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

COMPOSING PEDAGOGY

October 08, 2017

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I have been given the opportunity to participate in composing pedagogy (SÄPE) training this autumn as one of the tutors. The education is organized by  the Metropolia University of Applied Sciences with the support of the Finnish National Board of Education. The Sibelius Academy of the Uniarts Helsinki and the University of Helsinki will serve […]

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Towards the Light – Cheick Cissokho and Arja Kastinen, Nov 5, at the Café Sonck in Helsinki

October 08, 2017

News

The 30th Etnosoi! Festival celebrations November 1-12, 2017 in Helsinki and Tampere. You can find the whole programme in here. On All Saint’s Day weekend we’ll gather in peace and friendship to enjoy the dialogue between kantele and kora. Arja Kastinen, a true expert in meditative kantele playing, meets Cheick Cissokho, a master of the […]

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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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