Concert repertoire

PIIA KOMSI – UNCENSORED,  Coloratura soprano/cello

Maailman ainoa koloratuurisopraanosellisti
The Only Coloraturasopranocellist In The World

Program:
John Cage: Cheap imitation, Solo for voice nr. 47, ” Queen of the Night”
Jovanka Trbojevic: Sky Shopping – Homage to Brahms
Heinz-Juhani Hofmann: Kaksi muistijälkeä, Isän kuolema
Piia Komsi: Balladi Jaakko Ilkasta, premiere/kantaesitys
John Cage: Solo for voice nr. 13, About Mushrooms
W.A. Mozart: Die Zufriedenheit KV 349

Baroque and classical repertoire with orchestra

J.S. BACH:
St. John Passion,
St. Matthew Passion,
Jouluoratorio BWV248,
Oster-Oratorium BWV249
Kantate Nr. 209 “Was Schmerz sei und was Leiden”
Coffee-Cantata BWV211 “Schweigt stille, plaudert nicht”

Cantores Minores and  Sinfonia Lahti
Christmas Oratorio with the Lohja Orchestra, the Sixth Floor Baroque Orchestra, the Seinäjoki Orchestra, the Lahti Symphony,
and the Tallin Baroque Orchestra

L. BEETHOVEN:
Symphony no. 9
Oulu Symphony Orchestra, conductor Susanna Mälkki, 2005

B. BRITTEN: Les Illuminations
Central Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra, conductor Juha Kangas, 2006
Pori Sinfonietta, conductor Jan Söderblom

Leonard Bernstein: Glitter and be Gay from Candide
Joensuu Orchestra, dir. Dalia Stasevska

Donizetti: The Mad Scene of Lucia di Lammermoor
Sysmä Festival Orchestra, dir. Ari Rasilainen

A. DVORAK: Stabat Mater
Conductor Risto Joost, 2006

Gabriel Fauré:  Requiem
Lohtaja Church Music Festival, Kokkola Church, 2013, dir. Juhani Lamminmäki

G. Gershwin: Summertime
Joensuu Orchestra, dir.Dalia Stasevska, (2015)
Sibelius-Academy Cello Ensemble
Total Cello Ensemble

R. GLIERE: Concerto for coloratura soprano and orchestra

F. J. GOSSEC: Requiem, Grande Messe des Morts (1760)
Finnish Radio Orchestra, Andres Mustonen, 2010

J. HAYDN: Nelson Mass
BBC Wales, Cardiff, conductor Francois Xavier Roth, 2009

J. HAYDN: Scena di Berenice.
The Helsinki Baroque Orchestra, conductor Aapo Häkkinen
Sibelius Academy Orchestra of  Conductor’s class, conductors Andrus Kaljuste, Lauri Ahokas
Turun Soitannollinen Seura, conductor Eva Ollikainen, 2009
Pori Sinfonietta, conductor Jukka Iisakkila, 2011
Jyväskylä Sinfonia, Patrick Gallois, 2012

J. HAYDN: Ragion nell’alma siede from Opera Il Mondo della Luna
The Helsinki Baroque Orchestra, conductor Aapo Häkkinen, 2009

G.F. HÄNDEL:
Messiah-oratorio – Lappeenranta Orchestra, conductor Tuomas Hannikainen
Salomon-oratorio – St. Petersburg baroque players, Kymi Sinfonietta, ERSO Tallinn, conductor Andreas Mustonen
Israel in Egypt-oratorio – Turku Dome Choir
Ode for Saint Cecilia’s Day – Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Hannu Lintu
Neun deutsche Arien: Meine Seele hört im Sehen HWV207
Aaria “Lascia ch’io pianga” oopperasta Rinaldo, Keski-Pohjanmaan Kamariorkesteri, johtaja Kreeta-Maria Kentala, 2016
Aaria “Scoglio d’immota fronte” oopperasta Rinaldo, Keski-Pohjanmaan Kamariorkesteri, johtaja Kreeta-Maria Kentala, 2016

