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

Emanuel album now online

August 07, 2016

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The album Emanuel is now available on CDBaby. You can listen to the clips of the tracks at: arjakastinen.hearnow.com

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The Emanuel-CD is released

March 24, 2016

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The fifth solo-album by Arja Kastinen is a journey into a complex world of room acoustics and resonance. The music was recorded at the Emanuel Vigeland mausoleum in Oslo, Norway, in the summer of 2015. Recording: Taito Hoffrén (www.aania.fi). Tomba Emanuelle, The Emanuel Vigeland mausoleum is a barrel-vaulted room with no windows, completely covered with […]

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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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