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Lauri Mäntysaari

Composer, arranger, journalist, critic.

Information and news about one of the most interesting voices of his generation of Finnish composers.



Coming up: NOV 27th 2021: Helsinki Male Choir Weekend Gala Concert

First performance of The Cataract of Lodore, by Liiton Miehet, cond. Paavo Hyökki

The concert will be broadcast on Yle Radio 1 on Friday, DEC 3rd at 7:03 pm.

and at Yle Areena: https://areena.yle.fi/audio/1-50968769

(The Cataract of Lodore starting from 1:41:40)

CANCELLED: DEC 4th 2021: extracts from All-Night Vigil in Krysostomos Chamber Choir's Christmas concert in Oulu

JUNE 2021: Élégie performed by Mikko Luoma in a free stream concert, starting at 25:55


MAY 27th 2021:

Three Pieces for Violin & Piano, performed by Aino Szalai & Mariola Aniolek in a stream concert, starting at 45:55


FEB 18th 2021, 6 p.m. (4 p.m. UTC)

What Ever Works Festival: Live concert streamed from Manila, Turku:

Élégie, first performance of the revised version.

Performed by Mikko Luoma, accordion

NOV 25th 2020, 7 p.m.:

First performance of Élégie at the Sibelius Museum, Turku:

Mikko Luoma, accordion



(photo: Hannu Salo)


1st FEB 2019

Honored to be part of the Arctic Paradise Contemporary showcase, arranged by Music Finland. In a special event for international guests, Elisa Järvi will give the first performance of my etyde Great Migration for the newly-invented quarter-tone piano. Looking forward to arranging a first public performance soon!

15th OCT 2017

LET THE PEOPLES SING Choir Competition:


The Finnish female vocal ensemble Slavonic Tractor performed my work Himot ("Lusts") as part of their competition programme.

4th NOV 2017 at 6 p.m.

All-Night Vigil, first performance of the second part (Matins), by the Krysostomos Chamber Choir (cond. Mikko Sidoroff) at Uspensk Cathedral, Helsinki.


8th APR 2015: A new recording is out! Cast into the Sea by Key Ensemble is on sale at the choir's website: http://www.keyensemble.fi. New works by Mäntysaari, Tuomela, Långbacka and Honkanen with old ones by Kuula, Mäntyjärvi and Kortekangas.