Arja Kastinen


Arja Kastinen was the first Finnish folk musician to take the Doctor of Music examination at the Sibelius Academy.

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The Polymorphic Kantele


One of the most important factors affecting the quality of this music is the instrument itself.

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Karelian Kantele Tradition


Our research project began in 2011 and the results are now published as a book.

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News & the blog

Kantele Concert in Tampere at the Auki Yogaschool on the 27th of October 2018

October 21, 2018


On the coming Saturday, 27th of October, there will be Arja’s kantele concert at the Auki Yogaschool in Tampere (Petsamonkatu 14). The concert starts at 6 p.m. The music is an hour lasting improvisation in the spirit of the old, Karelian kanteleimprovisation. The public can sit or lay down on the floor of the yoga […]



Improvisation, historical kantele playing techniques, private lessons, special courses for early education teachers. Take a look at our  presentations.

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