Kasmir Uusitupa dazzled the international XII Jean Sibelius violin competition in the spring of this year. 18 violinists were selected for the semi-finals, of which Uusitupa was the only Finn.
Now Uusitupa leads an ensemble of top musicians in the concert Kaukametsä haamottaa at the Lux Musice festival in Siuntio. The concert connects Siuntio’s past cultural history to the present and the future. The musicians are:
Katri Tikka, harp
Hanna Juutilainen, flute
Heikki Nikula, clarinet
Anna-Kaisa Pippuri, oboe
Otto Kenetti, french horn
Lea Tuuri, violin
Anna Kuvaja, piano
Sami Mäkelä, cello
Kaija Saarikettu, violin
Kasmir Uusitupa, conductor
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More details about Uusitupa’s career:
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.
In connection with his studies, he has been able to cope at concerts, e.g. Vaasa City Orchestra, Kuopio City Orchestra and the navy’s band.
In autumn 2022, he started working in Helsinki as conductor and artistic director of the junior strings.