Patrik Kleemola gives the concert world premiere of Markku Klami's entire Etudes cycle at the opening concert of Sibelius Academy's International Guitar Pedagogy Conference on February 3, 2023 at the Organo hall of the Helsinki Music Centre. Although several movements from Etudes have been performed around Finland and abroad by Kleemola and other guitarists as well, and Kleemola released the Etudes cycle on his YouTube channel in the autumn of 2021, this event marks the world premiere of all Etudes in the same concert.
After the concert world premiere on February 3, Kleemola takes the whole Etudes cycle on tour in Finland and Germany, with performances on Feb 8 at The Church of Holy Cross in Rauma, Feb 10 at the Pyynikki hall of the Tampere Conservatory of Music, Feb 17 at the Concert hall of the Helsinki Conservatory of Music, Feb 19 at the Korkalovaara Chapel in Rovaniemi and Feb 21 at the Kaamos Gallery of the Kuusamo House in Kuusamo. On March 25, 2023 Kleemola gives the German premiere of Etudes Nos. 6 "Stream", 4 "Agitato nervosamente", 9 "Mirage" and 10 "Blaze" at the forum of contemporary music festival at Breitachklamm Hall of Oberstdorf House in Oberstdorf, Germany.
Etudes was written for Patrik Kleemola with support from The Finnish Cultural Foundation and The Arts Promotion Centre Finland. Sheet music for Etudes is available via Edition Wilhelm Hansen.
The concert tour in Finland is supported by The Society of Finnish Composers.
Etudes on Patrik Kleemola's YouTube Channel
Sheet music for Etudes via Edition Wilhelm Hansen
Etudes event on the Sibelius Academy website