Welcome to the personal website of Markku Klami
, a Finnish composer of contemporary music.
Klami's output includes works for orchestra and soloists and orchestra, a chamber opera, chamber music, works for solo instruments,
choral works, electro-acoustic works, multimedia works and electronic music for short films. In recent years Klami's music has been performed at many important music festivals and concerts in Finland and abroad in Nordic countries, around Europe, United States, Russia, South America and China.
Klami has received two First Prizes in national composition competitions in Finland with his orchestral works. In 2009, his Clarinet Concerto FUME was selected to the Jury's list of recommended works in the 2nd International Uuno Klami Composition Competition.
Klami has received commissions from and collaborated (among others) with clarinetist Lauri Sallinen, flutist Hanna Kinnunen, guitarists Patrik Kleemola, Timo Korhonen, Shin-ichi Fukuda, Thomas Müller-Pering, Fabio de Oliveira, Petrit Çeku, Massimo Felici, Kimmo Rahunen and Patrick Vena, bandonéonist Henrik Sandås, video artist Arttu Merimaa, Uusinta Chamber Ensemble, Turku 2011 European Capital of Culture, Se ensemble, The Polytech Choir, Chorus Cathedralis Iuniorum and Helsinki Guitar Duo.
In 2008-2011 Klami was the chairman of Ears Open Society, a society for young composers from and living in Finland. Ears Open promotes the works by youngest generation of composers
by arranging public concerts, performances and seminars. In 2010 Klami was elected to the of board of Finnish Music Council where he represents the Society of Finnish Composers. Klami was one of the organizers of the international Brinkhall Summer Concerts Festival in Turku, Finland in 2008-2011. With Patrik Kleemola, Klami is founding member of MuSpark Society. The society arranges concerts of modern art music and aims to create bondings and co-operation between composers and performers on international level.
May 25, 2016 - World premiere of Värein for 4 percussionists, piano and string orchestra: students of the East Helsinki Music Institute, The Helsinki Strings, cond. Jukka Rantamäki at the Temple Rock Church in Helsinki on May 26
Apr 29, 2016 - Big opera project coming up! Together with Maria Kallionpää, I will be composing the first full-lenght puppet opera in Nordic countries. The premiere will take place in spring of 2018. Featuring yet-to-be-announced soloists, the opera will be performed by Pori Sinfonietta and Pori Opera Choir, conducted by Jan Söderblom. More information in the press release; CV was updated
Jan 9, 2016 - Country premiere (UK) of afore will be given by Bocheng Wang at European Pianorama 2016 at Constance Pilkington hall of Purcell School of Music, Bushey, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom on Jan 12; List of works and Performances were updated
Nov 20, 2015 - World premiere of afore will be given by Tuomas Niininen at the Concert hall of Academy of Music in Lodz, Poland on Nov 23
Nov 12, 2015 - Performances aura, Göreme Echoes and world premiere of ripples in Finland and Estonia on November 15 & 20 as a part of HELIjaKEEL concert series
Aug 29, 2015 - Performances in the autumn 2015: Danish premiere of REPEAT given by Alice Teyssier at Nordic Music Days 2015 in Copenhagen on Sep 26; selection of my works at HELIjaKEEL concert series in Tallinn, Estonia on Nov 20; new works for solo piano (to be announced)
Feb 8, 2015 - World premiere of aava will be given by Timo Korhonen at Musica nova Helsinki 2015 Festival on Feb 9; German premiere of REPEAT in Berlin, Germany on Feb 26; List of works, Performances and CV were updated
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Aug 30, 2013 - Miessointien kirjo
Jul 10, 2013 - PK hallitsee nykysäveltäjien haasteet
Apr 5, 2013 - New works at European capitals
Apr 26, 2012 - Varaa valita parhaat
Apr 20, 2012 - Kleemola lisää repertuaaria
Dec 2, 2011 - Olli Virtaperko tours in Russia
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