Sanna Ahvenjärvi

(born in1972 in Rovaniemi, Finland, resident in Haapajärvi, Finland) composer. She graduated in 2005 from the Mozarteum University with Mag. Art. "Magistra der Künste" in Composition, working with composer Adriana Hölszky. In 2002 she graduated with a Music Theory Diploma at the Oulu Conservatory, with Vesa Valkama. She has received many grants from Austria, Finland, Germany and Luxemburg. Her compositions have been performed by the Mozarteum Orchester Salzburg, Oulu Symphony, Duo Gelland, Stadler Quartett of OENM, Bodø Sinfonietta, at the Stockholm New Music, Båstad Kammarmusik, at the Uuden musiikin lokakuu, at the Start, GegenWelten and at the Komponistmöte Nordkalotten festivals. Since 2008 she has been teaching music theory and composition at the Music Institute of the River Valleys. Other teaching experience has come from the Oulu University, the Oulu Polytechnik and Oulu Conservatory. In 2004-2005 she was a composer in residence at the Lapland Music School in Rovaniemi, Finland in the national Composer in Music School project. Ahvenjärvi is a member of the Society of Finnish Composers.
Selected works: Tämänkin Hämäran 1997-1998 for Soprano and Orchestra; Strörungen 2003-2005 for Symphony Orchestra; Revontuulet 2004-2005; Miracle Overture for Symphony Orchestra 2005/2010/2011; Chamber works: Aduendando; Composition for Windquintet; Stringquartet No.1; Fingers to the Bone for Violin Duo; Three small pieces for viola trio 2009-2010; Works for solo Instruments: No Piece by Violance, 2002-2003 for viola solo.

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