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Vaasa City Orchestra

Vaasa City Orchestra

Vaasa City Orchestra, established in 1930, has 31 musicians. Tomas Djupsjöbacka has been the chief conductor of the orchestra since January 2021.

The orchestra

Vaasa City Orchestra

Vaasa City Orchestra comprises 31 musicians. Tomas Djupsjöbacka has been the chief conductor of the orchestra since January 2021. The orchestra works and performs in the historical Vaasa City Hall, in the center of Vaasa.

Regular orchestral concerts in Vaasa date back to 1930, when an Orchestra Society was founded in the town. In 1974, the orchestra became part of the City of Vaasa.

In addition to traditional symphonic, concerts, the orchestra does school concert tours in Vaasa and  its neighboring municipalities.The orchestra frequently collaborates with other orchestras, and occasionally embarks on international tours, having visited for instance Nordic countries, Italy and USA.

Vaasa City Orchestra appears at various festivals during summertime such as Ilmajoki Music Festival, Korsholm Music Festival and Lohtaja Church Music Festival. Since summer 2018, the orchestra has also performed together with international artists at Vaasa Festival.

The orchestra also collaborates with Vaasa Opera Foundation and Vaasa City Theatre.

Since 1999, Vaasa City Orchestra has organized International Jorma Panula Conducting Competition together with Viljo and Maire Vuorio Foundation.

Conductor

Chief Conductor Tomas Djupsjöbacka

Musicians

Musicians of the Vaasa City Orchestra

I VIOLIN

Maano Männi
Matilda Haavisto
Anna-Leena Merikivi
Terje Männi
Anni Ylikallio

II VIOLIN

Liisa Makkonen
Katalin Farkas
Marko Konttinen
Tarmo Isokangas

VIOLA

Nana Raitaluoto
Pia Kukkonen
Viktor Olaus Nygård

CELLO

Vladimir Reshetko
Elena Hämäläinen
Harri Penttinen

DOUBLE BASS

Pontus Grans
Oskari Hanhikoski

FLUTE

Erica Nygård
Eva Hillebrandt

OBOE

Siri Alanko
Panu Sivonen

CLARINET

Eneko Iriarte Velasco
Claudia Reyes Segovia

BASSOON

Samuli Krohn
Pertti Maaniittu

FRENCH HORN

Harri Ala-Aho
Vesa Ania

TRUMPET

Tapio Paavilainen
Mari Pakarinen

TROMBONE

Tuomas Länne

PERCUSSION

Patrik Knif