Juniorijouset with conductor Kasimir Uusitupa


“Come and get to know the string orchestra through tunes by Mozart, Sibelius and Bartok and even stories”

Kasmir Uusitupa, who started playing the violin at the age of three, is known as one of the most interesting Finnish musicians of the new generation. His varied career as a chamber musician, soloist and concertmaster has naturally also directed him to undertake studies, with Jorma Panula and Petri Komulainen.

Kasmir Uusitupa dazzled the international XII Jean Sibelius violin competition in the spring 2022. 18 violinists were selected for the semi-finals, of which Uusitupa was the only Finn.

Helsingin Juniorjouset is led by Kasmir Uusitupa. He started his career as an artistic director and conductor of the orchestra in Autumn 2022.

Helsingin Juniorijouset (The Helsinki Strings) is from Eastern Helsinki Music Institute. The orchestra was founded in 1972 by Géza and Csaba Szilvay. Helsinki Strings has three levels the pinnacle of orchestra training, where the players rise Viuluviikarit and through Helsinki’s Lapsijouset to JuniorStrings. The training of orchestras is based on For the Colourstrings teaching developed at the Eastern Helsinki Music Institute.

The concert, recording and training activities of the junior bands are have significantly influenced Finnish music education and have done so Finnish culture and music education to be known in different parts of the world.