Bio

Tiina Myllärinen

Tiina Myllärinen (b. 1979) writes music that has been described as cheerfully inquisitive, vigorous and original. She has composed orchestral, choral, chamber and solo works and experimented with electroacoustic music and video. Outside Finland works by her have been performed in the United States, Italy, England, Austria, Germany, Lithuania, Iceland and Norway. Among those who have commissioned works from her are the Pro Musica Foundation, the Helsinki Chamber Choir, the University of Helsinki, the Time of Music festival, the Uusinta ensemble, the Polytech Choir (PK) and the “ja kitara soi” guitar festival.

Tiina Myllärinen has recently developed an interest in the application and study of various acoustic phenomena, such as resonance, in her music. She is also working for an artistic doctorate at the Sibelius Academy on the subject.

Education

Doctoral studies in composition with Beat Furrer, Kunstuniversität Graz, spring 2016

Doctoral studies in composition with Veli-Matti Puumala and Jukka Tiensuu 2013-

MM, Sibelius-Academy, Helsinki, Finland, 2012

Masters studies in composition with Veli-Matti Puumala, Tapio Nevanlinna, Tapio Tuomela and Tapani Länsiö 2005-2012

Composition studies with Patrizio Marrone at S. Pietro a Majella, Naples, Italy

BA, Sibelius-Academy, Helsinki, Finland, 2003

Bachelor studies in classical guitar 1998-2003

Studies in the Royal Conservatoire of The Hague, Netherlands, 2001

Master Classes

José Maria Sánchez-Verdú (Sibelius-Academy) 2016

Mark Andre (Sibelius-Academy) 2014

Klaus Lang (UNM-festival, Reykjavik) 2012

Beat Furrer (Viitasaari) 2012

Jukka Tiensuu, Jouni Kaipainen (Sannäs) 2012

Wolfgang Rihm (Brücken-festival, Rostock) 2011

Sergei Newski (Viitasaari) 2011

Hanspeter Kyburz (Sibelius-Academy) 2010

Eivind Buene (UNM-festival, Helsinki) 2010

Brian Ferneyhough, Liza Lim, Hans Thomalla, Manos Tsangaris (Darmstadt International Summer Course) 2010

Magnus Lindberg, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Jukka Tiensuu (Sannäs) 2010

Niels Rosing-Show, Kent Olofsson, Ivar Frounberg, Rytis Mazulis (Druskininkai) 2010

 

Awards, Honors, Important grants

Grant from Arts Promotion Centre Finland 2016 (3 years), 2013 (1 year)

Grants from Finnish cultural foundation 2015, 2012, 2011

Grant from Pro Musica foundation 2013

Grant from Martin Wegelius –foundation 2011

Publications

The Polytech Choir (Juha Kuivanen cond.) has made a recording of my piece Kaikki kuuluu värinä (PKCD23, 2013)

Fennica Gehrman has published my pieces what? (2010), Traces (2014), Squarcio (2011), Railo (2015) and Three songs (2007). Upcoming string quartet will be published 2022.

My pieces have been recorded for radio in Finland (YLE) and Island (RÙV).

Most important commissions

Uusinta ensemble and Sea Lapland String Quartet–string quartet, fp. 2022

Helsinki university -conferment cantata for soprano, choir and chamber orchestra for the conferment ceremony at the faculty of philosophy, fp. May 2019

Helsinki Chamber Choir –piece for mixed choir, fp. Helsinki, February 2017

Pro Musica Foundation –piece for large symphony orchestra, fp. Musiikkitalo Helsinki, June 2014

Time of Music festival –piece for five percussionists, fp. Viitasaari, July 2011

The Polytech Choir –piece for male choir, fp. Helsinki, May 2010

 

Other recent commissions

Ja kitara soi -festival and Marja Nevankallio –piece for solo kantele, fp. Ja kitara soi -festival Lappeenranta, November 2019

Eeva Rysä -piece for solo cello, fp. Helsinki autumn 2022

Superpluck-trio -piece for cembalo, guitar and kantele, fp. Helsinki spring 2023

Akartia trio –piece for soprano, saxophone and accordeon, fp. Spain autumn 2023

Naiara De La Puente and Veli Kujala -piece for solo accordeon and video, fp. in Spain and Finland 2024

Kirsten Voss and Sonja Honkamaa -piece for soprano and piano, fp. 2025

Most important performances

Conferment Cantata – Meeri Pulakka, soprano, Academic Choral Society, Helsinki University Symphony Orchestra, Tomas Djupsjöbacka cond., Helsinki 24.5.2019

Kaikki kuuluu Värinä – Chamber Choir Värinä, Noora Hirn cond., 5-year anniversary concert, Helsinki 27.10.2018

Railo –Helsinki Chamber Choir, Nils Schweckendiek cond., Musica nova –festival, Kiasma theater, Helsinki 7.2.2017

Traces –piece for symphony orchestra, Pro Musica Foundation’s orchestra, Atso Almila cond., Musiikkitalo, Helsinki 5.6.2014

Squarcio –CAPUT sinfonietta, Gudni Franzson cond., Northern Lights Hall, Harpa, Reykjavik, 1.9.2012

Squarcio –Ensemble der hmt Rostock, Konstantin Heuer cond., Rostock 21.11.2011

Flash –Osuma percussion quintet, Time of Music festival, Viitasaari, 9.7.2011

Kaikki kuuluu värinä –The Polytech Choir, Juha Kuivanen cond., 110-year anniversary concert, Helsinki, 22.5.2010

