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Gravity Groove
Turriago's Sonata for Alto Saxophone and Piano was commissioned by Joonatan Rautiola. The work was written in two distinctly separate stages in 2008 and in 2018. In the finale of the Sonata Turriago uses Venezuelan merengue rhythm. The finale ends the work in an euphoric mood. 55011-451-7, € 29,50 Buy now

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A work commissioned by Tommi Hyytinen and dedicated to the memory of Jouni Kaipainen. It continues Turriago's project to write sonatas for each solo instrument and piano. 55011-347-3, € 29,50 Buy now

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for piano (2016)
Jitters won the second prize of the composition contest by the Tampere Piano Society and was a mandatory work at the Tampere Piano Contest semi-finals in 2017. As often in Turriago's piano works, Jitters is rhythmically and pianistically challenging. 979-0-55011-358-9, € 14,10 Buy now

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Concerto for Chamber Ensemble
TampereRaw

Per aspera for ensemble
Kreeta-Julia Heikkilä, violin, Roope Gröndahl, piano, Veera Myllyniemi, clarinet and Jaani Helander, cello

Jitters for solo piano
Anton Mejias, piano

Tuomas Turriago

Tuomas Turriago (b.1979) is composer, pianist and conductor. His works include the Concerto for Chamber Ensemble (2017), commissioned and premiered by the TampereRaw in 2018 in a concert series of the Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra, and Per aspera, variations for piano, violin, cello and clarinet dating from 2013.

As a composer Turriago aims at composing easily accessible and player-friendly music that is free from any isms or classifications. He is especially known for his chamber music and he has an ambitious project aiming to compose a sonata for every instrument. They include e.g. the Sonata for Trumpet and Piano (2011) and the Sonata for Tuba and Piano (2010), both commissioned by the Lieksa Brass Week. His Sonata for alto Saxophone and Piano will be premiered at the Gap international saxophone festival in July 2018 and the Sonata for Flute and Piano is to be heard for the first time in Helsinki in November 2018. Turriago's piano piece Jitters (2017) won the second prize in a composition competition organized by the Tampere Piano Association and was a compulsory competition piece in the semi-finals of the Tampere Piano Competition.

Tuomas Turriago is an active solo pianist and conductor of the contemporary music ensemble TampereRaw. He is founding member and conductor of the Tampere Chamber Opera Association and also Senior Lecturer for Accompaniment at Tampere University of Applied Sciences.

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