August 10th at 10 a.m. in Sibelius Hall
Miikka Kallio is a pianist, an organist and a composer from Lahti. He is particularly known as the lead of his Miikka Kallio Band. The band has performed with significant Finnish artists for over 20 years now.
Kallio has performed approximately 1000 children’s concerts around Finland as the pianist of the band Tuubakimalainen and under his solo name Sikinsokinpianisti.
As a musician, his major forte is the seamless combining of different genres. He is especially known for not shying away from any genres. Another side of Kallio is his modern music compositions. He is particularly popular in St. Petersburg, where his music is annually performed by the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra.
In the children’s introduction to organ music, Kallio presents the instrument by arranging familiar tunes as fun, new versions. The concert highlights the versatility of the organ as an instrument for all kinds of musical adventures.