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The string trio End Credits (2016) is intended to play together with a video projection. Composer Jennah Vainio sees it as a portrayal of a person's inner mind: "It is a beautiful, tender and introvert snapshot of a moment, a journey into the thoughts of a person. The work can be visualized by a video edited by myself." Buy now

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Queen Bee is a solo work for bass tuba or contrabass tuba. The piece starts with a melodic phrase, which is followed by and intersected with, a groove in varying time signatures. In the end the melody line re-emerges to reign supreme.
55011-626-9, € 11,20 Buy now

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Kalevi Aho's popular series of Solo pieces for different instruments gets a new piece for clarinet. Composed in 2018 it was premiered in October 2019 by Simon Reitmaier in Tirol, Austria. Duration c. 11 min.
55011-488-3, € 13,40 Buy now

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Jennah Vainio has succeeded in masterly fashion in blending different structural elements to form a clear continuum in this 9-minute long work for string orchestra 2001.
(score) 55011-504-0, € 19,90 Buy now

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for flute, clarinet and guitar
When composing this piece Vainio underwent many lessons in the school of life. All these left their mark in this work which moves onward like a diesel machine. Score and parts: 55011-430-2, € 31,90 Buy now

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Jennah Vainio


Jennah Vainio (born 1972) studied composition at the Helsinki University and at the Sibelius Academy. She has also participated in master courses by Magnus Lindberg, Jouni Kaipainen, Brian Ferneyhough, Olli Kortekangas and Sven-David Sandström. Her pieces have been performed both home and abroad and they have been broadcast on radio.

Most of Vainio’s pieces have been written on commissions. Orchestras, choirs and ensembles that have performed her pieces include the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, the Hartford Symphony Orchestra, the Norrkoping Symphony Orchestra, the Ensemble Fusions, the Nordlys Ensemble, the Zagros Ensemble, the Mikkeli City Orchestra, the Finnish Radio Chamber Choir and the UMO Jazz Orchestra. Her works have been published by Fennica Gehrman, Sulasol and Uusinta and recorded by Pilfink and Alba Records.

Vainio's Beatbox Concerto 'Fujiko’s Fairy Tale' has been performed close to 20 times, mostly in the USA, where the beatboxer Shodekeh added it to his repertore and has performed it e.g. with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra conducted by Marin Alsop. The work draws influences from Oriental music, hip hop, dance, video games and the world of Manga and Anime. Click here for more information about the work.

Other works published by Fennica Gehrman include Winterborn for chamber orchestra, At Midnight for SSAA choir, Odin's Beard for wind quintet and Driven for guitar.

As a composer, Vainio feels that it is important to be versatile stylistically. Besides classical music she is known for her passion for metal and its sub genres. A guitarist herself, her first influences included the neoclassical metal guitarists Yngwie Malmsteen and Jason Becker.

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