Olli Mustonen's Tuuri Symphony with Petteri Salomaa as soloist succesfully performed in Meiningen, Germany
Olli Mustonen's Tuuri Symphony had its premiere in Germany October 2nd 2013 at the Meininger Theater. Mustonen conducted the Meininger Hofkapelle with Petteri Salomaa as soloist. The performance and the work were both very favourably by the public and by the press.
Salomaa's pupils successful at National Singing Competition in Lappeenranta
Petteri Salomaa's pupils were successful at the National Lappeenranta Singing Competition in Finland in January 2013. Tenor Jere Martikainen won the 2nd prize and bass Tapani Plathan the 3rd prize in mens series at this prestigious singing competition, which previous prize winners include such well known names as Martti Talvela, Jorma Hynninen, Matti Salminen, Karita Mattila and Soile Isokoski.
Petteri Salomaa as conductor-soloist with Pori Sinfonietta
Petteri Salomaa makes his debut as the conductor for a whole symphony concert with Pori Sinfonietta in December 14th 2012. The program will include D. Cimarosas buffa-intermezzo Il Maestro di cappella, traditional Christmas music and scenes from Humperdincks opera Hänsel und Gretel. Other performers in this popular Christmas concert are the Cygnaeus School Synkooppi Choir and vocal students from Pori Palmgren Conservatory
Japanese debut for Petteri Salomaa
Petteri Salomaa makes his debut in Japan in September 2009. He will perform R. Schumann's song cycle Dichterliebe on 1 September at the Musashino Civic Cultural Hal. On 5 and 6 September he is the baritone soloist in The Tempest by Jean Sibelius with Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Naoto Otomo.
Petteri Salomaa will continue as visiting professor in Stockholm
The Royal College of Music in Stockholm has invited Petteri Salomaa to continue as visiting professor at the institute. The happily started cooperation with young talented song students in Stockholm is planned to continue until 2013.
The Return of Ulysse a great success in Stockholm
The new production of Monteverdis opera The Return of Ulysses (Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria) at The Drottningholm Court Theatre in Stockholm, Sweden is a great success both with the public and in the press. The soloists, among them Petteri Salomaa in the title role, as well the orchestra, conductor Mark Tatlow and director Johanna Garpe get a lot of enthusiastic praise.
Dagens Nyheter Newspaper, July 28 2008: “The baroque opera ’The Return of Ulysse’ at The Drottningholm Court Theatre is an impressive solid performance – with fabulous singersr, inspired orchestral playing and great humour.” (Sara Nordling)
Swedish Radio P1 Culture News, July 28 2008: “Hallenberg and Salomaa are really, really good.”
Composer Rodion Shchedrin invites Petteri Salomaa to perform his song cycle at Festival in Armenia
The internationally renowned Russian composer Rodion Shchedrin has invited Petteri Salomaa to perform his song cycle “My age, my wild beast” to Osip Mandelstam’s poems together with pianist Olli Mustonen at Perspectives XXI International Music Festival in Yerevan, Armenia in June 13, 2008. Mr Schchedrin invited Mr Salomaa to participate Rodion Shchedrin Days, a one week serie of concerts with his music inside the Festival, after having heard Salomaa together with Olli Mustonen in the first performance of the baritone version of the song cycle in Hämeenlinna, Finland in early May 2008.
Baritone Petteri Salomaa visiting professor at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm
Petteri Salomaa has been invited to the Royal Academy of Music in Stockholm (Kungliga Musikhögskolan) as a visiting vocal professor for the academic year 2008 – 2009.
In Sweden, Salomaa’s successful international career has been recognised through his performances at Drottningholms Slottsteater and his work as a soloist in productions conducted by the legendary Swedish choir leader Eric Ericson
Prior to Salomaa’s invitation to Stockholm, he undertook a successful teaching trip to the Royal Academy of Music.