Aug 2 at 15.00 The Youth Piano Academy


Wednesday, Aug 2, 2023 at 15:00 
The Youth Piano Academy Finland 10 Years 
Serlachius Museum Gösta, Kivijärvi Hall
35/28 €

The Youth Piano Academy has successfully coached extraordinary young pianist talent in Finland for 10 years. Current and former students of the Academy will perform in this anniversary concert. The Youth Piano Academy is funded by the Finnish Cultural Foundation and the Jane and Aatos Erkko Foundation.

In the jubilee concert shall perform the following former and current students of the Youth Piano Academy Finland: Arttu Ollikainen (2013-15), piano duo Liisa Smolander (2013-20) & Mikael Loponen (2015-2022), Vilina Rainisto (2018-) ja Kaika Niskakangas (2023-).


Frédéric Chopin (1810–1849): Scherzo B flat minor Op. 31 
Vilina Rainisto

Frédéric Chopin: Balladi F minor Op. 52
Kaika Niskakangas

Frédéric Chopin: Balladi G minor Op. 23
Johannes Brahms (1833–1897): Intermezzo A major Op. 118 No. 2 
Arttu Ollikainen

Igor Stravinsky (1882–1971): Le sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring), arr. for piano 4 hands
II: Le Sacrifice (The Sacrifice)
Liisa Smolander ja Mikael Loponen

Program is subject to alteration.
Artistic Director Niklas Pokki introduces the concert in the Kivijärvi Hall at 14:30 (in Finnish).
No intermission. The concert ends approximately at 16:15. 

Concert tickets

  • 35 €/ticket: adults
  • 28 €/discount ticket: students, children at the ages of 7-17 (under 7s for free), pensioners, conscripts, unemployed, member of Mäntän Musiikkijuhlien Tuki ry, member of Pianopedagogit ry
  • group ticket for a minimum of 10 people (-10 % from normal price)
  • group ticket for a minimum of 10 pensioners (-10 % from reduced price)

The booking calendar reduces the group ticket price automatically when you book at least for 10 people/price category. Paying with a cultural or recreational benefit is not possible.

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Tickets can be canceled and refunded or exchanged in the following circumstances: 

If the performer changes or the time of a concert is rescheduled, tickets may be canceled and refunded or used in a replacing concert.

In case of tightened Covid-19 restrictions, Mänttä Music Festival may have to cut down the size of the audience. In such a case those, who have first purchased tickets, will be prioritized. In such a case, tickets, which cannot be used, can be refunded.

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If a ticket holder becomes ill, tickets are not refunded and cannot be exchanged. This also applies to catching Covid-19. 

Mänttä Music Festival reserves all rights to changes in concert programs and locations without notice. The duration of the concerts is directional.



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