Puistokatu 2 A,
FI-40100 Jyväskylä

Chief Conductor
Ville Matvejeff

General Manager
Emma Anttila
+358 14 266 4169
+358 400 190 979

Communications and Marketing Coordinator
Outi Räsänen, dep.
+358 14 266 4167
+358 400 640 109

Finance and Personnel Coordinator
Hanne Rasku
+358 14 266 8911
+358 50 448 1720

Principal Producer
Nikke Isomöttönen
+358 14 266 4166
+358 400 872 168

Music Librarian and Producer
Petra Lujala
+358 14 266 4258
+358 50 311 8495

Founded 1955
(municipalized 1965)

Size 38 musicians

Concert venue
Jyväskylä Theatre, 551 seats

+358 600 900 900
(1,98 € /min+local access charge)

Telephone exchange
+358 14 266 0000

Jyväskylä Sinfonia

Since the beginning of the 21th century, Jyväskylä Sinfonia has filled its concert halls over and over again, making an unforeseen record in the autumn of the 60thyear of celebration in 2015: the concerts were sold out 100%. Orchestra’s chief conductor Ville Matvejeff began his period in the beginning of 2014 and will continue until the end of 2019. Matvejeff is one of the most interesting Finnish musical talents. Successful as a composer, conductor, pianist, and singer, he has established himself as an exceptionally wide-ranging musician. The orchestra’s 38 full-time musicians give concerts annually to almost 30000 listeners. Jyväskylä Sinfonia organizes each year over 100 music events ranging from classical symphony concerts to chamber music concerts, open-minded entertaining evenings, and audience development events.

Jyväskylä Sinfonia has published nearly 40 recordings, of which the most successful one is the recording together with the luminous opera star Karita Mattila; the cd that includes music by Lasse Mårtenson has sold over 80.000 pieces after the publication in 1998. In 2015, Jyväskylä Sinfonia published a double cd to celebrate Aulis Sallinen’s 80th jubilee year. The recording contains the whole Chamber Music Suite together with pianist Ralf Gothóni, cellist Arto Noras, and string quartette Meta4. The last two cds together with Finnish top baritone Waltteri Torikka contains entertaining classics with fresh arrangements. The first one, Heart, has already sold platinum.

Versatile audience development projects and contacting the audience actively have a high importance in Jyväskylä Sinfonia’s life. Pupil concerts and instrumental workshops reach thousands of school children yearly and bring classical music and symphony orchestra’s activities familiar to schools. The orchestra visits regularly retirement homes, hospitals, and organizes open general rehearsals for seniors and other groups, whereas the audience has a great opportunity to meet the performers in the artist meetings just before the concert. By these methods, Jyväskylä Sinfonia strives for meeting its listeners better and ever more versatile.

Date Concert Place and time
Jyväskylä Sinfonia
Kahvit sateenkaaren alla
Grigory Tsyganov, alttoviulu
Gil Shaked-Agababa, klarinetti
András Szabó, piano
W. A. Mozart: Kegelstatt-trio, 21'
Robert Schumann: Satukertomuksia op. 132, 16'
Johannes Brahms: Sonaatti nro 1 op. 120, 22'
Liput 15 €
Lutakon leidi

Jyväskylä Sinfonia
Avoin kenraali
Jurjen Hempel
Gil Shaked-Agababa, klarinetti
Martijn Padding: Glimpse
Carl Nielsen: Klarinettikonsertto
Joseph Haydn: Sinfonia nro 99
Jyväskylän teatteritalo

Jyväskylä Sinfonia
Gil Shaked-Agababa, klarinetti
Jyväskylän teatteritalo

Year   Publisher
2016 Jyväskylä Sinfonia
Rautavaara: Rubáiyát & Balada
Ville Matvejeff, kapellimestari
Walteri Torikka, baritoni
Koti- ja ulkomaisia rakkauslauluklassikoita tuorein sovituksin
Warner Music Finland
2015 Jyväskylä Sinfonia
Ville Matvejeff, kapellimestari
Waltteri Torikka, baritoni

Viihde- ja klassisen musiikin klassikoita
Warner Music Finland
2015 Jyväskylä Sinfonia
Ville Matvejeff, kapellimestari & piano
Ralf Gothóni, kapellimestari & piano
Arto Noras, sello
Alexis Roman, alttohuilu
Jyväskylä Sinfonian puhallinkvintetti
Aulis Sallinen: Chamber Music I-VIII
Ondine 1256-2D
2014 Jyväskylä Sinfonia
5 Pièces étranges / 8 Préludes intérieurs / Piano Concerto
Patrick Gallois, joht. & huilu
Cecilia Löfstrand, piano
Jacques Desbrière:
5 Pièces étranges
8 Préludes intérieurs
Naxos 9.70201
2013 Jyväskylä Sinfonia
Mendelssohn Violin Concertos
Patrick Gallois
Tianwa Yang, violin
Romain Descharmes, piano

Felix Mendelssohn:
Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64
Violin Concerto in D minor
Violin Sonata in F minor, Op. 4
Naxos 8.572662
2013 Jyväskylä Sinfonia
Peteris Vasks Flute Concerto
Patrick Gallois

Michael Faust, flute/alto flute

Sheila Arnold, piano

Peteris Vasks:

Concerto for Flute and Orchestra

Sonata for Flute and Alto Flute Solo

Aria e danza for Flute and Piano
Landscape with Birds for Flute Solo
Naxos 8.572634
2013 Jyväskylä Sinfonia
Domenico Cimarosa Overtures 3
Patrick Gallois, cond. & flute
Denitsa Laffchieva, clarinet *

Domenico Cimarosa:
Le astuzie femminili No. 1-2
Artemisia, regina di Caria
Il mercato di Malmantile
Cajo Mario
I due baroni di Roccazzura
Le stravaganze d'amore i nemici generosi *
L'eroe cinese
Naxos 8.572734
2013 Jyväskylä Sinfonia
Saverio Mercadante Flute Concertos Nos. 1, 2 and 4
Patrick Gallois, cond. & flute
Saverio Mercadante:
Flute Concerto No. 2 in E minor, Op. 57
Flute Concerto No. 4 in G major
Flute Concerto No. 1in E major, Op. 49
Naxos 8.572731
2012 Jyväskylä Sinfonia
Patrick Gallois
The 18th century American overtures
James Hewitt: Medley Overture in D
Benjamin Carr: Federal overture
James Hewitt:
New Medley overture in C
New Federal overture
Alexander Reinagle:
Miscellaneous overture in D
Occasional overture in D
Overture in G
Naxos 8.559654
2012 Jyväskylä Sinfonia
Mauricio Kagel Works for Flute
Patrick Gallois
Michael Faust, flute & piccolo
Paulo Álvares, piano
Mauricio Kagel:
Das Konzert for flute and orchestra
Phantasiestück (version for flute and piano)
Pan for piccolo and string quartet
Phantasiestück (version for flute, piano and ensemble)
Naxos 8.572635