Jutta Seppinen

Conductor and Mezzosoprano

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Conductor and mezzo-soprano Jutta Seppinen has completed two Master’s degrees in music (2008 and 2016) at the Sibelius Academy and has gained her diplomas both in singing and in orchestral conducting with distinction. In June 2018 she was chosen as primus master of Music by University of the Arts Helsinki. Seppinen made her conducting debut with the Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra in autumn 2014, and her opera conducting debut the same year at the Kokkola Opera Summer Festival. Since then, she has conducted many orchestras both in Finland and abroad. She has also served as conductor assistant at the Finnish national opera as well as at the Savonlinna Opera Festival. Seppinen is a founder of a new multi art group CHANGEnsemble. CHANGEnsemble tries to find new ways of combining music making with other art forms and it wants in its art to talk about difficult and untold themes. Season 2019 Seppinen will conduct Kuopio city Orchestra, Joensuu City Orhestra, Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, Wegelius Kammarstråkar and CHANGEnsemble.
Before getting launched on her conducting career, Seppinen had already made a name for herself as a choir leader renowned for her innovative repertoire and her break with the traditional concert format. She has collaborated with many choirs, among them the world-famous Thomanerchor Leipzig. Her concerts have taken her to many countries in Europe, the United States and Argentina. Since 2009, she has been artistic director of the Academic Female Voice Choir Lyran. As a singer, mezzo-soprano Jutta Seppinen has focused particularly on the performance of modern repertoire. She has premiered many works composed especially for her and has worked with many composers and ensembles. In spring 2013 she was the soloist with the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra.


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2020

1/17

20.5. Lahti, Ristinkirkko 7 pm
Sinfonia Lahti
Conductor Jutta Seppinen
Hymn Concert
Presenter Seppo Murto

24.-26.4. Trondheim, Norja
NSSS
Akademiska damkören Lyran
Conductor Jutta Seppinen
Concerts will announced later

4.4., 5.4. ja 8.4. Tampere, Dance Theatre MD, Hällä
Tampere Biennale
Minna Leinonen: Alma! - multi-disciplinary chamber opera
Libretto: Hanna Weselius
Director-choreographer: Petri Kekoni
Conductor: Jutta Seppinen
SopranosTuuli Lindeberg and Olga Heikkilä
CHANGEnsemble

10.2. Helsinki Music Center, Camerata 7 pm
Klang Concert Series
Heinz-Juhani Hofmann: Monologue opera Human Heart for mezzosoprano and tape
Mezzosoprano Jutta Seppinen



2019

2/17

20.12. Helsinki, Johannes Church 6 pm and 8 pm
Christmas concert
Akademiska damkören Lyran
Akademiska Sångföreningen
Conductor Jutta Seppinen and Riku Laurikka
Christmas music

17.12. Paavali church 7 pm
Christmas concert
Akademiska damkören Lyran
Akademiska Sångföreningen
Conductor Jutta Seppinen and Riku Laurikka
Christmas music

12.12. Sipoo Church 7 pm
Christmas concert
Akademiska damkören Lyran
Akademiska Sångföreningen
Conductor Jutta Seppinen and Riku Laurikka
Christmas music

24.11. Helsinki, G18
Wegelius Kammarstråkar
...and once sang a bird...
Conductor Jutta Seppinen
Mahler, Sibelius, Elgar, Rossini, Verdi, Bottesini

7.11. Espoo, Sellosali 7pm
Epilog, Climat concert
Akademiska damkören Lyran
Conductor Jutta Seppinen
Perttu Haapanen: Kodecs/Codecs for female choir, elektronics and video, first performance
Cecilia Damström: Requiem for our Earth for female choir and tape, first perfromance


2019

3/17

3.11. Kauniainen Music Festival, Stora Paviljongen 5 pm
Eteenpäin -Forward! Music of Georges Aperghis
CHANGEnsemble's debut concert
Soprano Tuuli Lindeberg
Conductor and mezzosoprano Jutta Seppinen
Percussion Ville Syrjäläinen
Clarinet/contrabassclarinet Lucy Abrams

