Jaakko Kuusisto's Violin Concerto is now available in a version with piano accompaniment. The reduction from the original orchestral score was written by pianist Joonas Pohjonen, and it is suitable for both study and performance use. Available for sale from Jaakko's publisher Tactus Ltd, including separate solo violin part; for price and orders contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Oulu Music Festival has extended artistic director Jaakko Kuusisto's contract through 2017. The 2014 festival, held during March 7th - 23rd, was a success, with 32 performances of a wide variety of music and dance, attracting an audience of 8.500. The next festival will be held during March 8th - 22nd, 2015.