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

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 €


Emanuel CD Review in the Weltmusik-Magazin September 7, 2016

September 07, 2016

News Arja Kastinens musikalisches Wirken bewundern wir seit einigen Jahren. Die Finnin, die als erste Folkmusikerin den Doktortitel in Musik verliehen bekam, hat kürzlich ein neues Album namens “Emanuel” vorgelegt, das wir unbedingt vorstellen möchten. Das Album ist das fünfte Soloalbum von Arja Kastinen. Es stellt eine Reise dar in die komplexe Welt der Raumakustik […]



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

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