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Mika Rännäli

Artistic Director

Oulu Music Festival

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Oulu Music Festival

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Pianist

The Finnish and American Women's Network Inc


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Mika Rännäli

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Mika Rännäli, Pianist (visit www.rannali.com)After his critically acclaimed breakthrough playing the Third Piano Concerto by the Finnish composer Aarre Merikanto on a tour of England and Scandinavia; and after his highly acclaimed New York debut, Mika Rännäli has established his position as one of the most extraordinary and intriguing artists of his generation.Such descriptions as "phenomenal artist" - Gothenburg Post -Sweden, "the young master of the piano" - Helsingin Sanomat -Finland, "plays with boisterous energy as well as with lyrical serenity" - Birmingham Post -England, "Mika Rännäli, an artist of the highest level" - Iisalmen Sanomat - Finland, "Mika Rännäli, the mature artist" - Kaleva - Finland, have followed his recitals, orchestral and chamber performances all over the world. After winning the Artist International Auditions in New York, Mika Rännäli played his New York debut at the Weill Recital Hall in Carnegie Hall in December 1999, after which Harris Goldsmith, the critic of The New York Concert Review wrote: "Mika Rannali, gave a truly impressive account of himself.Mika Rännäli has toured extensively in Scandinavia, central and southern Europe, Japan and the USA.He has appeared with the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, the Tapiola Sinfonietta, the Sinfonia Lahti, the Tampere Philharmonic, the Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra, the Oulu Symphony Orchestra, the Kuopio Symphony Orchestra, the Biel-Bienne Symphony Orchestra (Switzerland), the Flawiler Chamber Orchestra (Switzerland), and he has worked with conductors such as Okko Kamu, Vasili Sinaiski, Howard Griffiths, Marc Tardue, Juha Kangas, Arvo Volmer, Bjarte Engeset, Ulf Söderblom, Jan Söderblom and Tibor Boganyi. Mr. Rännäli has won many competitions in his native Finland, including the first national Leevi Madetoja Piano Competition at the age of eighteen followed by The Helmi-Vesa Competition, as well as a special award in The Kuhmo International Duo Competition.He has permormed at many festivals, including the Shandelee Music Festival (USA), the Helsinki Festival, the Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival, the Mikkeli Music Festival, the Espoo International Piano Festival, the Sonkajärvi Soi, the Tuusulanjärvi Chamber Music Festival and Les Boreales de Normandie in France. Mika Rännäli is also a composer.His works are mainly for the piano with an exception of a song cycle called "The Ice Mirror". Mika Rännäli's first solo disc, Music of Love and Death (2002), contains music by Wagner-Liszt, Scriabin, Schumann, Rachmaninov, Englund, Ginastera as well as Rännäli himself.As an artist, Mika Rännäli has an extremely varied musical and artistic background.He has studied the violin, trumpet and piano.In addition, he has been a three-time Champion in Latin American-style and ballroom dancing in Finland. Mika Rännäli gained his Master of Music degree at the Sibelius Academy, where he studied with Eero Heinonen, Matti Raekallio and Ralf Gothóni.He then continued his studies at the Manhattan School of Music under the guidance of Nina Svetlanova. Mika Rännäli is also the Artistic Director of the Oulu Music Festival, which takes place annually near the Arctic Circle in Finland.


Mika Rannali

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Finnish-born pianist Mika Rännäli has established his position as one of the most extraordinary and intriguing artists of his generation.
After his critically acclaimed breakthrough playing the Third Piano Concerto by the Finnish composer Aarre Merikanto on a tour of England and Scandinavia; and after his highly acclaimed New York debut, such descriptions as "phenomenal artist" - Gothenburg Post -Sweden, "the young master of the piano" - Helsingin Sanomat -Finland, "plays with boisterous energy as well as with lyrical serenity" - Birmingham Post -England, "Mika Rännäli, an artist of the highest level" - Iisalmen Sanomat - Finland, "Mika Rännäli, the mature artist" - Kaleva - Finland, have followed his recitals, orchestral and chamber performances all over the world. After winning the Artist International Auditions in New York, Mika Rännäli played his New York debut at the Weill Recital Hall in Carnegie Hall in December 1999, after which Harris Goldsmith, the critic of The New York Concert Review wrote: "Mika Rannali, gave a truly impressive account of himself. Mika Rännäli has toured extensively in Scandinavia, central and southern Europe, Japan and the USA. He has appeared with the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, the Orchestra Nacional do Porto, the Tapiola Sinfonietta, the Sinfonia Lahti, the Tampere Philharmonic, the Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra, the Oulu Symphony Orchestra, the Kuopio Symphony Orchestra, the Biel-Bienne Symphony Orchestra, the Flawiler Chamber Orchestra, and he has worked with conductors such as Okko Kamu, Vasili Sinaiski, Howard Griffiths, Marc Tardue, Juha Kangas, Arvo Volmer, Bjarte Engeset, Ulf Söderblom, Jan Söderblom and Tibor Boganyi. Mr. Rännäli has won many competitions in his native Finland, including the first national Leevi Madetoja Piano Competition at the age of eighteen followed by The Helmi-Vesa Competition, as well as a special award in The Kuhmo International Duo Competition. He has permormed at many festivals, including the Shandelee Music Festival (USA), the Helsinki Festival, the Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival, the Mikkeli Music Festival, the Espoo International Piano Festival, the Sonkajärvi Soi, the Tuusulanjärvi Chamber Music Festival and Les Boreales de Normandie in France. Mika Rännäli is also a composer. His works are mainly for the piano with a few exceptions: two song cycles ( "The Ice Mirror" and "While the Aeolian Harps Keep Playing") as well as a fantasy for violin and piano ("Maktub"). Mika Rännäli's first solo disc, Music of Love and Death (2002), contains music by Wagner-Liszt, Scriabin, Schumann, Rachmaninov, Englund, Ginastera as well as Rännäli himself. Among Mr. Rännäli's chamber music partners have been singers Jorma Hynninen and Helena Juntunen, violinists Pekka Kuusisto, Barnabas Kelemen, Elina Vähälä and John Storgårds, clarinetist Martin Fröst and cellists Marko Ylönen and Christoph Richter. As an artist, Mika Rännäli has an extremely varied musical and artistic background. He has studied the violin, trumpet and piano. In addition, he has been a three-time Champion in Latin American-style and ballroom dancing in Finland. Mika Rännäli gained his Master of Music degree at the Sibelius Academy, where he studied with Eero Heinonen, Matti Raekallio and Ralf Gothóni. He then continued his studies under the guidance of Nina Svetlanova at the Manhattan School of Music, where he also studied composition with Ludmila Ulehla and conducting with David Gilbert. From 2002 until 2008, Mika Rännäli was the Artistic Director of the Oulu Music Festival near the Arctic Circle in Finland.


