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

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 […]


Online shopping Christmas offers

December 07, 2016


In our online store Holvi you can find the following Christmas offers: By using the discount code “joulu2016” you will get -20% from individual products You can choose 2 books at the price of 39,90 € You can choose 4 CDs at the price of 30,00 €



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

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