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

The 8th Baltic Psaltery Symposium

March 07, 2017


The 8th Baltic Psaltery Symposium will be held as a part of the international festival Kanklės Mano Rankose / “Kanklės in My Hands“ in Kaunas, Lithuania, March 8-10, 2017. The symposium and the concerts will happen at the concert hall, L. Zamenhofo str. 4, Kaunas. The program of the symposium on the 9th of March: 10.00−13.00 […]


Six hours of exploratory improvisation

January 16, 2017


Monday, February 2, 2017; Helsinki Music Centre, Black Box, from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Free entry. An experimental journey inside the long-lasting, narrow ambitus music and its’ influence on the musician and the listeners. The ancient music culturies around the world are in many cases connected by narrow ambitus and improvisatory elements. The Balto-Finnic […]



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

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