Kalle Oittinen

saxophonist

News

Thank you Pirkanmaa Regional Fund of The Finnish Cultural Foundation for the grant! New saxophone music (from composers Paavo Korpijaakko, Minna Leinonen, Roope Mäenpää and Tuomas Turriago) for pedagogical and artistic purposes and other cool stuff coming up on spring 2021.

My TAMK music student Sanni Jyllilä and Sibelius-Academy student Ilta Attila have been chosen to perform in young soloists concerts! Ilta will play Glazunov Saxophone concerto with Sinfonia Lahti in Sibelius-hall on Friday 24th of April. Sanni will play Divertimento by Roger Boutry first with The Navy Band, Turku in Sigyn-hall on Thursday 7th of May and with Tampere Philharmony in Tampere-hall on 8th of May. Very proud of both of them! A great opportunity for them to play in big halls with big orchestras. :) CONCERTS CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS

Pirkanmaa Saxophone Festival (PSF) 13th - 15th of march 2020 in Tampere A new saxophone event is emerging to Pirkanmaa. Festival includes concerts, masterclasses and playing in three saxophone orchestras. Masterclasses are held by the top-teachers from Sibelius-Academy: Joonatan Rautiola (classical) and Jussi Kannaste (jazz). Event is organized by a group of local saxophone teachers (Petri Nieminen, Masa Orpana, Kalle Oittinen), Pirkanmaa music institution (PMO) and Tampere conservatoire together with Tampere congregations. Orchestras are lead by conductor Anna-Leena Lumme together with Kalle Oittinen. The saxophone section of The Guards Band Helsinki (Samu Metsänen, Perttu Pannula, Arto Lehtola and Eero Saunamäki) will work as a section leaders and educators in the orchestras. The concerts: Friday 13th of March at 19.00 in Alexander church: Esa Pietilä, saxophone and Petur Sakari, organ. Saturday 14th of March at 19.00 in Pyynikki Hall, Tampere conservatoire: Aava Saxophone Quartet Sunday 15th of March at 18.00 in The big church (Tuomiokirkko): Final concert of the saxophone orchestras. More info: Kalle Oittinen, kalleoittinen@gmail.com, +358407621271 FESTIVAL CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS

Austrian top-saxophonist Michael Krenn and pianist Eugenia Radoslava will give a recital on Tuesday 25.9. at 19 o'clock in the Pyynikki Hall of the Tampere Conservatory. During their visit Michael will also give a masterclass to the students of the Tampere Music Academy 24.-25.9.

I was chosen as the lecturer of saxophone in Tampere Conservatory! Job includes teaching in the music institute, secondary level and also in Tampere University of Applied Sciences (TAMK). I'm eagerly waiting to start working with the students and colleagues on a long-term basis.

The Finnish saxophone association has awarded me the Josef Kaartinen -prize and stipend as a credit of the work done for the benefit of saxophone playing. The prize was awarded on 6th of May 2018 in the spring concert of the Finnish saxophone association in Malmitalo, Helsinki. I would like to thank the association, this acknowledgement will give me even more motivation to work in the future.

My concert was selected as a part of the Young artists of the summer 2018 concert series! Series will be held next june and august in Helsinki Music Center. Applications were open for all recently graduated Masters of Music from Sibelius-Academy who had done the final exam with the highest grades. More precise schedule and program (which I am very exited about!) will be found later in the calendar section of my website. More info about this and the other concerts of the series will be found later in Helsinki Music Center's website and 'Taideyliopiston Sibelius-Akatemian tapahtumat' (events of Sibelius-Academy) facebook page.

I will teach in Kälviä Music Camp next summer 8.-17. of June. Great to be a part of the camp with such a great reputation and wonderful colleagues! During the 11 days you'll get valuable experiences and tools for practicing. The camp is suitable both for those who play as a hobby and those who aim to a profession. Enrollment begins on 1st of February and ends on 12th of April. More info at musiikkileiri.fi

Welcome to my new website! Here you can find information about me and my upcoming concerts and other events. You can hear my playing straight away from the videos you can find in the Multimedia-section. Looking forward to see you also in concerts! =)

CV

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Kalle Oittinen (b.1988) is a front row Finnish classical saxophonist and saxophone teacher who gets motivation to his work as an artist and teacher from the ongoing process of learning and from sharing the feelings and emotions of musical experiences with other musicians, students and audience.

Oittinen, who was born in Savo, grew up in Helsinki and is currently living in Tampere, has graduated as a Master of Music from Sibelius-Academy where he was teached by Pekka Savijoki and Joonatan Rautiola. He has also attended many masterclasses in Finland and abroad with the top saxophonists of the world such as Claude Delangle, Vincent David and Arno Bornkamp.

