Kalle Oittinen

saxophonist

News

Austrian top-saxophonist Michael Krenn and pianist Eugenia Radoslava will give a recital on Tuesday 25.9. at 19 o'clock in the Pyynikki Hall of the Tampere Conservatory. During their visit Michael will also give a masterclass to the students of the Tampere Music Academy 24.-25.9.

I was chosen as the lecturer of saxophone in Tampere Conservatory! Job includes teaching in the music institute, secondary level and also in Tampere University of Applied Sciences (TAMK). I'm eagerly waiting to start working with the students and colleagues on a long-term basis.

The Finnish saxophone association has awarded me the Josef Kaartinen -prize and stipend as a credit of the work done for the benefit of saxophone playing. The prize was awarded on 6th of May 2018 in the spring concert of the Finnish saxophone association in Malmitalo, Helsinki. I would like to thank the association, this acknowledgement will give me even more motivation to work in the future.

My concert was selected as a part of the Young artists of the summer 2018 concert series! Series will be held next june and august in Helsinki Music Center. Applications were open for all recently graduated Masters of Music from Sibelius-Academy who had done the final exam with the highest grades. More precise schedule and program (which I am very exited about!) will be found later in the calendar section of my website. More info about this and the other concerts of the series will be found later in Helsinki Music Center's website and 'Taideyliopiston Sibelius-Akatemian tapahtumat' (events of Sibelius-Academy) facebook page.

I will teach in Kälviä Music Camp next summer 8.-17. of June. Great to be a part of the camp with such a great reputation and wonderful colleagues! During the 11 days you'll get valuable experiences and tools for practicing. The camp is suitable both for those who play as a hobby and those who aim to a profession. Enrollment begins on 1st of February and ends on 12th of April. More info at musiikkileiri.fi

Welcome to my new website! Here you can find information about me and my upcoming concerts and other events. You can hear my playing straight away from the videos you can find in the Multimedia-section. Looking forward to see you also in concerts! =)

CV

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Kalle Oittinen (b.1988) is a classical saxophonist and saxophone teacher who gets motivation to his work as an artist and teacher from the ongoing process of learning and from sharing the feelings and emotions of musical experiences with other musicians, students and audience.

Oittinen, who was born in Savo, grew up in Helsinki and is currently living in Tampere, has graduated as a Master of Music from Sibelius-Academy where he was teached by Pekka Savijoki and Joonatan Rautiola. He has also attended many masterclasses in Finland and abroad with the top saxophonists of the world such as Claude Delangle, Vincent David and Arno Bornkamp.

Despite the young age, Oittinen is already an experienced pedagogue and works currently as a lecturer of saxophone in Tampere Conservatory and teaches saxophone also in Tampere University of Applied Sciences and Sibelius-Academy. He has also been a saxophone player in The Guards Band and is regularly working with finnish symphony orchestras and military bands. As a chamber musician Oittinen is a member of the Aava Saxophone Quartet among other groups and projects. Oittinen is a versatile and open-minded musician whose projects vary from traditional classical saxophone groups all the way to funk-band and music theatre. Oittinen has performed in the Young artists of the summer -series, Soiva-Akatemia -series, Sibafest, Turku Music Festival, Musica Nova and Flow-festival among other events.

As a soloist Oittinen has performed with the Sibelius-Academy Symphony Orchestra and Slovene Philharmonic Orchestra and won the 2nd prize in the 8th International Saxophone Competition in Nova Gorica, Slovenia.

In 2018 Oittinen was awarded the Josef Kaartinen -prize and a stipend by the Finnish saxophone association as an credit of the work done for the benefit of saxophone playing.

Multimedia

Photos

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Videos

Calendar

2019

feb

4

Musica Nova concert with Aava Saxophone Quartet in Temppeliaukion kirkko (Rock church) at 18.00. Program includes the premiere of Wings for saxophone quartet and male choir by Paavo Korpijaakko and Quattro capricci for saxophone quartet by Kirmo Lintinen. The whole program and more info can be found from the link below.

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feb

14

Concert in Pyynikki Hall (F.E. Sillanpäänkatu 9, Tampere) at 19.00 with pianist Tuomas Turriago. Program includes for example Sonata in E-flat, op. 120 by Johannes Brahms and Tuomas Turriagos new saxophone sonata Gravity groove. More info coming soon.

apr

29

Erasmus-masterclass for Michael Krenns saxophone class in Musik und Kunst Privatuniversität Vienna on 29.4.-30.4.

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apr

30

Concert in Musik und Kunst Privatuniversität Vienna as a part of the Erasmus-masterclass.

