Flutist

Johanna Kärkkäinen is a versatile flutist, poet and artist. In 2015, she graduated with a Master of Music degree from the Sibelius Academy, University of the Arts in Helsinki under Petri Alanko. She also studied with Anja Voipio-Mansnerus and Mikael Helasvuo.

Kärkkäinen performs as a freelance musician in symphony and chamber orchestras and  works as a solo artist and flute teacher. She regularly premieres new flute compositions and has completed several interdisciplinary projects with visual, motion, and performance artists in Finland and internationally. Her performances combining poetry and solo flute music have been organized in Finland, Germany (Berlin and Munich), as well as in Lucignano, Italy.

In 2015 Kärkkäinen composed the music for a documentary on Mirkka Rekola by Maija Hirvonen. Furthermore, she served as the artistic director of the Helsinki-based Mirkka Rekola Poetry Festival (Kuutamourakka) in 2018.

Kärkkäinen has been part of the organizational team for the Tampere Flute Fest since 2019, and in 2022 she will be performing at the Festival’s gala concert and serve as a judge for the flute competition.

Johanna Kärkkäinen performed as the primary flutist in the Seinäjoki City Orchestra during the 2020-21 season and was a member of the orchestra’s artistic leadership team. During the 2021-2022 season, in addition to her work as an orchestral musician Kärkkäinen will be performing in festivals, take part in an album release tour with guitarist Olli Hirvanen, and organize concerts around Finland combining poetry and music.

Performance Calendar

24.4.2022 klo 19.00 Tampere-talo
Tampere Flute Fest- 2022 Gaalakonsertti
"JÄÄ"
Johanna Kärkkäinen, alttohuilu
Konsertissa kantaesitetään Kai Niemisen HYMNOS VIII sooloalttohuilulle

A Due-levyn julkaisukiertue Keski-Suomessa
Johanna Kärkkäinen, huilu ja lausunta
Olli Hirvanen, kitara 
12.7. Klo 18.00
Kunnantalo Himmeli, Karstula
14.7. klo 18.00
Kuokkalan kirkko, Jyväskylä
15.7. klo 20.00
Ravintola-kahvila Wille, Äänekoski
16.7. klo 16.30
La Kala-ooppera, Sumiainen
17.7. klo 14.00

Tervamäen kappeli, Viitasaari


28.7. klo 22.00-23.00 Lieksan vaskiviikko, Lieksan kirkko
Kynttiläkonsertti
Esiintyjinä mm. Johanna Kärkkäinen huilu
Jaakko Välimäki, Käyrätorvi

29.7. klo 15.00-16.00 Lieksan vaskiviikko, Paaterin kirkko
Kolin vaaroilta tähtiin
Johanna Kärkkäinen, huilu, runot ja lausunta
Jaakko Välimäki, Käyrätorvi
Pärt - Debussy - Hämeenniemi - Varèse - Rönkä (kantaesitys)
Liput täältä

11.9. klo 13.00 Lieksan Kulttuurikeskus
Juhlakonsertti - Erkki Eskelinen 90-vuotta
solistina Johanna Kärkkäinen, huilu

25.9. klo 19.00 Pirkanmaan musiikkiopisto, Tampere
Tila ja avaruus

Ilkka Hammon sävellyskonsertti

Johanna Kärkkäinen, huilu

Martta Jämsä, huilu

Anni Tiainen-Hammo, alttoviulu

Olli Hirvanen, kitara

Kasperi Leponiemi, kitara

Andrzej Wilkus, kitara

Jouko Laivuori, cembalo


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KATSO MYÖS:

 

”PIERROT LUNAIRE”
SCARLATTI – RAVEL - SCHÖNBERG
Tuuli Lindeberg, sopraano
Henriikka Teerikangas, kapellimestari
Johanna Kärkkäinen, huilu
Helmi Malmgren, klarinetti
Linda Suolahti, viulu ja alttoviulu
Sirja Nironen, sello
Minttu Siitonen, piano
Fredrik Tammela, lavastus
KONSERTIT OVAT SIIRTYNEET KEVÄÄSEEN 2023. TARKEMMAT TIEDOT JULKAISTAAN LÄHEMPÄNÄ.

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Poet

Poetry, along with music, is the closest form of art for Johanna Kärkkäinen. Johanna Kärkkäinen’s debut poetry collection Kädet lokakuun harmaat (“The Grey Hands of October”) was published in 2017, and her second poetry collection, Kultakivi, (“The Golden Stone”) was published in 2020.

Kärkkäinen regularly organizes concerts combining music and poetry, one of which was her Master’s degree concert based on Mirkka Rekola’s poetry at the Sibelius Academy in 2015. Kärkkäinen also served as the artistic director of the Helsinki-based Mirkka Rekola -festival in 2018.

Poems by Johanna Kärkkäinen have been recited at the Aino Ackté -chamber festival in Helsinki, orchestral concerts, the Superwood Festival, Helsinki Winds-festival, Vanhan Kirjan Talvi-event in Jyväskylä, at libraries and at Kärkkäinen’s solo concerts around Finland. The poems have been performed in German in Munich and in Italian in Lucignano, Italy, as well as in Berlin at the Showroom Berlin art gallery in 2016. Kärkkäinen has also written a poem for the Estonian artist Kaupo Kikkas’ book Sisekosmos, which will be released in 2022. Her newest poem is translated into Estonian and English.

Kärkkäinen has performed together with numerous authors, including Johanna Venho and Katja Seutu, as well as appearing with author Antti Nylén in the Kaikuja series of events in Helsinki, led by Vilja-Tuulia Huotarinen.

Composer and jazz-pianist Artturi Rönkä has composed a piece "...taakseni katsonut" (2017) for flute and piano based on poems in Kärkkäinen’s debut poetry collection. A version of this composition featuring flute and guitar was later released in 2020. Composer Antti Ilvonen composed the piece ”Encre Noire” (2019) for soprano and guitar based on Kärkkäinen’s poems from her Kultakivi collection.

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