24.10. Helsinki, Temppeliaukio Church 7 pm
SOS soi!
SOSensemble with Kokonainen-festival
Piano Tiina Karakorpi
Violin Linda Suolahti
Violin Anna Husgafvel
Viola Riitta-Liisa Ristiluoma
Cello Markus Hohti
With conductor Jutta Seppinen ja musicologist Susanna Välimäki
Wieck-Schumann, Chaminade, Damström


21.8. Helsinki Music Center
Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
Helsinki Festival
Jutta Seppinen, conductor
Prokofiev

10.8. Helsinki
Helsinki Chamber Choir
Nils Schweckendiek, conductor
A1 Jutta Seppinen


2019

4/17

29.6. Haarlem, Netherlands
Helsinki Chamber Choir
Nils Schweckendiek, conductor
A1 Jutta Seppinen

26.6. Orkney, Scotland
Helsinki Chamber Choir
Nils Schweckendiek, conductor
A1 Jutta Seppinen

8.6. Tampere
Helsinki Chamber Choir
Nils Schweckendiek, conductor
A1 Jutta Seppinen

26.5. Helsinki, Vapaan Taiteentila
CHANGEnsemble
Tuuli Lindeberg, soprano
Lucy Abrams, clarinet
Kalle Hakosalo, percussions
Jutta Seppinen, conductor & mezzosoprano
Aperghis

17.5.2019 Joensuu, Carelicum
Joensuu City Orchestra
Young solists concert
Jutta Seppinen, conductor
(Program tba)


2019

5/17

10.5. Helsinki, Meilahti Church
Akademiska Damkören Lyran
Jutta Seppinen, conductor
Renaissance music

22.3.2019 Kuopio, Music Center
Kuopion City Orchestra
Jutta Seppinen, conductor
Kaari Martin, dance
Raitio-Ravel-Falla

8.2.2019 Helsinki Music Center
Musica Noca
Radio Symphony Orchestra
Pekka Kuusisto, violin
André de Ridder, conductor
Helsinki Chamber Choir
Jutta Seppinen, coaching
Braxton, Bjarnason

28.1.2019 Helsinki, Käpylä Church
Jutta Seppinen, mz
Jyrki Myllärinen, guit
Falla-Lorca-Gounod-Byrd-Bizet


2018

6/17

21.12. Johannes Church
Christmas Concert
Akademiska Damkören Lyran
Akademiska Sångföreningen
Conducting Jutta Seppinen ja Kari Turunen

18.12. Paulus Church
Christmas Concert
Akademiska Damkören Lyran
Akademiska Sångföreningen
Conducting Jutta Seppinen ja Kari Turunen

14.12. Sipoo Church
Christmas Concert
Akademiska Damkören Lyran
Akademiska Sångföreningen
Conducting Jutta Seppinen ja Kari Turunen

23.11. Helsinki, Uspenksi Cathedral
Akademiska Damkören Lyran
Conductor Jutta Seppinen
Holst, Barber, Lotti


2018

7/17

13.11. Helsinki, Music Center
Lucy Abrams Docmus-concert
Clarinet Lucy Abrams+Ensemble
Conductor Jutta Seppinen
Adams

10.11. Helsinki, Old University Concert hall
HYS 100-years concert
Akademiska Damkören Lyran
Conductor Jutta Seppinen

8.11. Helsinki
Helsingin Kamarikuoro
Nordic Music Days
Conductor Nils Schweckendiek
Alto 1 Jutta Seppinen

30.10. Bern, Switzerland
Menuhin-hall
ESTA Chamber Orchestra
Conductor Jutta Seppinen
Violin Veriko Tchumburidze
Mozart, Haydn, Tchaikovsky

