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The dialogue between violin, voice and bowed lyre and the seamless collaboration between the three – with this instrumentation Päivi Hirvonen creates music that is filled with stories and strong emotions. The inspiration for her distinctive compositions comes from a Finnish tradition, and in her music one can hear the different aspects of what life has to offer us. Päivi’s strong voice, skillful fiddling and charismatic performing are brought together in her music in a unique way

 

Päivi Hirvonen is a Helsinki based musician and composer – violin, voice and bowed lyre as her instruments. She is a master of tradition while also creating new traditions, and in her music and artistry both sensitivity and strength meet. She has graduated as a Master of Music from Sibelius Academy in 2011 and is currently a doctoral student at the Academy researching solo performance and storytelling. During her career as professional musician she has played varying genres from folk and popular music to classical and performed both solo and with different ensembles and bands touring in Finland and abroad (for instance Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Spain, Germany, Belgium, Taiwan, Malaysia and Japan). Päivi’s debut solo album “Alku – The Beginning” was released on January 2018 by the German record label Nordic Notes. Besides her solo project, other important and active bands at the moment are Okra Playground and LempiLempi duo.

 

Päivi has worked as teacher for over 15 years. She is known as inspiring and encouraging pedagogue who teaches folk music, violin and voice for students of all ages and levels. She has taught at many workshops and summer programs all over Finland and at the moment acts as teacher in Turku Conservatory.

SUOMEKSI

 

Viulun, jouhikon ja laulun vuoropuhelu sekä näiden saumaton yhteistyö – tällä instrumentaatiolla Päivi Hirvonen luo musiikkia, joka on tulvillaan tarinoita ja voimakkaita tunteita. Hänen omaleimaiset sävellyksensä kumpuavat suomalaisesta traditiosta, joissa kaikuvat ikiaikaiset tarinat ja sävelmät tuotuina tähän päivään. Päivin vahva ääni, taitava viulismi ja karismaattinen esiintyminen yhdistyvät hänen musiikissaan ainutlaatuisella tavalla.

 

Päivi Hirvonen on Helsingissä vaikuttava perinnetietoinen ja uutta luova muusikko ja säveltäjä. Hän on valmistunut musiikin maisteriksi Sibelius-Akatemiasta ja tekee tällä hetkellä soolosoittoa, tarinankerrontaa ja viululaulua käsittelevää taiteellista tohtorintutkintoaan. Päivin ensimmäinen sooloalbumi julkaistiin tammikuussa 2018 saksalaisen Nordic Notes –levy-yhtiön toimesta. Sooloprojektinsa lisäksi hänen aktiivisimmat yhtyeensä ovat Okra Playground ja duo LempiLempi.