Lotta Wennäkoski premieres

Lotta Wennäkoski's large-scale commission, Uniin asti (Until the Dreams) for male choir and orchestra was premiered on 6 December by the Finnish RSO and the Polytech Choir conducted by Hannu Lintu. A work for the Turku Cello Competition has also been commissioned from her. Called Foliage, it exists in versions for cello and piano and for orchestra and will be the compulsory work for the six competition finalists on 22–23 February. Wennäkoski's BBC commission Flounce was premiered at the Last Night of the Proms on 9 September in London. According to the reviews the piece was "deft and surprising", "it may work as a concert-opener, but that’s by no means all that it is, and for that she deserves kudos and congratulations."