20.10. Stockholm, Gustav Vasa Kyrka
Akademiska damkören Lyran
Conductor Jutta Seppinen

22.7.2018 Espoo Lutheran Church
Summer Concert Serie
Mezzosoprano Jutta Seppinen
GuitarJyrki Myllärinen
Dowland, Byrd, Falla, Lorca, Monteverdi


2018

8/17

8.6.2018 Helsinki, Music Center, Promotion Ceremony of University of the Arts,
Sibelius Academy String Orchestra, conductor Jutta Seppinen
Rautavaara-Schönberg

21.4. 2018 Trondheim, Norway
Akademiska Damkören Lyran, conductor Jutta Seppinen
Nordic folksongs

19.4. 2018 Lund, Sweden
Akademiska Damkören Lyran, conductor Jutta Seppinen
Nordic folksongs

14.4. 2018 Malta, Valletta, ESTA Chamber Orchestra, conductor Jutta Seppinen
Charrière-Sibelius-Vella-Beamish-Malats-Tsaikovski

6.4.2018 Meilahti Church 19:00
Akademiska Damkören Lyran, conductor Jutta Seppinen
Nordic folksongs

8.3.2018 Strasbourgh, Palais de l’Europe, ESTA Chamber Orchestra,
conductor Jutta Seppinen
Charrière-Sibelius-Vella-Beamish-Malats-Tsaikovski

21.2.2018 Herttoniemi Church 19:00
Jutta Seppinen, mz
Jyrki Myllärinen, guit
Dowland-Monteverdi-Falla-Lorca



2018

9/17

10.2.2018 Lapua Cathedral
female choir Sorja, conductor Jutta Seppinen

26.1.2018 Helsinki, Käpylä Church 18:00
Jutta Seppinen, mz
Jyrki Myllärinen, guit
Dowland-Monteverdi-Falla-Lorca

15.12.2016 Johannes Church, Helsinki Christmas concert - Akademiska Damkören Lyran & Akademiska Sångföreningen
conductor Jutta Seppinen & Kari Turunen

13.12.2017 Paulus Church, Helsinki
Christmas concert - Akademiska Damkören Lyran & Akademiska Sångföreningen
conductor Jutta Seppinen & Kari Turunen

27.5.2017 Vaasa
30.5.2017 Helsinki
Finnish Baroque Orchestra (FIBO)
Academic Female Voice Choir Lyran
Vivaldi: Juditha triumphans
Kajsa Dahlbäck, soprano
Essi Luttinen, mezzo-soprano
Katariina Heikkilä mezzo-soprano
Ylva Gruen, mezzo-soprano
Jutta Seppinen, conductor

23.4.2017 G18, Helsinki
Wegelius Chamber Strings
Young Soloists concert
Jutta Seppinen, conductor


2017

10/17

14.4.2017 Turku, Cathedral
Turku Philharmonic Orchestra
Chorus Cathedralis Aboensis
Hanna-Leena Haapamäki, soprano
Jussi Myllys, tenor
Janne Sundqvist, bass
Beethoven: Elegischer Gesang, “Sanft wie du lebest”
Beethoven: Christus am Ölberge
Jutta Seppinen, conductor
Märt Krell, coach

9.4.2017 Joensuu
Joensuu City Orchestra
Canzonetta
Nordgren: Koko maailma valittanee
J. S. Bach: Cantata no. 4
Mendelssohn: O Haupt voll Blut und Wunden
Matti Turunen, bass
Jutta Seppinen, conductor
Janne Piipponen, coach

30.3.2017 Korundi, Rovaniemi
31.3.2017 Sámi Cultural Centre Sajos, Inari
1.4.2017 Santa’s Resort, Kakslauttanen
Concert tour, Lapland Chamber Orchestra, Pipoka Trio
J.S. Bach: Prelude and Fugue in C (arr. D. Matthews)
Michel Decoust: Sinfonietta
Gerald Finzi: 3 Soliloquy from Love’s Labour’s Lost
Peter Maxwell Davies: Canzona after G. Gabrieli
Fagerudd: Concerto for Pipoka and Orchestra
Veli Kujala, accordion
Jarmo Julkunen, kitara
Petri Keskitalo, tuba
Jutta Seppinen, conductor


