10, April 2013

Saariaho wins BBC Music Magazine Award

Celebrated composer Kaija Saariaho has achieved a place amongst the winners of the prestigious BBC Music Magazine Awards 2013. Held on April 9 at King’s Place, Saariaho was awarded best Premiere Recording for the CD which includes the works D’Om Le Vrai [ read more ... ]

26, March 2013

New release of La Passion de Simone

La Passion de Simone by Kaija Saariaho, an oratorio about the life and thoughts of Simone Weil, for soprano solo, choir, orchestra and electronics is now available for the first time on CD. Having received its world premiere in 2006, this exciting new recording [ read more ... ]

13, March 2013

Saariaho Birthday Commissions

Last October Chester Music composer Kaija Saariaho celebrated her 60th birthday. Anssi Karttunen, her great friend and long term collaborator, conceived an idea for a gift to which all her friends, supporters and colleagues could contribute. Chester Music set up a [ read more ... ]

21, February 2013

Kaija Saariaho’s “Sombre” Premiere

The world premiere of Sombre by Kaija Saariaho will take place on February 23 at the Rothko Chapel, Houston, performed by Da Camera Ensemble. The work, for bass flute, percussion, harp and double bass was written for The Serge Koussevitsky Music Foundation in the [ read more ... ]

16, January 2013

New Opera at The Royal Opera House

Following The Royal Opera’s announcement of its artistic plans for the coming years, Music Sales Classical are pleased to highlight the involvement of several of their composers – namely Philip Glass,Søren Nils Eichberg, Judith Weir and Kaija Saariaho. At the [ read more ... ]