Flute Festival with Sami Junnonen
IMS Cardiff is very pleased to announce our next festival as part of our Festival Series:
Flute Festival with Sami Junnonen.
Happening on the 13th of May, 9.30am-5.30pm
"Junnonen keeps impressing his audience with his great talent, technically sovereign, and his intensity and
longing for musical expression. He keeps exploring the repertoire and possibilities on the flute, and is showing
a remarkable mastery of his instrument throughout the whole range of expression, dynamics, pitch, rhythms."
Deadline: 30th April 2018
Kindly email firstname.lastname@example.org to book the masterclass.
Biography of Sami Junnonen
SAMI JUNNONEN (b. 1977 in Tampere, Finland) has established a versatile international career by performing as
a flute soloist with a wide repertoire from early music to contemporary works. Junnonen collaborates frequently
with some of the most significant composers of our time. His 2012 Debut Recital at the Helsinki Music Centre
received outstanding reviews.
Junnonen has worked as a principal flutist in various orchestras, e.g. the Hong Kong Sinfonietta, the Auckland
Philharmonia Orchestra, and the Royal Northern Sinfonia, UK. He has also worked as a performance teacher in
flute and chamber music at the University of Auckland in New Zealand.
Junnonen releases music through Resonus Classics, Alba Records, and SibaRecords. He has recorded for the
Finnish Broadcasting Company, Radio Television Hong Kong, and Radio New Zealand, as well as for the labels
Sony BMG, Bayerische Rundfunk, Naxos, and Ondine. Junnonen is a multiple prize winner in international music
competitions, and his artistic work has been sponsored by several cultural institutions.
Junnonen has been academically trained at the Sibelius Academy, the Conservatoire national musique et danse
de Lyon, the Royal Danish Academy of Music, and various masterclasses. He holds a Master of Music with
Distinction from the Sibelius Academy, completed in 2008.
Junnonen performs on 24-carat and 14-carat gold flutes, handcrafted by his sponsor, the Muramatsu Flute MFG.