2017

11/17

16.3. 18.3. & 19.3.2017 Balder Hall, Helsinki
Riikka Talvitie: The Judge’s Wife, opera
Tuuli Lindeberg, soprano
Saara Kiiveri, soprano
Tuula Paavola, alto
Juha Uusitalo, bass-baritone
defunensemble
Jutta Seppinen, conductor

8.3.2017 Kotka
9.3.2017 Kouvola
Kymi Sinfonietta
Fauré: Pavane
Stravinsky: Pulcinella Suite
Fagerudd: Concerto for Pipoka and Orchestra
Veli Kujala, accordion
Jarmo Julkunen, guitar
Petri Keskitalo, tuba
Jutta Seppinen, conductor

27.1.2017 Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra, Kokkola
Beethoven: Piano Concerto no. 5
Pingoud: 5 sonnets
Sibelius: Pelléas et Mélisande
Paavali Jumppanen, piano
Jutta Seppinen, conductor

16.12.2016 Johannes (St. John’s) Church, Helsinki
Christmas concert
Academic Female Voice Choir Lyran & Academic Male Voice Choir
cond. Jutta Seppinen & Kari Turunen

14.12.2016 Paavali (St. Paul’s) Church, Helsinki
Christmas concert
Academic Female Voice Choir Lyran & Academic Male Voice Choir
cond. Jutta Seppinen & Kari Turunen


2017

12/17

17.11.2016 Jyrki Myllärinen’s DOCMUS concert, Helsinki Music Centre
Magnus Lindberg: Linea d’ombra
Jyrki Myllärinen, guitar; Hanna Kinnunen, flute; Olli-Pekka Tuomisalo, saxophone; Antti Suoranta, percussion
Jutta Seppinen, conductor

13.11.2016 Kitara soi Guitar Festival, closing concert, Lappeenranta
Magnus Lindberg: Linea d’ombra
Jyrki Myllärinen, guitar; Hanna Kinnunen, flute; Olli-Pekka Tuomisalo, saxophone; Antti Suoranta, percussion
Jutta Seppinen, conductor

31.9.2016 Järvenpää Hall
1.10.2016 Helsinki Music Centre
Sibelius Academy Symphony Orchestra
Maurice Ravel: La Mère l'Oye
Perttu Haapanen: Ladies' Room
Richard Strauss: Ein Heldenleben
Milla Mäkinen soprano
Jutta Seppinen, conductor

21.9.2016 Siikainen Church
22.9.2016 Pori Church
Pori Sinfonietta
Saara Kemppi, oboe
Ion Buinovschi, violin
Jutta Seppinen, conductor
J.S. Bach/J.P Lehto: Ricercar a 3 BWV 1079 (Das Musikalische Opfer)
Lotta Wennäkoski: Verdigris, fpF
J.S. Bach: Concerto for oboe and violin in C minor BWV 1060
Aaron Jay Kernis: Sarabanda in Memoriam (2004)
J.S. Bach/J.P Lehto: Ricercar a 6 BWV 1079 (Das Musikalische Opfer)


2016

13/17

June 2016
Savonlinna Opera Festival
Don Giovanni, assistant conductor

5.6.2016 International Vocal Festival, Tapiola Hall, Espoo
Academic Female Voice Choir Lyran
cond. Jutta Seppinen

16.4.2016 Jubilee concert
Academic Female Voice Choir Lyran
cond. Jutta Seppinen
Telakka, Helsinki

2.4.2016 Soiva Akatemia/Sibelius Academy concert series
Camerata Hall, Helsinki Music Centre
Schönberg, Schenker, Edward T. Cone
Jutta Seppinen, mezzo-soprano
Maija Parko, piano

