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October 20, 2013

Meri Englund, violin
Paavali Jumppanen, piano

Join us on Sunday, October 20th at 3PM at the Cyr Center in Stamford for the seventh concert of our 27th Season, when we are thrilled to welcome Meri Englund, violin and Paavali Jumppanen, piano.

Once again the Stamford connection to these accomplished artists from Finland is through Ilkka Kalliomaa, a long-time board member of Friends of Music and past President for several terms. Mr. Kalliomaa's ties to the music community of his homeland (and to his adopted country's as well) are strong, and over the years as a result the small rural village of Stamford has hosted a group of artists that is amazingly international in scope.

Both Ms. Englund and Mr. Jumppanen have toured extensively and have performed in major international venues. Meri Englund has been concertmaster of her home orchestra, Tapiola Sinfonietta, for the past decade, and also served as concertmaster for the Finnish Radio Orchestra. She is a member of the Finnish Chamber Orchestra.

In 2011 and 2012 Paavali Jumppanen was in residence at Harvard University’s Music Department for an in-depth study of 18th century Viennese music; during that time he also studied musicology and music theory. He has often performed the complete cycle of Beethoven Piano Sonatas, and he also performed the complete Piano Sonatas of Mozart at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston in 2010-2011.

Mr. Jumppanen recently recorded the Beethoven Piano Sonatas over a multi-year period. The first part will be released in March 2014 on the Ondine label. His recording Beethoven: 10 Violin Sonatas with violinist Cory Cerovsek on the Claves label was awarded the MIDEM Prize of Cannes (the European equivalent of a Grammy award) for the Best Chamber Music Disc of the Year in February 2008.

photo of Meri Englund, violin

Meri Englund, violin.

photo of Paavali Jumppanen, piano

Paavali Jumppanen, piano.

We invite you to join us for a wonderful afternoon of music with these gifted artists!

Read more about the artists by clicking here or on their photos above, or for additional information about Mr. Jumppanen and to listen to examples of his work visit his agent’s Web site at

The program for October 20 is listed below.

October 20, 2013
Meri Englund, violin
Paavali Jumppanen, piano

Violin Sonata No. 27 in G major, K. 379 (ca. 1778-88) …………………

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791)



Adagio - Allegro
Thema: Andantino cantabile


Violin Sonata No. 1 in G major, Op. 78 (1878-79) ………………………

Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897)



Vivace ma non troppo
Adagio — Più andante — Adagio
Allegro molto moderato


Humoresque No. 1 Op. 87 No. 1 (Violin/Piano) (1917, 1939) ………

Jean Sibelius (1865 -1957)



Sonata for Violin and Piano (1979) ……………………………………………

Einar Englund (1916 - 1999)




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