New album out! The recording of sonatas by Amy Beach and Richard Strauss (ALBA records) was released in June. Gut strings and a 19th century Bösendorfer. Order directly from Eriikka or Emil!
The previous album of complete Schumann sonatas won the Classical Emma Award, and was nominated for Record of the Year by the Finnish Broadcasting Company . It was also chosen as one of the best albums of 2019 according to Helsingin Sanomat.
Finnish violinist Eriikka Maalismaa plays in a variety of ensembles and collectives and visits frequently as leader of orchestras. She is fascinated by saying Yes to things that scare her.
Performing music of our time as well as collaborating with composers is one of her biggest interests. She finds it a musician's duty and a priviledge.
As a quite natural part of the profession, Eriikka loves setting her violin up with raw gut strings and finding sounds and colors that are no longer available to listeners of modern-day instrumentalism.