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FI-00400 Helsinki
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Artistic Director
Antti Tikkanen

General Manager
Laura Kajander-Fiestas
+358 40 593 7154

Aino Jalkanen
+358 45 111 9822

FIBO Collegium's Producer
Kaisamaija Uljas
+358 40 568 9442

Music Librarian
Anthony Marini
+358 45 234 1177


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Concert Venues

Finnish Baroque Orchestra

During its almost thirty-year history, the Finnish Baroque Orchestra has performed with several outstanding choirs, concertmasters and soloists. Often performing without a conductor, FiBO has been led both by its own members including violinist Antti Tikkanen and harpsichord player Petteri Pitko, as well as guest concertmasters such as Amandine Beyer, Sergey Malov, Sirkka-Liisa Kaakinen-Pilch, Peter Spissky, Georg Kallweit and the Finnish quartet Meta4. Vocal soloists have included Yeree Suh, Topi Lehtipuu and Sandrine Piau, and in larger projects FiBO has also collaborated with prominent Finnish conductors such as Hannu Lintu, Juha Kangas and John Storgårds.

FiBO regularly performs in the festive House of Nobility in Helsinki as part of its concert series as orchestra-in-residence. The orchestra also frequently performs in major Finnish festivals like the Helsinki Festival, the Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival and the Turku Music Festival. Abroad, the orchestra has been invited to the Regensburg Early Music Days and the Présences Festival in Paris, as well as concert series in Germany and Austria.

FiBO’s concert programmes feature both traditional baroque repertoire as well as modern-day premieres of rarely-performed works. The orchestra also plays music from the classical and romantic eras, which is often combined with newly commissioned works.

FiBO is also a pioneer outside of the concert hall. The orchestra is led by an artistic direction triumverate chosen by FiBO’s own musicians. In 2017, this group consists of Antti Tikkanen (violinist), Petteri Pitko (harpsichord) and Laura Kajander (violist and administrator).

The orchestra has also developed an educational team, FiBO Collegium, which coordinates a wide range of projects for young and old alike! These programs include youth concerts, collaborations with schools and other institutions and a hugely popular baroque orchestra for senior citizens. FiBO Collegium’s most spectacular projects are their Concerto Grosso performances, in which several hundreds of musicians (both students and professionals) join forces for a massive concert. Dancers, circus artists and even Olympic athletes have participated in these spectacles, but the best is yet to come: a Viking-themed, Nordic-wide collaboration!

FiBO also recently founded their own label: FiBO Records. The first album, which was recorded in January 2017, includes beloved baroque works such as J. S. Bach’s 3rd and 5th Brandenburg concertos and concertos by Vivaldi starring the orchestra’s own soloists, complemented by Jukka Tiensuu’s "Mora”, the first modern Finnish work written for a baroque orchestra.

Throughout its history, FiBO has been a forerunner in the Finnish music scene. Starting as the Sixth Floor Orchestra, it has played an important role in the emergence of the baroque movement in Northern Europe. As the orchestra has progressed, FiBO’s exciting performances and creative programming have grabbed the attention of concert organisers in Finland and abroad. From widening economic support at home to growing popularity abroad, and with awards including the Finnish Musical Act of the Year and the Record of the Year (YLE), FiBO continues to forge a unique path as a baroque orchestra in the 21st century.

The orchestra’s unique programmes and skilful playing have received high praise from audiences and press alike: ”Das Finnish Baroque Orchestra begeisterte im Linzer Brucknerhaus” (OÖ Nachrichten / Wruss 14.3.2015)

The entire audience seemed to smile happily when the entire orchestra began to sing Purcell’s chorus ‘No Stars Again Shall Hurt You’. Helsingin Sanomat / Vesa Sirén 9.6.2016

The interaction between singers and the musicians during the Advent concert left nothing to be desired; it is easy to agree with the superlatives that were heard from the audience after the sold-out oratorio: such a wonderfully heavenly concert is experienced very, very rarely. Östra Nyland / Egil Green 28.11.2016

Date Concert Place and time
Suomalainen barokkiorkesteri
Musica tramontana
Hannu Vasara, viulu
Jussi Seppänen, sello
Petteri Pitko, cembalo
Paavo Heininen: Elegia EJR in Memoriam (2016), surumusiikki Einojuhani Rautavaaran muistolle, kantaesitys (soolosellolle)
Fontana – Virtaperko – Guy – Corelli – Mozart – Haydn
Pati de Ses Minyones, Mallorca

Suomalainen barokkiorkesteri
Barokkia Alppipuistossa
FiBO Players
J. S. Bach – Händel

Suomalainen barokkiorkesteri
Neljä vuodenaikaa
Peter Spissky, viulu
FiBO Players
Verkatehdas, Hämeenlinna

Year   Publisher
2017 Finnish Baroque Orchestra
Antti Tikkanen, musiikin johto
Orkesterin solisteja
Johann Sebastian Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No 3, G major, BWV 1048
Jukka Tiensuu: Brandi
Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto per l'orchestra de Dresda, G-minor, RV 577
Jukka Tiensuu: Mora
Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto for 4 violins, B flat major, RV 553
Johann Sebastian Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No 5, D major, BWV 1050
FiBO Records 001
2014 Finnish Baroque Orchestra
Members of the Finnish Baroque Orchestra
Christoph Graupner: Trio Sonatas
Ondine 1240-2
2013 Finnish Baroque Orchestra
Christoph Graupner: Orchestral Suites
Sirkka-Liisa Kaakinen-Pilch, joht. & viola d’amore
Petra Aminoff, transverse flute
Tindaro Capuano, Chalumeau
Asko Heiskanen, chalumeau
Krzysztof Stencel, baroque horn
Jani Sunnarborg, bassoon
Christoph Graupner (1683-1760):
Suite for transverse flute, viola d’amore, chalumeau, strings and cembalo in F major, GWV 450
Suite for viola d’amore, bassoon, strings and cembalo in G major, GWV 458
Suite for transverse flute, viola d’amore, two chalumeaus,baroque horn, strings and cembalo in F major, GWV 451
2009 Finnish Baroque Orchestra
Tuomas Hannikainen
Ludvig van Beethoven: Sinfoniat nro 8 ja 4
RONDO CD6/2009
2005 Finnish Baroque Orchestra
Jukka Rautasalo
W.A. Mozart: Gran partita
Alba ABCD 219
2001 Finnish Baroque Orchestra
Jukka Rautasalo
Kreeta-Maria Kentala, viulu
Herman Wallén, baritoni
Erik Ferling:
Kontratanssit nro 2, 3 & 1,
Menuetit nro 4, 5 & 3
Thomas Byström: Quadrille
Fredrik Lithander:
Aria I ’Kunde Orphè uli fordna dar’,
Aria II ’ Måtte länge på Auras stand’
Erik Tulindberg: Viulukonsertto
Ondine ODE 971-2
2001 Finnish Baroque Orchestra
Anssi Mattila
Esa Tapani, käyrätorvi
Tommi Viertonen, käyrätorvi
Anna-Maija Luolajan-Mikkola, oboe
Regina Hamarikivi, oboe
Jari S. Puhakka, huilu
Petra Aminoff, huilu
Lauri Pulakka, sello
Markku Luolajan-Mikkola, sello

Antonio Vivaldi:
Konsertto orkesterille RV 114
Konsertto 2 käyrätorvelle RV 539
Konsertto 2 oboelle ja orkesterille RV 535
Konsertto Madrigalesco orkesterille RV 129
Konsertto 2 huilulle ja orkesterille RV 533
Konsertto 2 sellolle ja orkesterille RV 531
Alba ABCD 158