Despite the young age, Oittinen is already an experienced pedagogue and works currently as a lecturer of saxophone in Tampere Conservatoire and teaches saxophone and saxophone pedagogy in Tampere University of Applied Sciences and Sibelius-Academy. He is frequently invited as a visiting teacher and educator in Finland and abroad. Since 2018 he also been teaching in Kälviä Music Course.

Oittinen is a versatile and open-minded musician whose projects vary from traditional classical saxophone groups all the way to funk-band and music theatre. He has been a saxophone player in The Guards Band and is regularly working with finnish symphony orchestras and military bands. As a chamber musician Oittinen is a member of the Aava Saxophone Quartet among other groups and projects. Oittinen has performed in the Young artists of the summer -series, Soiva-Akatemia -series, Sibafest, Turku Music Festival, Musica Nova and Flow-festival among other events. Lately he has also been comissioned to do arrangements for different kinds of saxophone ensembles.

As a soloist Oittinen has performed with the Sibelius-Academy Symphony Orchestra and Slovene Philharmonic Orchestra and won the 2nd prize in the 8th International Saxophone Competition in Nova Gorica, Slovenia. In fall 2020 Aava Saxophone Quartet will perform as a soloist with The Guards Band and Helsinki Symphonic Winds.

Oittinen has received grants supporting his artistic career by The Finnish Cultural Foundation and in 2018 Oittinen was awarded the Josef Kaartinen -prize and a stipend by the Finnish saxophone association as an credit of the work done for the benefit of saxophone playing.

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Videos

Calendar

2020

oct

28

Concert with The Guards Band, Helsinki in The Rock Church, Helsinki. Soloist, Aava Saxophone Quartet, conductor, Jószef Hárs. Program will be announced later!

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nov

28

Aava Saxophone Quartet will perform as q soloist in the 25th anniversary concert of the Helsinki Symphonic Winds! Program will be announced later.

dec

13

Chamber music concert held by Tampere Philharmony. Program includes trio for flute, clarinet and saxophone by Lauri Supponen.

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2020

jun

14

My performance of the Sonata by Eero Hämeenniemi with pianist Tuomas Turriago will be part of the video-concert festival 'For bees and beings' organized by TampereRaw. Link to the concert including the saxophone sonata: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rPLimT4GMuk Link to TampereRaw's YouTube-channel where you can find the five other concerts of the festival: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMT4mC-ecYWxNhr4oAEdq7Q Concerts are available until 31.8.2020

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jun

8

Kälviä music camp will be arranged 8.-12.6. online due to the current epidemic situation. All the teachers are ready to teach you with the help of digital arrangements! All students will get 5 individual lessons and 2 group lessons. In addition, there will be couple of online lectures available for all the students. The best you can get is those individual lessons by some of the Finland´s high-quality music pedagogues! As this is the very first online camp implementation ever, all the students are very welcome to tell their ideas and contribution to the camp. We are working for the camp with a very positive spirit and see this as a chance and challenge to find new modes and perspectives for all the future music camps.

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apr

1

Contemporary music group from Tampere, TampereRaw, will play a concert in Tampere Old city hall at 18.00. Concert is part of the contemporary music festival Tampere Biennale. CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS

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mar

15

The final concert of the Pirkanmaa Saxophone Festival. Anna-Leena Lumme will conduct the festival orchestras and Kalle Oittinen will play as a soloist. Program coming soon. CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS

mar

14

Aava Saxophone Quartet plays a concert at 19.00 in Pyynikki Hall, Tampere conservatoire. Program: György Ligeti: Six bagatelles (arr. Fabio Oehrl) and Modest Mussorgsky: Pictures at an exhibition (arr. Kalle Oittinen). Concert is a part of the Pirkanmaa Saxophone Festival. CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS

mar

13

Cancelled due to coronavirus. New festival is planned to be held on spring 2021.

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mar

7

The 2010 restored version of Metropolis is given a fresh treatment in March 2020 at the Tampere Film Festival 50th anniversary concert where the film is accompanied by the Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra at Tampere Hall.

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feb

20

Virgo Veldi from Tallin music academy holds a masterclass for saxophone students of TAMK in Tampere conservatoire.

feb

19

Virgo Veldi from Tallin music academy holds a masterclass for saxophone students of TAMK in Tampere conservatoire.

jan

24

Tampere Philharmonys concert in Tampere-talo at 19.00. Program includes Violin concerto by Alban Berg.

