Kaija Saariaho
Photo: Priska Ketterer.

The Helsinki Music Centre will get a new Rieger organ in its concert hall. The instrument will be completed during the fall of 2023 and should be operational from January 2024.

In 2017, composer and organist Kaija Saariaho donated one million euros to the Helsinki Music Centre Foundation to acquire an organ. Saariaho’s donation was backed by additional funding from the City of Helsinki, the Ministry of Education and Culture and various foundations. A campaign also has raised over 200,000 Euros from citizens.

The Helsinki Music Centre opened in 2011 and an electric organ has been used in the Concert Hall to this date.

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