Hi there all you nice people! Last week we in Uusikaupunki had a very special week – the annual Crusell Music Festival was here, and it brought many talented professional musicians and soon-to-be musicians here for master classes for woodwinds, concerts and open-air events… I bought tickets for many concerts (and that was a bit
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Took some photos of this very beautiful old wooden gate here in Uusikaupunki, Finland… The yellow building from which you can see a corner on the right stands on the site of the birthplace of the composer and clarinet virtuoso Bernhard Henric Crusell.
Wow… what a week I had! The annual Crusell Music Festival was held here in Uusikaupunki, and this year there was also an international bassoon competition. I attended a few concerts and the semifinal and final rounds of the competition. What a great festival of woodwind music! Many high-level musicians from Finland and abroad attended
Today I was listening to the semifinal round of the international Crusell Bassoon Competition which is currently being held during the Crusell Music Festival here in Uusikaupunki, Finland. I must honestly say that although I am a musician, I had never heard the bassoon as a solo instrument and didn’t even know that it is
Yesterday I attended an event in the local Lutheran church center… “The journeys of Crusell – a cultural evening in the spirit of Crusell”… there was a journalist called Janne Koskinen who just recently had translated the travel diaries of the composer Berndt Henric Crusell in Finnish, and after the intermission musicians Jukka-Pekka Lehto (flute)