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Sclavis – Pifarély – Courtois & Kari Ikonen

4.10.2021 @ 19:00 - 20:30

Villa Hakasalmi

Sclavis – Pifarély – Courtois

Louis Sclavis: clarinets
Dominique Pifarély: violin
Vincent Courtois: cello

Sclavis – Pifarély – Courtois is an excellent trio of French virtuosos! Louis Sclavis has shown himself to be one of the most creative musicians in jazz since the 1980s. Dominique Pifarély is a generous soloist and one of the important composers of the European jazz scene. Vincent Courtois has always shown his ability to be original and creative both with his own bands and as a guest invited by others. Together, these three form an amazing chamber jazz trio with lively and passionate music. These companions, which have known each other for 25 years, know how to tell us breathtakingly beautiful fresh stories, and the music naturally flows from ethnic visions to total improvisation.

Their debut album Asian Fields Variations was recorded at the famous La Buissonne studio in September 2017 as artistic director of ECM record company Manfred Eicher.

Kari Ikonen

Kari Ikonen: piano and prepared piano


Kari Ikonen’s solo piano repertoire “Impressions, Improvisations & Compositions”, the music of the Kandinsky-inspired album consists of Ikonen’s compositions and improvisations, in which the piano’s vocal range has been taken to new dimensions with preparations and special technologies. Influences are heard e.g. Japanese koto music, and especially Arabic music, which Ikonen is particularly fond of. The Maqam scales of Arabic music with their micro intervals are accomplished on the piano with the help of the Maqiano device developed by the artist himself!

In the concert we will also hear Kari together with the trio!

Photos: – Sclavis – Pifarély – Courtois: Jean Baptiste Millot, Kari Ikonen: Sakari Puhakka

In co-operation with Vapaat Äänet production.

The concert is supported by City of Helsinki, Svenska Kulturfonden and The Finnish Music Foundation. The trio’s tour in Finland and the Baltics is supported by Drac Nouvelle Aquitaine, Association Jazzé Croisé, the French Institute in Finland and Spedidam.

Seats are reserved for those who have purchased an advance ticket. Advance tickets are sold only to the main hall, to other halls with restricted view tickets are sold at the door.

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19:00 - 20:30


Villa Hakasalmi
Mannerheimintie 13B
Helsinki, 00100
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Tickets: Adults 25 €. Seniors, unemployed and members of Helsinki Jazz ry € 20. Students 15 €. Couples 20 + 20 €. Advance ticket sales: Digelius Music (in cash), Laivurinrinne 2 or on this page, whereby ticket prices: 27.5 / 22.5 / 16.5 €.