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2019

dec

17

Students of TAMK play a concert in Cultu house Laikku. Program: Roger Boutry - Divertimento, Paul Creston - Sonata, Pierre-Max Dubois - Quatuor

dec

17

Tampere conservatoires saxophone students play a concert in chamber music hall at 18.00.

dec

6

Independece day reception in the presidents castle. Playing with The Guards Band Helsinki.

oct

7

Ensemble workshop for saxophone section of the Helsinki Police Band

oct

1

Teachers of the Tampere Conservatoire perform on a concert in Pyynikki Hall at 19.00. I shall play studies 10 and 3 by Charles Koechlin with pianist Katja Kilponen.

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sept

23

Ensemble workshop for saxophone section of the Helsinki Police Band

sept

19

Concert with Tampere Philharmony in Tampere-hall at 19.00. Program includes selections from the ballet Romeo and Juliet by Sergey Prokofjev.

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sept

12

Concert with Tampere Philharmony in Tampere-hall at 19.00. Program includes Dances in the Canebrakes by Florence Price which has an alto saxophone part.

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jun

19

Chamber music concert series held in Villa Havola (Kiteenlahdentie 4, Kitee). Wednesday 19.06.2019 concert at 19.00 . Kalle Oittinen, saxophone, Johannes Hakulinen, violin, Lauri Savolainen, viola, Hanna-Leena Savolainen, piano, Hannu-Heikki Hakulinen, baryton. Program and other info in the link below.

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jun

18

Chamber music concert series held in Villa Havola (Kiteenlahdentie 4, Kitee). Tuesday 18.06.2019 concert with dinner. Kalle Oittinen, saxophone, Johannes Hakulinen, violin, Lauri Savolainen, viola, Hanna-Leena Savolainen, piano, Hannu-Heikki Hakulinen, baryton. Program and other info in the link below.

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jun

7

50th edition of the Kälviä international music camp 7.-16.6! Application period starts from 1st of February. More info from the link below.

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may

30

Saxophone groups of Tampere Music Academy give a concert in the music hall of Culture house Laikku at 14.00. Music by composers such as Astor Piazzolla, Lasse Mårtenson, Herbie Hancock and Caryl Florio. Free entrance.

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may

26

Percussion artist Petteri Kippos A-exam concert in Helsinki music center camerata-hall at 15.00. Program includes Saxala for saxophones and percussion by Uros Rojko.

may

14

Concert performed by three saxophone quartets in the Rock church at 19.00. Aava will play Six bagatelles by Ligeti and in the end all quartets combine their forces for Rite of spring by Stravinsky conducted by Eero Lehtimäki

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apr

30

Concert in Musik und Kunst Privatuniversität Vienna as a part of the Erasmus-masterclass. Program: Pierre Sancan: Lamento et rondo, Johannes Brahms: Sonata in E-flat op. 120, Paul Hindemith: Concertpiece for two alto, saxophone and William Albright: Sonata Playing together with Iren Seleljo, piano and Michael Krenn, saxophone

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apr

29

Erasmus-masterclass for Michael Krenns saxophone class in Musik und Kunst Privatuniversität Vienna on 29.4.-30.4.

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apr

26

Concert by the saxophone students of Tampere Conservatoire in Näsi Hall at 18.00. Free entrance.

mar

25

Somethin new, something old, something borrowed... Concert in Tampere Conservatoires Pyynikki Hall at 19.00 with pianist Tuomas Turriago. Program: Johannes Brahms: Sonata in E-flat op. 120, Pierre Sancan: Lamento et Rondo, ---intermission--- Christian Lauba: Steady study on the boogie, Tuomas Turriago: Da Lontano, Tuomas Turriago: Sonata for alto saxophone and piano, Gravity groove. Tickets at the entrance 12/6€. Concert was originally scheduled at 14.2. but was moved because players got sick before the concert.

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mar

15

Tampere Philharmonys concert in Tampere-hall at 19.00. Playing the tenor saxophone part in Escapades by John Williams.

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feb

4

Musica Nova concert with Aava Saxophone Quartet in Temppeliaukion kirkko (Rock church) at 18.00. Program includes the premiere of Wings for saxophone quartet and male choir by Paavo Korpijaakko and Quattro capricci for saxophone quartet by Kirmo Lintinen. The whole program and more info can be found from the link below.

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2018

oct

1

Private gig with Saxophone Quartet Aava.

sept

25

Concert in the Pyynikki Hall of the Tampere Conservatory at 19.00. Michael Krenn, saxophone, Eugenia Radoslava, piano, Kalle Oittinen, saxophone.