Pekka Kostiainen:
Pääsiäisoratorio, Triduum Paschale

D. MOORE: Baby Doe’s aria Always through the changing
Joensuu Orchestra, dir. Dalia Stasevska

W.A. MOZART:
Mass in C – Lohja Orchestra and Cantores Minores, conductor Hannu Norjanen
Requiem – Lohja Orchestra and Cantores Minores, conductor Hannu Norjanen
der Messias – Lappeenranta Orchestra, conductor Tuomas Hannikainen

W.A. MOZART:
Ergo interest, an quis – Quaere superna KV143
Sysmä Festival Orchestra, dir. Ari Rasilainen, 2014
The Helsinki Baroque Orchestra, conductor Aapo Häkkinen, 2009

C. ORFF: Carmina Burana, Kaartin Soittokunta, conductor Elias Seppälä

Pergolesi: Stabat Mater
St.Michel Strings, 2014
Zagros-string quartett, 2014

J. RAMEAU:
L’Indes Galantes, Festival Lumieres, Suomenlinna, 2005
Venuksen kohtaus oopperasta Dardanus, Barokin Lumo ja Hurmio 2016, Keski-Pohjanmaan Kamariorkesteri, joht. Kreeta-Maria Kentala
Chloen aaria “Tendre Amour” oopperasta Anacréon, Barokin Lumo ja Hurmio 2016, Keski-Pohjanmaan Kamariorkesteri,
joht. Kreeta-Maria Kentala
Aaria “La Folie” oopperasta Platée, Barokin Lumo ja Hurmio 2016, Keski-Pohjanmaan Kamariorkesteri, joht. Kreeta-Maria Kentala

J.G. Rheinberger: Der Stern von Betlehem

J. ROUSSEAU: Le Devin de Village
Festival Lumieres, Suomenlinna, 2005

SCHUBERT:
Salve Regina F-major D223
Helsinki Barock Orchestra, Aapo Häkkinen, 2009

J. STRAUSS: Frühlingsstimme
Joensuu Orchestra, dir. Dalia Stasevska 2014
With FRSO, conductor Sakari Oramo, 2002
Kokkola Orchestra, conductor Ralf Kircher, 2002

J. STRAUSS
: Mein Herr Marquis, Adele’s aria from Die Fledermaus
The Finnish Radio Orchestra RSO, dir Ralf Kircher
Joensuu Orchestra, dir. Dalia Stasevska

I. STRAVINSKY: Aria “No word from Tom”, from the opera Rakes Progress
Orchestra of Sibelius-Academy conductor’s class (2014), dir. Jutta Seppinen
Joensuu City Orchestra, cond. Atso Almila, 2013 Joensuu and Helsinki Music Center

A. THOMAS: Philine’s aria Je suis Titania, from the opera Mignon
Joensuu Orchestra, dir. Atso Almila, Dalia Stasevska
Sibelius-Academy conductor’s class orchestra, dir. Lauri Ahokas

G. Verdi: Gilda’s aria Caro Nome form Rigoletto
Sysmä Festival Orchestra, dir. Ari Rasilainen

VILLA-LOBOS: Bachianas Brasileiras nr.5
Théâtre de la Ville, Concert Homage to Janos Strarker, (2013)
concert in Mariinsky Concert Hall (January 2015)
Naantali Music Festival, 2012
Hämeenlinna Verkatehdas, 2011
Siba Fest (with prof Arto Noras, Piia’s cello teacher!), January 2010
Imatra Konserttihovi
Sibelius-Academy
Yläne Church, October 2010

Further Contemporary Repertoire With Orchestra

TINOCO:
Search Songs
Porto Nacional Symphony Casa da Musica – conductor Martin Andrè, May 2010

SAARIAHO:
Leino-songs
Porto Nacional Symphony, May 2010

LUTOSLAWSKI: Chantefleurs et Chantefables
Jyväskylä Sinfonia, dir. Patrick Gallois, 2012
Pori Sinfonietta, 2011

CASTIGLIONI:
Cantus Planus
Porto Casa da Musica – Remix ensemble, conductor Pomarico, March 2011

A. WEBERN: Cantata op 29
Finnish Radio Symphony & Olar Elts, 2008

L. BERIO: Labyrinthus 2
Avanti!, Helsinki, conductor E-P Salonen, 2003

Qigang Chen: Iris dévoilée
London Proms Festival, 27th July, 2015
BBC National Orchestra of Wales

