Wednesday 20.2. Central Ostrobothnian Conservatory 19.00
The popular Jonna Pirttijoki is a gift to Ostrobothnia – and the musical world.
Jonna Pirttijoki began playing accordion at age six at Kauhajoki Adult Education Center in 1993 and continued at the Panula Institute between 1995 and 2003. From Kauhajoki ,she was well on her way, via Central Ostrobothnia Conservatory, to study the musical performing arts at the Sibelius Academy, from where she graduated with a Master’s degree in 2012.
Pirttijokis, who has had international competition success, names among her most significant teachers Matti Rantanen, Veli Kujala, Sari Viinikainen and Anne-Marie Sillanpää. She has, in addition, participated in the master classes of Mie Mikins, Stefan Hussongs, Hugo Norths, Claudio Jacomuccis and Iñaki Alberdis, as well as Janne Rättyäs. For Kokkola residents, Pirttijoki has perhaps become most known over the past 10 years as a magnificent singer and master of both the accordion and the concertina.
Pirttijoki’s repertoire is musically diverse. The first half of the evening’s concert will consist of modern accordion music and other arrangements. Featured composers include Kaipainen, Lievonen, Piazzolla, Stravinsky and Bach. The second half will include songs, Latino music and moving stories that are sure to captivate. Composers will include Edith Piaf, Eppu Normaali and everything in between. Music arrangements by Pirttijoki in strong, Latin spirit, of course!