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 Early music summer course

The Helsinki Early Music Society organizes an annual early music summer course. Early music enthusiasts from Finland and other countries gather together to enjoy early music. The course is aimed at everyone interested in performing early music. We welcome  participants with different backgrounds, including young students of music institutes, people playing just for fun,  professional students, teachers of music institutes or professional musicians playing modern instruments.

Tuition will be offered in the following  subjects:

  • Baroque cello, viol (viola da gamba) / Pieta Mattila
  • Baroque violin / Anthony Marini, Anna Rainio
  • Singing / Veikko Kiiver
  • Harpsichord / Elina Mustonen
  • Lute, theorbo / Niklas Mellberg
  • Baroque Oboe / Katharina Arfken
  • Recorder / Pekka Silén, Janek Öller
  • Renaissance reeds (shawm, dulcian, krummhorn) / Bernhard Stilz

More information of the teachers.

If you don’t have your own instrument, it is possible to borrow one. Please contact the organizers, we will give you the contact information of your teacher. In case  you are interested in playing an early music instrument not shown in the  list above, you may still come to the course, but we recommend to contact the organizers.

The participants will receive both private lessons on their own instrument and in ensembles. Individual lessons are offered in one instrument only. If you want to play other instruments, you may do so in ensembles.The ensembles receiving tuition will be created before the course by using the information given in the registration process. In addition, there bigger groups where everyone can take part:  The Medieval group, the Renaissance orchestra, the Baroque orchestra and the choir.

The next summer course will be 24.-30.7.2023 at Orivesi campus

In case you want to have more information on the musical details or arrangements of the course, please contact the course organizers by e-mail ( or by phone (+358 50 598 7661 / Armi Temmes).

If you have questions about accommodation and meals, contact Orivesi Kampus:

Tel. +358 45 263 7673 or +358 45 258 0848