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Finnish composer Kalevi Aho was born in Forssa on 9 March 1949. He studied composition with Einojuhani Rautavaara at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki and then with Boris Blacher in Berlin.
Living in Helsinki, he works as a freelance composer, and has received a state scholarship since 1993.
Many of his orchestral compositions have been recorded by the Lahti Symphony Orchestra and Osmo Vänskä.
CD Spotlight. Stimulating and Challenging - Concertos by Kalevi Aho, heard by Gerald Fenech. 'Invigorating stuff in excellent sonics and detailed annotations.'
CD Spotlight. A Vision of Ambivalence and Incoherence - Music by Kalevi Aho, heard by Gerald Fenech. '... it makes huge demands on the listener ...'
CD Spotlight. Riveting Discoveries - Music from Finland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, heard by Gerald Fenech. '... as absorbing as it is enticing.'