Arja Kastinen

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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

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

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Karelian Kantele Tradition

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

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News & the blog

A Special Kantele Weekend, August 10-12, 2018

May 24, 2018

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More info at: http://www.temps.fi/en/2017/12/01/music-wellbeing-two-special-kantele-courses-in-summer-2018/

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Surrounded by Sound – coming events

May 23, 2018

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Eva Väljots and Arja will play old kanteletunes transcribed by A. O. Väisänen in the beginning of the 20th century. The concerts are part of Eva’s graduation concerts in Estonia. One concert in Tallinn on the 7th of June (Estonian Theatre and Music Museum, at 5 p.m.) and the other concert in Viljandi (Pärimusmuusika Ait) […]

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Teaching

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

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