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sept

5

Performance in the opening ceremony of the University of Arts. Program: Wanamaker - Duo sonata for clarinet and saxophone and Jacob TV - The garden of love.

aug

24

Performances of the Saint Birgitta -opera in Naantali church at 17.00 and 20.30. Opera was composed as a part of the 575th anniversary of the city of Naantali. Music: Jani Sivén, Libretto: Mirva Koivukangas, Conductor: Jani Sivén, Director: Ville Saukkonen, Soloists: Riikka Hakoka, Gabriel Suovanen, Reetta Haavisto, Satu-Kristina Vesa and Anni Niemelä. Choir: Chamberchoir Audite. Tickets can be bought from the link below.

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aug

23

Performance of the Saint Birgitta -opera in Naantali church at 20.30. Opera was composed as a part of the 575th anniversary of the city of Naantali. Music: Jani Sivén, Libretto: Mirva Koivukangas, Conductor: Jani Sivén, Director: Ville Saukkonen, Soloists: Riikka Hakoka, Gabriel Suovanen, Reetta Haavisto, Satu-Kristina Vesa and Anni Niemelä. Choir: Chamberchoir Audite. Tickets can be bought from the link below.

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aug

16

A concert in the Young artists of the summer -series in Helsinki music center, Camerata hall, at 19.00. Chameleon - Duo sonatas for saxophone The saxophone was created by instrument maker Adolphe Sax in the 1840s. His aim was to establish a balancing element between the woodwind and brass sections in a wind orchestra. As a result, the saxophone has a chameleon-like versatility that has inspired composers to explore its potential in an astonishing variety of contexts. Saxophone player Kalle Oittinen creates four distinct soundscapes with four other instruments in a balanced programme of contemporary works. Kalle Oittinen, saxophone Lukas Stasevskij, cello Petteri Kippo, percussion Giuseppe Gentile, clarinet Marko Hilpo, piano Denisov, Rojko, Wanamaker, Albright Link to the event's Facebook-page: https://www.facebook.com/events/415835948827525/?ti=cl Tickets can be bought from the link below.

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aug

10

Tampere Philharmonys outdoor-concert in Sorsapuisto, Tampere at 19.00. Program includes Symphonic dances from West Side Story by Leonard Bernstein.

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jun

8

I will teach in Kälviä Music Camp next summer. Great to be a part of the camp with such a great reputation and wonderful colleagues! During the 11 days youll get valuable experiences and tools for practicing. The camp is suitable both for those who play as a hobby and those who aim to a profession. Enrollment begins on 1st of February in 2018. More info from the link below.

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may

25

Private gig in the Helsinki music center with the Saxophone trio Ava.

may

18

Recording the program of the previous days concert with Tampere Philharmony 18.-19.5.

may

17

Tampere Philharmonys concert in Tampere-talo at 19.00. Program includes Symphonic Dances from West Side Story by Leonard Bernstein.

apr

6

Concert with Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra in Tampere-talo at 19.00. Playing among three other saxophonists in Richard Strauss: Sinfonia Domestica.

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mar

6

I will play with pianist Juho Keränen the classical half in the traditional spring concert of the Finnish saxophone association in Malmitalo. Program: Fernande Decruck - Sonata in c#, Nina Senk - Impetus and Pierre Sancan - Lamento et Rondo. Derek Brown (aka. Beatbox-sax) will play the second half. Concert starts at 19 o'clock. You can buy tickets from the link below.

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2017

dec

11

A monthly club of classical music in restaurant Tenho Restobar in Helsinki at 20.00. Evening is started by string quartet Neue Quartet and my part will include Marc Eychennes trio for violin, saxophone and piano and Jacob TV's ''The garden of love'' for soprano saxophone, soundtracks and video among other pieces. Theme for my part is classical music influenced by rythm music. Below is a link to the facebook -event page.

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dec

6

Independence day reception in presidential castle. Playing ceremonial and dance music with the Guards band. Event can be wathced from Yle TV2 -channel.

oct

1

Performing with The Saxtronauts -quartet at Narinkkatori in a festival organized by scolarship institutions.

sept

24

Chamber music concert of Tampere Philharmonia at the small hall of Tampere-house 3 pm. Program including a new piece "Kalevala" for kantele, flute, clarinet, tenor saxophone and string quartet by Henri Sokka.

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sept

9

Performing with the Sibelius-Academy saxophone ensemble, Saxiba.

sept

5

Fourth concert of the Töölö-series of the Guards Band at the Temple Church.

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00jan

11

Kuvaus englanniksi

Contact

Email:
kalle @ kalleoittinen.com