On 15 November, Ambassador Päivi Luostarinen hosted the 'Four Seasons in One Day' concert to celebrate the centenary of Finland's independence. During the event Mr. Jason Kouchak (piano) and Ms. Sonja Tuomela (violin) performed six traditional Finnish songs and a world premiere 'Forest in Light' composed by Mr. Kouchak specifically for this concert.
Mr. Kouchak created the concert around the theme nature, forests and wood in particular, and its relation to the harmony of music. These traditional songs and melodies reminded the audience of how the Finnish musical culture resonates 100 years later.
The violin used in the concert was handcrafted by Mr. Leif Kronqvist of 100% Finnish wood.