Kaisa Kortelainen (flute)
In recent years Kaisa Kortelainen has studied in Helsinki at the Sibelius Academy under Professor Mikael Helasvuo. In the spring of 2015 she completed her Bachelor’s degree at the Sibelius Academy and the following autumn she began her Master’s degree at the Conservatoire National Supérieure de Musique et de Danse in Paris.
Kortelainen has performed as a soloist with the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Joensuu City Orchestra and the Sibelius Academy Chamber Orchestra. She is member of the Baltic Sea Youth Philharmonic and the Helsinki Sinfonietta and has performed at various festivals such as the Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival and Musica Nova. Kortelainen is a founding member of the contemporary music ensemble ÄÄninen which focussed on the borders between classical music and other art forms.
Matleena Nyman (piano)
Born in 1989, Matleena Nyman recently completed her master’s degree at the Sibelius Academy where she studied under Tuija Hakkila, Liisa Pohjola and Antti Hotti. Nyman also studied at the Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofía in Madrid under Professor Dmitri Bashkirov as well as at the Conservatoire national supérieur de musique de Paris under Professor Hortense Cartier-Bresson. While having a strong personality of her own, she is confident that she has learnt from her years as a student.
Today, Nyman lives in Helsinki, performing as frequently as she can as a soloist and as a chamber musician. She currently has a particular affiliation with the music of Robert Schumann.
Nyman wishes to continue playing for different audiences even though some people may regard her as something of an enfant terrible in the music world.