U. CHIN: Akrostichon Wortspiel
Stavanger Symphony orch. (2015)
NDR Hamburg, Ensemble Intercontemporain, Remix, Stockholm Kammarensemble, Nieuw Ensemble

G. GRISEY: Quatre Chansons pour Franchir le Seuil
Porvoo Summer Festival, conductor Susanna Mälkki, 2006

P. EÖTVÖS: Harakiri
Viitasaari Time of Music Festival, 2003

L. LIM: Woodoo Child
With Avanti!, 2003

O. KNUSSEN: Hums and Songs of Winnie the Pooh
With Ensemble Intercontemporain

E-P. SALONEN Wing on Wing
Mittel Deutscher Rundfunk MDR, dir. Santtu-Matias Rouvali (2015)

A. SCHÖNBERG: Die Jakobsleiter, Seele
With Finnish Radio Orchestra, conductor Sakari Oramo, 2009

J.M. STAUD: Lied der Berenice
With Avanti!, 2003

I. STRAVINSKY:
: Anne Truelove’s aria No Word from Tom
Orchestra of Sibelius-Academy conductor’s class (2014), dir. Jutta Seppinen
Joensuu  Orchestra, conducted by Atso Almila, 2013, Music Center Helsinki

World Premieres WITH ORCHESTRA

UNSUK CHIN: Cantatrix Sopranica for 2 sopranos and orchestra
London Sinfonietta, conductor G. Benjamin, London 2005
L’Ensemble Intercontemporain
Köln Musik Fabrik
Tapiola Sinfonietta

UNSUK CHIN: Kâla
Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, conductor P. Eötvös, Gothenburg 2001
London BBC Symphony Orchestra
Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
Seoul Symphony

Vinko GLOBOKAR: Exil 3 for soprano, choir, orchestra and solo instruments
Bayerischer Rundfunk, dir. Peter Eötvös (20.2.2015, Munich, Herkulessaal)

LIZA LIM: Mother Tongue
L’Ensemble Intercontemporain, Paris, conductor J. Nott, Paris 2005
Elision-Ensemble, Brisbane, Sydney and Huddersfield New Music Festival

Jyrki LINJAMA: Finnish Stabat Mater
Lohtaja Church Music Festival. Dir. Juhani Lamminmäki (2013)

Fabián PANISELLO: Le Malentendu
Opera
Libretto: Juan Lucas based on Le Malentendu by Albert Camus
Conductor Walter Kobera
Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires, April 7th, 2016.

R. RIEHM: Die schrecklich-gevaltigen Kinder
Ensemble Moderne, Frankfurt 2003

ESA-PEKKA SALONEN:
Wing on Wing for 2 sopranos and orchestra
Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Finlandia House, Helsinki Festival, conductor E-P Salonen, 2004
Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
Gulbenkian Orchestra
Philarmonie du Radio France
Stockholm Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Nordic Symphony Orchestra

Luca VAGO. Suite de los Espejos, 2014
Kymi-Sinfonietta, dir. Jasuo Shinozaki,  this piece won the 1st prize of the International Uuno Klami-competition

Christmas Songs With Orchestra

A. ADAM: O, helga natt
BACH-GOUNOD: Ave Maria
C. FRANCK: Panis Angelicus
O. KOTILAINEN: Varpunen jouluaamuna
H. KASKI: Mökit nukkuu lumiset
E. MELARTIN: Yön keskellä tähtönen loisti
W.A. MOZART: Landante Dominum

Svensk folkmelodi: Hur skall jag kunna fatta?
Schlesian folkmelody: Härlig är jorden

Chamber Music

BAROQUE:

Francesco Cavalli: Piangete occhi dolenti
Concert at Wäinö Aaltonen Museum, (2013)

F. Couperin: Leçons de Ténèbre

Alessandro Grandi: O quam tu pulchra es
Concert at Wäinö Aaltonen museum 2013

Giovanni Felice Sances
:  Accenti Querali
Wäinö Aaltonen Museum (2013)

CLASSICAL:

