Kalevi Aho

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.


A selection of articles about Kalevi Aho

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.'