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2018

oct

1

Private gig with Saxophone Quartet Aava.

sept

25

Concert in the Pyynikki Hall of the Tampere Conservatory at 19.00. Michael Krenn, saxophone, Eugenia Radoslava, piano, Kalle Oittinen, saxophone.

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sept

5

Performance in the opening ceremony of the University of Arts. Program: Wanamaker - Duo sonata for clarinet and saxophone and Jacob TV - The garden of love.

aug

24

Performances of the Saint Birgitta -opera in Naantali church at 17.00 and 20.30. Opera was composed as a part of the 575th anniversary of the city of Naantali. Music: Jani Sivén, Libretto: Mirva Koivukangas, Conductor: Jani Sivén, Director: Ville Saukkonen, Soloists: Riikka Hakoka, Gabriel Suovanen, Reetta Haavisto, Satu-Kristina Vesa and Anni Niemelä. Choir: Chamberchoir Audite. Tickets can be bought from the link below.

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aug

23

Performance of the Saint Birgitta -opera in Naantali church at 20.30. Opera was composed as a part of the 575th anniversary of the city of Naantali. Music: Jani Sivén, Libretto: Mirva Koivukangas, Conductor: Jani Sivén, Director: Ville Saukkonen, Soloists: Riikka Hakoka, Gabriel Suovanen, Reetta Haavisto, Satu-Kristina Vesa and Anni Niemelä. Choir: Chamberchoir Audite. Tickets can be bought from the link below.

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aug

16

A concert in the Young artists of the summer -series in Helsinki music center, Camerata hall, at 19.00. Chameleon - Duo sonatas for saxophone The saxophone was created by instrument maker Adolphe Sax in the 1840s. His aim was to establish a balancing element between the woodwind and brass sections in a wind orchestra. As a result, the saxophone has a chameleon-like versatility that has inspired composers to explore its potential in an astonishing variety of contexts. Saxophone player Kalle Oittinen creates four distinct soundscapes with four other instruments in a balanced programme of contemporary works. Kalle Oittinen, saxophone Lukas Stasevskij, cello Petteri Kippo, percussion Giuseppe Gentile, clarinet Marko Hilpo, piano Denisov, Rojko, Wanamaker, Albright Link to the event's Facebook-page: https://www.facebook.com/events/415835948827525/?ti=cl Tickets can be bought from the link below.

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aug

10

Tampere Philharmonys outdoor-concert in Sorsapuisto, Tampere at 19.00. Program includes Symphonic dances from West Side Story by Leonard Bernstein.

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jun

8

I will teach in Kälviä Music Camp next summer. Great to be a part of the camp with such a great reputation and wonderful colleagues! During the 11 days youll get valuable experiences and tools for practicing. The camp is suitable both for those who play as a hobby and those who aim to a profession. Enrollment begins on 1st of February in 2018. More info from the link below.

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may

25

Private gig in the Helsinki music center with the Saxophone trio Ava.

may

18

Recording the program of the previous days concert with Tampere Philharmony 18.-19.5.

may

17

Tampere Philharmonys concert in Tampere-talo at 19.00. Program includes Symphonic Dances from West Side Story by Leonard Bernstein.

apr

6

Concert with Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra in Tampere-talo at 19.00. Playing among three other saxophonists in Richard Strauss: Sinfonia Domestica.

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mar

6

I will play with pianist Juho Keränen the classical half in the traditional spring concert of the Finnish saxophone association in Malmitalo. Program: Fernande Decruck - Sonata in c#, Nina Senk - Impetus and Pierre Sancan - Lamento et Rondo. Derek Brown (aka. Beatbox-sax) will play the second half. Concert starts at 19 o'clock. You can buy tickets from the link below.

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2017

dec

11

A monthly club of classical music in restaurant Tenho Restobar in Helsinki at 20.00. Evening is started by string quartet Neue Quartet and my part will include Marc Eychennes trio for violin, saxophone and piano and Jacob TV's ''The garden of love'' for soprano saxophone, soundtracks and video among other pieces. Theme for my part is classical music influenced by rythm music. Below is a link to the facebook -event page.

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dec

6

Independence day reception in presidential castle. Playing ceremonial and dance music with the Guards band. Event can be wathced from Yle TV2 -channel.

oct

1

Performing with The Saxtronauts -quartet at Narinkkatori in a festival organized by scolarship institutions.

sept

24

Chamber music concert of Tampere Philharmonia at the small hall of Tampere-house 3 pm. Program including a new piece "Kalevala" for kantele, flute, clarinet, tenor saxophone and string quartet by Henri Sokka.

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sept

9

Performing with the Sibelius-Academy saxophone ensemble, Saxiba.

sept

5

Fourth concert of the Töölö-series of the Guards Band at the Temple Church.

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Contact

Email:
kalle @ kalleoittinen.com