Franz Schubert: Der Hirt auf dem Felsen D965
Sysmä Festival (2014)
Kanneltalo Kamari21-concert (2015)

Franz Schubert: An dem Strom, D943
Sysmä Festival (2014)

Bernhard Henrik Crusell: Aria  Från Gangens rika stränder with clarinet solo from the opera The little slave
Kamari21 concerts (2015)

CONTEMPORARY:

Kim Borg: Ophelia Songs for soprano, flute, viola
Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival (2014)

S. GUBAIDULINA: Octett, Hommage á T.S.Eliot
Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival, 2010

Heinz-Juhani Hofmann: Pirstaleita for soprano and violin (lyrics Jouni Pyysalo)
Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival, 2012
Klasariklubi
Finnish Radio YLE

Osmo Honkanen: Joulu:1.Gloria for organ and soprano
Ave Regina caelorum
Kirkko Soikoon! Festival, Helsinki 2014

Zoltán Jeney: 12 Songs for soprano, violin and piano

Kamarikesä festivaali, 2013
Budapest, (2013), Hungarian Radio

A. RASKATOV: Gebet for soprano and string quartet
Viitasaari Time of Music Festival (2003)
Turku Music Festival (2009)
Espoo Church Music Festival (2010)
Kaustinen Chamber music Festival (2011)
Sellosali Espoo  (2007)

Kaija Saariaho: Il Pleut  for soprano and piano/harp
Wäinö Aaltonen Museum (2013)
New music Festival Oslo(2001)

Arnold Schönberg: Jousikvartetto nr 2, op 10 (1908)

Tapio Tuomela: Lauluparit 2 for soprano and piano
Lauluparit 4
Wäinö Aaltonen Museum, 2013

Karl Weigl: Stelldichein for soprano and string sextett

Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival, 2012

YANOV-YANOVSKY: Lacrimosa for string quartet and soprano
Zagros Ensemble, Viitasaari Time Of Music Festival, 2003
Turku Music Festival (2009)
Espoo Church Music Festival (2010)
Kaustinen Chamber music Festival (2011)
Sellosali Espoo  (2007)

I. YUN: Epiloque for soprano, female chorus and five instruments
Soeul Chamber Chorus and Soeul Symphony, Tongyeyong Music Festival, 2005

 

World Premieres CHAMBER MUSIC

PÉTER EÖTVÖS: The Sirens Cycle, with The Calder Quartet
Wigmore Hall London, October 1st 2016

HEINZ-JUHANI HOFMANN:
Paina vasten sydäntä, duo for 2 sopranos
Piia and Anu Komsi, Tampere Biennale, 2010

HEINZ-JUHANI HOFMANN: Kaksi muistijälkeä, 2 Memorymarks: Kun mies lyö toista (When a man beats another), Isän kuolema (Death of Father), for coloratura sopranocellist
Camerata-hall, Helsinki, February 6th 2012

MAUNO JÄRVELÄ: Joka aamu on armo uus, for soprano and string quartett
Kaustinen Chamber Music Festival, January 28th 2011

T.TUOMELA: Gloria, first church texts in old Finnish, for soprano and string quartett
E.RAUTAVAARA: Eingang, text by Rainer Maria Rilke, for soprano and string quartett
A.PUURTINEN: Pray, based on a prayer of St Francis, for soprano and string quartett
H-J.HOFMANN: Hysteria and the Prayer, based on an orthodox funeral, for soprano and string quartett
Turku Music Festival (2009)
Espoo Church Music Festival (2010)
Kaustinen Chamber music Festival (2011)
Sellosali Espoo (2007)

Anna-Leena LAURIN: The Second Coming (text by William Butler Yeats), for sopranocellist, SOLO
Nordic Song Festival 2015, Hudiksvall, July 3rd, 2015.

