July 31 at 18.30 Yeol Eum Son


Wednesday 31 July 2024 6.30 pm
Yeol Eum Son
Serlachius Kivijärvi Hall
58/45 €

“Yeol Eum Son is musicality itself, and has the fingers of God… with an innate sense of tactus, and this way of always being between pleasure and emotion–” –Jean-Charles Hoffelé, Artalinna

Yeol Eum Son is a 37-year-old South Korean piano star whose playing is characterised by poetic refinement, bold contrasts and breathtaking technical mastery. His piano music has been compared by many critics to the greatest piano legends of all time.

The evening’s selection of works brings back memories of the early days of the Mänttä Music Festival: a colourful collection of piano music rarities combined with the much-loved and renowned Rachmaninov Prelude Suite. The theme of this delicious concert programme is the great piano virtuosos as composers.


Ignacy Paderewski: Humoresque de concert, op. 14 Book I
I. Menuet
II. Sarabande
III. Caprice

Alicia de Larrocha: Sonata antigua

Alexis Weissenberg: Étude

Friedrich Gulda:
Play Piano Play
VIII. Tempo giusto e risoluto
IX. Allegro, dolce
X. Allegro pesante

Earl Wild: Reminiscenes of Snow White


Sergei Rachmaninoff: Preludes op. 32

Artistic Director of the Mänttä Music Festival Niklas Pokki introduces the concert in the Serlachius Kivijärvi Hall at 18:00 (in Finnish). Estimated starting time of the intermission is 19:05. The concert ends approximately at 20:15.

Concert tickets

  • 58 €/ticket: adults
  • 45 €/discount ticket: students, children at the ages of 7-17 (under 7s for free), pensioners, conscripts, the 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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Intermission Refreshments at Autere Cottage

The traditional and cozy cottage in the art museum’s yard serves as intermission café. Book in advance and enjoy chanterelle pie or chocolate pastry, 9,60 €/person. Coffee or tea is included. Other beverages and pastries are also available on the spot.

Ticket refund

Mänttä Music Festival concert tickets cannot be exchanged or returned.

However, if a concert is cancelled or the artist or date of the concert is changed, you can return the ticket or use the equivalent amount to buy a ticket for another Mänttä Music Festival concert. This is subject to the availability of tickets for the alternative concert.

Mänttä Music Festival reserves the right to make changes to the programme and venue. Concert duration is approximate.



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