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Fazer signs with Ville Matvejeff

We are delighted to announce that the Finnish composer, conductor, pianist and singer Ville Matvejeff has joined the Fazer Artists’ Management roster.

Photo: Jani Laukkanen

We are delighted to announce that the Finnish composer, conductor, pianist and singer Ville Matvejeff has joined the Fazer Artists’ Management roster.

Ville Matvejeff (b. 1986) is one of the most interesting Finnish musical talents. Successful as a composer, conductor, pianist and singer, he has established himself as an exceptionally wide-ranging musician.

Matvejeff career as conductor is developing with a fast pace. He made his praised conducting debut in September 2011 at Pori Opera with Purcell’s ”Fairy Queen”, and has recently worked in front of Finnish National Opera Orchestra, Pori Sinfonietta and Turku Philharmonic Orchestra. Matvejeff has also worked as assistant conductor in numerous productions with e.g. Leif Segerstam, Jan Söderblom and Piergiorgio Morandi, and will in 2012 also collaborate with Esa-Pekka Salonen.

Matvejeff made his acclaimed debut as a pianist with the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra under conductor Susanna Mälkki at the age of 18, and has since then been invited to perform at e.g. Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival, Helsinki Festival, Bergen Festival, Kitakyushu Music Festival and Cervantino Festival Mexico, as well as numerous other festivals and orchestras in Finland and abroad. A devoted chamber and lied musician, Matvejeff has also recently started a partnership with soprano Karita Mattila, and they will perform together for the first time at the Hong Kong Arts Festival in February 2012, as well as Gulbenkian Foundation in Lissabon and Salle Pleyel in Paris.

Recently, Matvejeff has established an up-and-rising career as a composer. Commissioned by e.g. Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra and Finnish Chamber Orchestra, his ”Cello Concerto” was performed at the Shanghai World EXPO 2010 to a choreography of Finnish National Ballet. His breakthrough work, ”Ad Astra” (2009), was greeted as ”the Finnish orchestral hit of the 21st century” by Helsingin Sanomat, leading newspaper in Finland. Matvejeff’s ”Violin Concerto” celebrated the inauguration of the Helsinki Music Centre in September 2011 as the first orchestral world premiere in its new Concert Hall designed by Yasuhisa Toyota, commissioned and performed by Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, violinist Petri Aarnio and conductor Osmo Vänskä.