P.H. NORDGREN:
Nacht der Nächte

Kaustinen Chamber Music Festival, 2001

Davide Pitis: Vilu mulle virttä virkkoi for soprano, flute, clarinet, viola, cello, piano
Kuhmo Chamber music festival (2014)

AIJA PUURTINEN: Aurinko Isäni (Sun Father) (4 cellos and soprano)
Sibelius-Academy, Helsinki 2003

AIJA PUURTINEN: Kuka on hän (text by Eino Leino) duo for 2 sopranos
Tampere Biennale, 2010

KRISTIAN RUSILA: Riippumatto(muus) (lyrics Jusa Peltoniemi)
Lied-concert Kirpilä, 2001

KAIJA SAARIAHO: From the Grammar of Dreams
Helsinki Musica Nova Festival, London 2001
Paris Festival Automne
Huddersfield Festival, Oslo
Turku Music Festival
Oulunsalo Soi!
Tampere Biennale

MASI TIITTA: Two Songs for soprano and piano
Commissioned by Finnish Academy of Song, Helsinki 2004
Tampere Biennale, 2010

JOVANKA TRBJEVIC: What is left of Us
Musica Nova Festival, 2000

Jovanka Trbojevic: Sky Shopping – Homage to Brahms for coloraturasopranocellist
G-18-hall, “Tulkinnanvaraista”-series, Helsinki, October 2012

Tapio Tuomela: Memoranda 1-3  for soprano and piano
Kun metropolit rakennettiin  to a text by Kuutti Lavonen

Tapio Tuomela: Yoik & Fishing Scene, for soprano and string quartet
with Borea Quartet
Hetta Music Festival 2017

HARRI VUORI: Puhu minulle, Unesta, soprano, oboe, bass clarinet, horn
Camerata-hall, Helsinki, Klang series, November 8th 2011

TERO VÄÄNÄNEN: Näin unta kesästä kerran (text by Eino Leino) for 2 sopranos
Finnish Music Lied Academy, 2005
Tampere Biennale, Oulunsalo Soi! Festival, 2010
Klasariklubi, January 2011

LOTTA WENNÄKOSKI: Procris, Three songs for high soprano and viola
Da Gamba, Viitasaari Time Of Music Festival, 2003

 

Lied-repertoire

C. DEBUSSY:
Pantomime
Pierrot
Clair de lune
Chanson Espagnole

D. MILHAUD:
Quattre chansons de Ronsard

F. SCHUBERT:
Der Hirt auf dem Felsen
Auf dem Strom
Klärchen
Delphine
An die Sonne
Sehnsucht

R. SHUMANN:
Lieder

R. STRAUSS:
Lieder

A. ROUSSELL:
Deux poèmes de Ronsard

A. WEBERN:
Ideale Landschaft (Dehmel)
Nachtgebet der Braut (Dehmel)
Bild der Liebe (Greif)

A. Schönberg:
Deinem Blick mich zu bequemen (Goethe)

Alexander von Zemlinksky:
Ahnung Beatricens (Werfel)

Lauri Kilpiö:
Strömmande vår, fläktande sommar

  1. Rosen (Södergran)
  2. Korkeat illat, kevyet kengät (Venho)
  3. Det är så egendomligt (Forsström)

Hugo Wolf:
Die Geister am Mummelsee (Mörike)

Sergei Rahmaninov:
Molitva (Romanov)
Vse hotset pet (Sologub)

Nikolai Medtner:
Molitva, op. 61 no. 5 (Lermontov)

Sergei Rahmaninov:

  1. Notschju v sadu u minja (Blok)
  2. K nei (Belyi)
  3. Margaritki (Severjanin)
  4. Krysolov (Brjusov)
  5. Son (Sologub)
  6. Au! (Balmont)

Rahmaninov: Vocalise

Jean SIBELIUS:
1. Våren flyktar hastigt, Opus 13 nr 4
2. Kaiutar, Opus 72 nr 4 (Larin Kyösti)

Lili Boulanger: Clairières dans le Ciel

Contemporary Art Songs

J. CAGE:
Nr 13 from the Song Book
Nr 47 from the Song Book (imitation of the Queen of the Night)
Nr 74 form the Song Book
Flower

R. GOTHONI:
4 Lieder in Mahler style

Zoltán Jeney
:
Songs of Innocence and Experience to poems by William Blake for solo voice, Budapest (2013)
Acht Lieder nach den Gedichten von Dezs? Tandori

G. KURTAG:
3 songs from a Cemetary in East Hungary
Requiem