performed by Oslo Filharmonien conducted by Klaus Mäkelä
Batteria, (2016) performed by Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra conducted by André De Ridder
Un Grande Sospiro, (2018) Swiss premiere, performed by l’OCL conducted by Klaus Mäkelä
“Die Welt – ein Tor”, (2017) performed by Sirja Nironen and Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra conducted by Sakari Oramo
Sospirando 1 , (2017) performed by Kazutaka Morita, Naoki Yasuda, Jani Niinimäki & Jerry Piipponen
Chained, (2014) performed by Harri Kuusijärvi
Mini-documentary (in Finnish)
Performing material on hire from firstname.lastname@example.org
9.10.2021 19.00 Temppeliaukion Kirkko, Helsinki
Tuuli Lindeberg & Minttu Siitonen
22.12.2021 Helsinki, Finland
Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Klaus Mäkelä
Wiegenlied, country premiere
7.1.2022 19.00 Musiikkitalo, Helsinki, Finland
Vikingur Ólafsson, piano & Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra conducted by Klaus Mäkelä
Piano Concerto, world premiere
Commissioned by Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra and Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Broadcasted and filmed by YLE
15.6.2021 München, Germany
16.6.2021 München, Germany
17.6.2021 München, Germany
Münchner Philharmoniker conducted by Klaus Mäkelä
A composition at its best has everything. The entire life in a single moment. This is how composer Sauli Zinovjev (1988) sees it.
Since graduating from the Sibelius-Academy he has been focusing mainly on orchestral music with commissions and performances by distinguished orchestras such as the Finnish and Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestras, Philharmonic Orchestras of Oslo, Helsinki & Gothenburg and the Bamberger Symfoniker, Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne and Tapiola Sinfonietta. Zinovjev has collaborated with some of the frontline musicians such as Klaus Mäkelä, Vikingur Olafsson, Tuuli Lindeberg, Harri Kuusijärvi, Pekka Kuusisto and Markus Hohti. Zinovjev’s most recent works include a Piano Concerto for pianist Vikingur Olafsson commissioned by Finnish and Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestras and a new orchestral piece “Wiegenlied” commissioned by the Oslo Philharmonic, Gothenburg Symphony & Helsinki Philharmonic orchestras.
Zinovjev composes music that conveys vast emotions. The kind of music which also made him a composer. Until the age of sixteen, he played the guitar in a rock band and skateboarded. Then he saw a clip online with György Cziffra performing Liszt.
“It was as if wallpaper had been torn off the wall revealing a window to an open landscape. The euphoria and the virtuoso performance left a fanatic impression on me. To have the ability to inject so much art into a single moment. The entire spectrum of life.”
Zinovjev uses classical music to make his view of the world intelligible. To convey it – life – to others.