References

The most important awards, prizes and concerts of the students of the Youth Piano Academy Finland from 2013-2021

 

Awards and prizes

 

Kuopio Piano Competition, Finland 2021
2 prizes, including the 1st Prize in category II and the Special Prize for the Best Performance of Romantic Repertoire

Ilmari Hannikainen Piano Chamber Music Competition, Jyväskylä, Finland 2020
1 award

International Tapiola Piano Competition, Espoo, Finland 2019
5 prizes, including 4 Special Prizes in the International Category (11-15 yrs)

International Golden Classical Music Awards Competition, New York, USA 2019
1st Prize and the Special Prize for the Best Rachmaninov Performance

International Concorso Pianistico ”Musica in Laguna”, Chioggia, Italy 2019
1st Prize

International Young Musician Competition, Tallinn, Estonia 2019
1 prize

International Stockholm Music Competition, Stockholm, Sweden 2018
2 prizes, including the 1st Prize in category B (10-12 yrs)

Steinway Piano Festival, Helsinki, Finland 2018
6 prizes, 4 awards, including the 1st Prize in category C (16-19 yrs)

Leevi Madetoja Piano Competition, Oulu, Finland 2018
5 prizes, including the 1st Prize in category III (17 yrs and over)

International Maj Lind Piano Competition, Helsinki, Finland 2017
1 participant

Tampere Piano Competition, Tampere, Finland 2017
1 award

Chopin Competition for Young Pianists, Finland 2017
2nd Prize and 5 awards

Kuopio Piano Competition, Finland 2017
2 prizes

Steinway Piano Festival, Helsinki, Finland 2016
9 awards, including the 1st Prize in category A (under 13 yrs)

Lakeus Soi Piano Competition, Kauhajoki, Finland 2016
1st Prize

Erkki Melartin Chamber Music Competition, Savonlinna, Finland 2016
2 prize winners

Pianoaura Piano Competition, Turku, Finland 2016
4 awards

Satakunta Piano Competition, Rauma, Finland 2015
1st Prize

Leevi Madetoja Piano Competition, Oulu, Finland 2015
7 awards, including the 1st Prize in highest category

Kuopio Piano Competition, Kuopio, Finland 2014
2 awards

International Stockholm Music Competition, Stockholm, Sweden, 2014
2 awards

Ilmari Hannikainen Piano Competition, Jyväskylä, Finland 2014
2 awards

 

Important concerts

 

Helsinginkatu Philharmonic Orchestra, Winter Concerts 2020
Samuel Eriksson, Rachmaninov: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini op.43

Helsinki Concordia Orchestra, Soloists on Stage 2019
Liisa Smolander, Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto n°2, 1st mvt

Golden Classical Music Awards, Prize Winners Concert, Carnegie Hall, New York 2019
Niilo Ruotsala

PianoEspoo Festival 2019
Festival Preview Concerts
Leona Kunnamo

Young Pianists at the Opera
The Youth Piano Academy Lunch Concert
Samuel Eriksson, Leona Kunnamo, Aino Lappalainen, Mikael Loponen, Vilina Rainisto, Ellen Simos, Lumia Simos, Liisa Smolander, Sofia Stasevska

Mänttä Music Festival 2019
The Young Artists of the Year
Niilo Ruotsala, Ellen Simos

Joensuu Music Festival 2019
Luovat nuoret: Nuorten pianoakatemia
Samuel Eriksson, Leona Kunnamo, Mikael Loponen, Pyry Paunio, Tarmo Peltokoski, Niilo Ruotsala, Liisa Smolander, Sofia Stasevska, “Piano Desperados” (Samuel Eriksson, Mikael Loponen, Tarmo Peltokoski), feat. Niklas Pokki

Mikkeli Music Festival 2019
Dinner with Friends
Tarmo Peltokoski

After Concert
Tarmo Peltokoski, “Piano Desperados” (Samuel Eriksson, Mikael Loponen, Tarmo Peltokoski)

Oulu Philharmonic Orchestra, Young Soloists 2019
Arttu Nevala, Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto n°2, 1st mvt

Turku Philharmonic Orchestra, Young Soloists 2019
Samuel Eriksson, Prokofiev: Piano Concerto n°2, 1st mvt

