Wednesday 9.3 at 6 pm at Arkadia: Concert by Olivia Holladay (violin), Ossi Tanner (piano) and Thomas Puissochet (piano)

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Dear friend of Arkadia,

You are invited to a concert by Olivia Holladay (violin), Ossi Tanner (piano) and Thomas Puissochet (piano) Wednesday 9.3 at 6 pm at Arkadia (Nervanderinkatu 11)


Scherzo in C Minor by Johannes Brahms

Olivia Holladay, violin and Ossi Tanner, piano

Sonata in B Minor K27 by Domenico Scarlatti
Sonata in D Minor K517 by Domenico Scarlatti
Sonata in A Minor D845, “Allegro” by Franz Schubert
Etudes d’execution transcendante No. 12 “Chasse-Neige” by Franz Liszt
Etude-tableau op. 39 No. 1 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Variationen über ein polnisches Volksthema op. 10 by Karol Szymanowski

Thomas Puissochet, piano


Warm regards,


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Olivia Holladay: Olivia Holladay began her musical studies at the age of six in the Suzuki Method, studying with Martha Yasuda and later with Jun-Ching Lin and David Coucheron. She has participated in numerous orchestras around the state, including the Metropolitan Youth Symphony, Atlanta Youth Symphony Orchestra, St. Cecilia Consort, All-State Orchestra, and Gwinnett Ballet Orchestra and has collaborated with Robert Spano, Donald Runnicles, and members of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. During past summers, she has attended prestigious music festivals such as Stringendo School for Strings, Suzuki Institute and the Meadowmount School of Music. Additionally, Ms. Holladay has played in festivals around Europe, such as Kuhmo Music Festival, Suolahti International Music Festival in Finland and Sulzbach-Rosenberg International Music Festival in Germany. Ms. Holladay has performed across the southeast as a soloist and chamber musician, her debut being with the Georgia Philharmonic at the age of 15 and has been the winner of the grand prize at the Kiwanis Music Competition in 2011. In 2013, Ms. Holladay was awarded the Anthony Quinn Foundation Scholarship and also received the title of Co-Concertmaster of the Atlanta Youth Symphony Orchestra. In addition musical instruction in Atlanta, Ms. Holladay has performed for world renowned artists such as Vilmos Szabadi, Danwen Jiang, Silja Raitio-Heikkinheimo, Gil Shaham, Baiba Skride and Midori. Accepted into the Cleveland Institute of Music in 2014, Olivia began her studies with Ivan Zenaty before coming to Sibelius Akatemia as an exchange student under Päivyt Meller.

Ossi Tanner: Ossi Tanner (1997) studies at the Sibelius Academy under prof. Erik T. Tawaststjerna. From 2009 to 2015 he was a pupil of Junio Kimanen at the West Helsinki Music Institute. He has also studied with Sirpa Heikkilä and Tuula Pulkki.
He has taken part in master classes with many of the leading Finnish pianists such as Paavali Jumppanen, Matti Raekallio, Henri Sigfridsson and Antti Siirala. Russian pianist Konstantin Bogino has been mentoring Ossi since year 2010.
Ossi Tanner’s most recent competition success was the First Prize in the Madetoja competition in January 2015. The previous year he reached the semifinals in the national Jyväskylä competition and was granted a Special Award by the jury. In addition to these he has received many other awards in piano and chamber music competitions.
Ossi has performed with the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Oulu Symphony Orchestra and the Sibelius High School symphony orchestra. In 2015 he was chosen as one of the Young Artists to perform in the Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival for the next three summers. In August 2016 Ossi will play as a soloist with the Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Sakari Oramo. Ossi has been granted the Pro Musica Foundation’s stipend in 2011 and 2015.

Thomas Puissochet: Thomas Puissochet is a French-born pianist. He began his piano studies at the Conservatory of Boulogne-Billancourt with David Saudubray in 2008 and currently is studying for a master’s degree at the Sibelius Academy with Ilmo Ranta and Naoko Ichihashi. Thomas has also participated in many master classes for teachers such as Denis Pascal, Eero Heinonen and Marie-Paule Siruguet . In 2015, he won the grand prize at the Helmi Vesa piano competition in Helsinki. Thomas is also an active chamber musician and lied pianist. Thomas is an experienced piano teacher and has taught piano at the Espoo Music Institute .