Mika Rannali

www.rannali.com [cached]

Finnish-born pianist Mika Rännäli has established his position as one of the most extraordinary and intriguing artists of his generation.
After his critically acclaimed breakthrough playing the Third Piano Concerto by the Finnish composer Aarre Merikanto on a tour of England and Scandinavia; and after his highly acclaimed New York debut, such descriptions as "phenomenal artist" - Gothenburg Post -Sweden, "the young master of the piano" - Helsingin Sanomat -Finland, "plays with boisterous energy as well as with lyrical serenity" - Birmingham Post -England, "Mika Rännäli, an artist of the highest level" - Iisalmen Sanomat - Finland, "Mika Rännäli, the mature artist" - Kaleva - Finland, have followed his recitals, orchestral and chamber performances all over the world. After winning the Artist International Auditions in New York, Mika Rännäli played his New York debut at the Weill Recital Hall in Carnegie Hall in December 1999, after which Harris Goldsmith, the critic of The New York Concert Review wrote: "Mika Rannali, gave a truly impressive account of himself. Mika Rännäli has toured extensively in Scandinavia, central and southern Europe, Japan and the USA. He has appeared with the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, the Orchestra Nacional do Porto, the Tapiola Sinfonietta, the Sinfonia Lahti, the Tampere Philharmonic, the Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra, the Oulu Symphony Orchestra, the Kuopio Symphony Orchestra, the Biel-Bienne Symphony Orchestra, the Flawiler Chamber Orchestra, and he has worked with conductors such as Okko Kamu, Vasili Sinaiski, Howard Griffiths, Marc Tardue, Juha Kangas, Arvo Volmer, Bjarte Engeset, Ulf Söderblom, Jan Söderblom and Tibor Boganyi. Mr. Rännäli has won many competitions in his native Finland, including the first national Leevi Madetoja Piano Competition at the age of eighteen followed by The Helmi-Vesa Competition, as well as a special award in The Kuhmo International Duo Competition. He has permormed at many festivals, including the Shandelee Music Festival (USA), the Helsinki Festival, the Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival, the Mikkeli Music Festival, the Espoo International Piano Festival, the Sonkajärvi Soi, the Tuusulanjärvi Chamber Music Festival and Les Boreales de Normandie in France. Mika Rännäli is also a composer. His works are mainly for the piano with a few exceptions: two song cycles ( "The Ice Mirror" and "While the Aeolian Harps Keep Playing") as well as a fantasy for violin and piano ("Maktub"). Mika Rännäli's first solo disc, Music of Love and Death (2002), contains music by Wagner-Liszt, Scriabin, Schumann, Rachmaninov, Englund, Ginastera as well as Rännäli himself. Among Mr. Rännäli's chamber music partners have been singers Jorma Hynninen and Helena Juntunen, violinists Pekka Kuusisto, Barnabas Kelemen, Elina Vähälä and John Storgårds, clarinetist Martin Fröst and cellists Marko Ylönen and Christoph Richter. As an artist, Mika Rännäli has an extremely varied musical and artistic background. He has studied the violin, trumpet and piano. In addition, he has been a three-time Champion in Latin American-style and ballroom dancing in Finland. Mika Rännäli gained his Master of Music degree at the Sibelius Academy, where he studied with Eero Heinonen, Matti Raekallio and Ralf Gothóni. He then continued his studies under the guidance of Nina Svetlanova at the Manhattan School of Music, where he also studied composition with Ludmila Ulehla and conducting with David Gilbert. From 2002 until 2008, Mika Rännäli was the Artistic Director of the Oulu Music Festival near the Arctic Circle in Finland.


Mika Rannali

rannali.com [cached]

Welcome to Mika Rännäli's website!
"Rännäli shined" Mika Rännäli's performance was better, blending power, technique, artistic sensibility, and that sort of riveting presence that is simply a gift." Greenwich Citizen Greenwich Symphony closes its season "Mika Rännäli was greeted with a lasting and noisy standing ovation...At the close of the encore, Rännäli sat still with his hands on the keyboard as the sound disappeared slowly and silence crept in.


Mika Rannali

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Mika Rännäli, piano
Works by Beethoven, Prokofiev and Madetoja Recorded live in concert at the Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival on July 17 th , 1998 Special edition for the Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival


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