Mänttä Music Festival 2018
The Young Artists of the Year
Mikael Loponen, Arttu Nevala

Kesäyön kirkastus
“Piano Desperados” (Samuel Eriksson, Mikael Loponen, Arttu Nevala, Leevi Ollila, Tarmo Peltokoski, Ellen Simos, Liisa Smolander, Sofia Stasevska), feat. Tuija Hakkila, Antti Hotti, Niklas Pokki, Jari Sinkkonen

Turku Philharmonic Orchestra, Young Soloists 2018
Mikael Loponen, Mendelssohn: Capriccio brillante

EPTA European Piano Teachers’ Conference, Helsinki, Finland 2017
Leevi Ollila, Samuel Eriksson, Tarmo Peltokoski

Korsholma Music Festival 2017
Liisa Smolander, Sofia Stasevska, Samuel Eriksson, Leevi Ollila, Tarmo Peltokoski

Turku Philharmonic Orchestra, Young Soloists 2017
Samuel Eriksson, Beethoven: Piano Concerto n°3, 1st mvt

Turku Conservatory Chamber Orchestra 2017
Mikael Loponen, Beethoven: Piano Concerto n°2

Steingraeber & Söhne Piano Factory, Bayreuth, Germany 2017
Liisa Smolander, Ellen Simos, Leevi Ollila, Tarmo Peltokoski, Heta Räisänen, Sofia Stasevska, Arttu Nevala, Mikael Loponen,
Ossi Tanner, Arttu Ollikainen

Mänttä Music Festival 2017
The Young Artists of the Year
Samuel Eriksson, Leevi Ollila, Liisa Smolander

Concert tour in Malaga, Spain, 2017
Samuel Eriksson, Leevi Ollila, Liisa Smolander, Tarmo Peltokoski

Kauniainen Music Festival 2016
Tarmo Peltokoski

Festival Musica in Laguna, Chioggia, Italy, 2016
Samuel Eriksson, Beethoven: Piano Concerto n°3, 1st mvt

Mänttä Music Festival 2016
The Young Artists of the Year
Kiku Kämäläinen, Sofia Stasevska

Kuopio Philharmonic Orchestra 2016
Tarmo Peltokoski, Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto n°2

Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Young Soloists 2016
Tarmo Peltokoski, Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto n°2

Turku Philharmonic Orchestra, Young Soloists 2016
Mikael Loponen, Mozart: Piano Concerto in F Major K. 413

TV7 12th Anniversary 2016
Ellen Simos

Tapiolan Youth Symphony Orchestra, Young Soloists 2016
Kiku Kämäläinen, Beethoven: Piano Concerto n°3

PianoEspoo Festival 2015
The Youth Piano Academy Lunch Concert
Ellen Simos, Arttu Nevala, Mikael Loponen, Samuel Eriksson, Liisa Smolander, Heta Räisänen, Tarmo Peltokoski, Leevi Ollila,
Sofia Stasevska, Kiku Kämäläinen

’Sibelius Meets Boulez’ – Piano Cavalcade
Tarmo Peltokoski, Leevi Ollila, Samuel Eriksson

Oulu Festivo 2015
Liisa Smolander, Shostakovitsh: Piano Concerto n°2

Turku Music Festival 2015
Lied Concert with the Youth Piano Academy
Arttu Ollikainen, Ossi Tanner, Karoliina Ruhno

Mänttä Music Festival 2015
The Young Artists of the Year
Heta Räisänen, Tarmo Peltokoski

Ritarihuoneen Kamarikesä – Chamber Summer 2015
Samuel Eriksson, Tarmo Peltokoski, Karoliina Ruhno (broadcasted by the Finnish Broadcasting Company)

Vaasa City Orchestra 2015
Tarmo Peltokoski, Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto n°2

Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Young Soloists 2015
Ossi Tanner, Prokofiev: Piano Concerto n°1

Mänttä Music Festival 2014
The Young Artists of the Year
Ossi Tanner, Karoliina Ruhno

Turku Conservatory Chamber Orchestra 2014
Samuel Eriksson and Leevi Ollila, Haydn: Piano Concerto in D Major Hob. XVIII:11