Varkaus SummerClassical

Varkaus SummerClassical is based on the sense of community and it combines together the beautiful nature of Varkaus, urban milieu, interesting concert venues, great artists and wonderful program! These aspects create the special atmosphere that has delighted visitors since 2017. During previous years the festival has included first performances and also leading artists, such as cellist Raphael Wallfisch, have appeared in addition to young musicians. During last three years the festival has gained popularity and has also had media attention. In 2019 the festival was visited by almost 900 visitors during a five day period.A wide repertoire of solo pieces and chamber music has been perfomed and in 2018 SummerClassical had an honor to give the Finnish Premiere of M. Weinberg Concertino for cello and orchestra. SummerClassical is a relaxed and open-minded event where listeners can be touched by music, hear artists breaking musical borders and experience unforgettable moments and skilful performances.

An announcement on April 16, 2021

The festival will take place on July 7th - 11th. The program and artists will be published soon. During the period of five days, it is possible to hear multiple concerts and great program in interesting venues, the region of Varkaus offers wonderful environment! Information and details about the festival as well as possible changes, restrictions and safety guidelines will be updated on the website. Same information can be found in the social media channels. We will announce all sponsors and co-operative organisations soon as well.

Stay tuned! 

From the link below is possible to see photos, videos, publications and programs of previous years

The artistic director and the founder of Varkaus SummerClassical is a cellist Markus Hallikainen

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