Outi Tarkiainen

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Outi Tarkiainen is a composer who has one foot in the Modernist camp and one in the jazz camp. Several of her works exhibit, in a deeply instinctive way, an organic, innovative dialogue between these two traditions – an example being the title work of her acclaimed disc Into the Woodland Silence. Tarkiainen’s music is frequently performed abroad and has been dubbed to draw on the immensity of the northern natural environment. Her saxophone concerto Saivo was nominated for the 2018 Nordic Council Music Prize. Recently, the BBC Philharmonic and the National Arts Centre Orchestra from Canada commissioned her to write an orchestral work to be premiered at the BBC Proms Festival in August 2019.



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