January–February 2016
Kapuapu training programme for conductors, Finnish National Opera
W.A. Mozart: The Magic Flute


2015

14/17

2015 Most of the year on maternity leave.

18.12.2015 Christmas concert
Academic Female Voice Choir Lyran & Academic Male Voice Choir
cond. Jutta Seppinen
Johannes (St. John’s) Church, Helsinki

17.11.2015 Wegelius Chamber Strings
cond. Jutta Seppinen
G18, Helsinki
Tulve – Rehnqvist – Garcia-Viardot

13.5.2015 Masters’ workshop, cond. Jutta Seppinen and others
Kuopio Symphony Orchestra, Kuopio
Sibelius: Symphony no. 3

19.4.2015 J.S. Bach: Mass in B Minor
Academic Female Voice Choir Lyran & Academic Male Voice Choir
Helsinki Baroque Orchestra
cond. Jutta Seppinen
Johannes (St. John’s) Church, Helsinki
(Broadcast on YLE Radio Vega 21.4.2014)


2014

15/17

29.4.2014 W.A. Mozart: Così fan tutte Sibelius Academy Opera Class & Orchestra cond. Jutta Seppinen Helsinki Music Centre 26.4.2014 W.A. Mozart: Così fan tutte Sibelius Academy Opera Class & Orchestra cond. Jutta Seppinen Helsinki Music Centre 25.4.2014 Academic Female Voice Choir Lyran cond. Jutta Seppinen NSSS Festival, Tartu, Estonia

12.3.2014 Anna Järvinen & Lyran
cond. Jutta Seppinen
Korjaamo, Helsinki

1.2.2014 Concert “Hear this, I’m a composer”
Joint concert by the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Finnish National Opera Orchestra
cond. Jutta Seppinen
Finnish National Opera, Almi Hall


2014

16/17

14.9.2014 Beat Furrer 60 years
Helsinki Chamber Choir
cond. Nils Schweckendiek
Jutta Seppinen, mezzo-soprano
Sello Hall, Espoo

26.7.2014 Weill: Silbersee
West Coast Kokkola Opera
cond. Jutta Seppinen
Ykspihlaja Workers’ Hall, Kokkola

20.5.2014 Music belongs to the “Vanha” (The Old Student House, Helsinki)
Academic Female Voice Choir Lyran
cond. Jutta Seppinen
Helsinki Hall of Culture

3.5.2014 W.A. Mozart: Così fan tutte
Sibelius Academy Opera Class & Orchestra
cond. Jutta Seppinen
Helsinki Music Centre


2014

17/17

18.12.2014 Christmas concert
Academic Female Voice Choir Lyran & Academic Male Voice Choir
cond. Jutta Seppinen
Johannes (St. John’s) Church, Helsinki

1.12.2014 Christmas concert
Aarne Pelkonen, baritone
Tuuli Takala, soprano
OMA Orchestra,
cond. Jutta Seppinen
Johannes (St. John’s) Church, Helsinki

13.11.2014 Öst möter väst (East Meets West)
Academic Female Voice Choir Lyran
cond. Jutta Seppinen
Uspenski Cathedral, Helsinki

8.11.2014 Hietala: Mio, poikani Mio (Mio, My Son Mio)
Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra
cond. Jutta Seppinen
Tampere Hall

6.11.2014 Hietala: Mio, poikani Mio (Mio, My Son Mio)
Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra
cond. Jutta Seppinen
Tampere Hall


Conducting enquiries:

Lassi Marttala
Helsingin Juhlamusiikkipalvelu Oy
Kattilarinne 8
FI-2330 Espoo
tel. +358 9-262 8109
lassi.marttala(at)jmpmusic.fi
www.jmpmusic.fi

Other contacts:
jutta(at)juttaseppinen.fi