Mikko Nisula studied musicology at Helsinki University and composition at Saint-Petersburg Conservatory with professor Boris Tischenko. Later he completed his studies in a master-class with the Belgian composer Philippe Boesmans. Since 2007, he has been working on the critical edition of Fredrik Pacius’s (1809-1891) Complete Works of Musical Drama.

As a composer, Nisula can be characterized as a neoromantic, who has also absorbed into his music various other stylistic influences, according to the mood and subject of the each composition. Among his central works are the opera Tähtisilmä (Starry-eyed girl) (2010-17), Piano Concerto (2018), Sinfonia concertante (2009), a cantata Myrsky (The Storm) (2006) and 5 orchestral fantasies, of which the most well known is Vellamon neidot (Vellamo's Maidens) (2016). Worth of mentioning are also 3 chamber concertos, 5 song cycles with different instrumental combinations and 4 sonatas for accordion.



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