Pianist Emil Holmström and violinist Eriikka Maalismaa play together because of unexplainable occurrences. Both busy musicians of the Helsinki area, they share a passion for nerd-expressionism. Eriikka and Emil are both eager performers of contemporary music in such groups as Avanti! Chamber Orchestra, Uusinta Ensemble and defunensemble.
Ristiveto is a group of curious musicians focusing on music of late 19th and early 20th century using raw gut strings and period grand pianos to find the sound that was available for all a hundred years ago.
Eriikka Maalismaa, Markus Hohti and Emil Holmström dive into piano trio repertoire ranging from Viennese classics to 21st century. Tristero's secret member is composer Ville Raasakka, with whom the trio works on concert concepts.
JOUSIA ENSEMBLE AND QUARTET
Jousia Ensemble was built around Jousia String Quartet in 2008. The best of the younger Finnish string players form an ensemble that doesn't require a conductor's baton. Members of the quartet form the artistic core: Janne Nisonen and Eriikka Maalismaa, violins, Lilli Maijala, viola and Timo-Veikko Valve, cello.
A new concert series in Hietsun Paviljonki