Other performances abroad

Three songs -Terhi Mastovaara, soprano, Plinio Fernandes, guitar, Kalle-Pekka Koponen, cello, Royal Academy of Music, London, England, May 2017

Hallan vaaraa, Terhi Mastovaara, sopraano ja Florence Awotula, mezzosoprano, Royal Academy of Music, London, England, May 2017

Resonance, Ensemble der Kunstuniversität Graz, Austria, 10.6.2016

Risonanza I –Ari Lehtonen, accordion, Hancock, United States, 26.9.2013

Puhallus – St. Christopher Woodwind Quintet, Druskininkai, Lithuania 29.5.2010

Three songs –Jutta Seppinen, mezzosoprano and Asamisimasa, Ung Nordisk Musik, Oslo 1.9.2008

Quattro piccolo pezzi drammatici –Valerio Starace, violin, Carmine Matino, viola, Gianpaolo Nigro, cello, Naples, Italy 13.6.2005

Other recent and upcoming performances

Sokkelo -a large inter-art piece in Kerava together with poet Henriikka Tavi and scenographer Ia Ensterä, August 2023

Kaikki kuuluu Värinä -Värinä Chamber Choir, dir. Noora Hirn, Helsinki 13.11.2021

Risonanza V: La Preghiera -a solo for three kanteles, Marja Nevankallio, Ja kitara soi -festival, Lappeenranta 15.11.2019

Farewell – trio for violin, quartertoneaccordeon and two organs, Pasi Eerikäinen, Veli Kujala, Susanne Kujala, Ja kitara soi –festival, Lappeenranta 19.11.2017

Risonanza IV –piece for solo piano, Aura Go, Musiikkitalo Camerata-hall, Helsinki 19.5.2017

Risonanza II : play/off –piece for a guitarist, three videos and 8-channel electronics, Otto Tolonen and Alejandro Olarte, Kantakaupungin kitarakonsertit –concert series, Balder-hall, Helsinki 1.12. 2016

Risonanza II : play/off – piece for a guitarist, three videos and 8-channel electronics, Otto Tolonen and Alejandro Olarte, Ja kitara soi –festival, Kehruuhuone Lappeenranta 12.11.2016

Risonanza II : play/off – piece for a guitarist, three videos and 8-channel electronics, Otto Tolonen and Alejandro Olarte, Musiikkitalo Camerata-hall, Helsinki 20.5.2016

Three songs for mezzosoprano, guitar and cello, Nyky ensemble, Musiikkitalo Camerata-hall, Helsinki 18.3.2016

Two songs of Three songs for mezzosoprano, guitar and cello, Terhi Mastovaara, Orestis Willemen and Katariina Kolehmainen, WeW-festival, nursing home Wilen, Turku 6.2.2016

Song cycle with poems in Karelian language for soprano and percussion, Sanna Heikkinen, Mikael Heikkilä, Nurmeksen Joulumusiikki –concert series, Hannikainen-hall, Nurmes 30.12.2015

Farewell –trio for violin, quartertoneaccordeon and two organs, Pasi Eerikäinen, Veli Kujala, Susanne Kujala, Kallio Church, Helsinki 8.6.2015

Song cycle with poems in Karelian language for soprano and percussion, Sanna Heikkinen, Mikael Heikkilä, Carelia-hall, Joensuu 27.6.2014

Three songs for mezzosoprano, guitar and cello-Annika Fuhrmann, Jyrki Myllärinen, Markus Hohti, Ja kitara soi-festival, Lappeenranta 1.11.2013

Risonanza I –piece for solo accordeon, Ari Lehtonen, Musiikkitalo, Camerata-hall, Helsinki 11.4.2013            

Ballo in maschera –piece for cello and live-electronics, Defun Ensemble, ja kitara soi -festival, Lappeenranta, 28.10.2012

Bits and Pieces – miniature for string orchestra, Avanti! string orchestra, Dalia Stasevska cond., Grand, Porvoo 30.6.2012

Kaikki kuuluu värinä –The Polytech Choir, Juha Kuivanen cond., Tampere Biennale, Tampere-talo, 18.4.2012

Ballo in maschera – piece for cello and live-electronics, Defun Ensemble, Musiikkitalo Camerata-hall, Helsinki, 2.4.2012

Fantasy – solo piece for organ (version for pneumatic organ), Toni Pussinen, Musiikkitalo Organo-hall, Helsinki 26.1.2012

Fantasy – solo piece for organ (version for mechanical action organ), Susanne Kujala, Kallio church, Helsinki, 22.5.2011

Kaikki kuuluu värinä – The Polytech Choir, Juha Kuivanen cond., Sellosali, Espoo 11.5.2011

Hallan vaaraa – vocal duo, Sanna Heikkinen, Laura Vire, Ung Nordisk Musik festival, Helsinki, 20.9.2010              

Hallan vaaraa – vocal duo, Sanna Heikkinen, Laura Vire, Runokuu –festival, Helsinki 29.8.2010

Gagaku-music – miniature octet in Japanese theme, players of Avanti! chamber orchestra, Tuomas Hannikainen cond., Suvisoitto festival, Porvoo, 3.7.2010

what? – orchestral work, workshop concert with Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Dmitri Slobodeniouk cond., Helsinki, 26.3.2010

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