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Ismo Eskelinen

  • Guitarist
  • Teacher


The rise of Ismo Eskelinen to become one of the leading names of the young guitar generation began when he was only 17, spurred on by many competition victories and prizes (such as the Scandinavia Guitar Competition, Gargnano, the Leo Brouwer Prize, the Guitar Foundation of America, Printemps de la Guitare). Eskelinen nowadays travels the world as a soloist and chamber musician. His extensive repertoire spans music from the 16th century to the present day and he has been equally acclaimed for his performances of Johann Sebastian Bach as for his premieres of contemporary works by Einojuhani Rautavaara, Jukka Tiensuu, Olli Mustonen and others.