Ensemble Uusinta

Friday, February 21st, 2014 - 2:20 am


Uusinta Ensemble is a Finland-based new music ensemble founded in 1998 who has quickly established itself as one of the most prominent contemporary groups in Finland today. They have performed multiple times at every major festival in Finland, among them: Musica Nova, Helsinki, and Viitasaari Time of Music Festival in Viitasaari as well as at various festivals and venues throughout Europe. They are routinely cited as the pre-eminent Finnish chamber ensemble for new music.

Uusinta has commissioned and premiered more than 140 works by composers based in Finland and abroad and have collaborated with composers such as Chaya Czernowin, Magnus Lindberg, Beat Furrer, Régis Campo, Kaija Saariaho, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Marco Stroppa and others.

Known for their devotion to and performances of music by young Nordic composers, Uusinta has performed in some of the most prestigious venues and festivals including throughout Helsinki, including the President’s Castle, the Arnold Schoenberg Center in Vienna, as well as in Spain, France, Germany, Estonia, Sweden, Denmark and every urban center in their native Finland, and at festivals such as Viitasaari Time of Music, Musica Nova, Helsinki, Suså Festival, Denmark, Helsinki Festival, Ung Nordisk Musik Festival, Turku Festival. This will be their first visit to the United States.