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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: SEP 10th Helsinki, Kallio Church, 6 p.m. Gala Concert by the Association of Finnish Female Choirs.

Female Choir Louhi, cond. Anneli Julén, premieres Käen laulu (The Song of a Cuckoo).

Radio broadcast on Yle 1 and Yle Areena, Sep 16th at 7 p.m.:



Performances during the summer and fall 2022:

- JUN 1st Orivesi campus, Klemettisali, 7 p.m. Liiton Miehet, cond. Paavo Hyökki. The Cataract of Lodore.

- JUN 2nd Tampere Cathedral, 7 p.m. Liiton Miehet, cond. Paavo Hyökki. Hämärän ääniä & The Cataract of Lodore.

- AUG 14th Lahti, Ristinkirkko, 7 p.m. Kampin Laulu, cond. Saara Aittakumpu. Jumalansynnyttäjän kiitosvirsi.

- SEP 10th Helsinki, Kallio Church, 6 p.m. Female Choir Louhi, cond. Anneli Julén. Käen laulu. (First performance)

- SEP 17th Tampere, Raatihuone, 6 p.m. Tampere Cappella, cond. Markus Yli-Jokipii. Three Songs to Poems of Lauri Viita.

- SEP 22nd Helsinki, Temppeliaukio Church, 7 p.m. Kampin Laulu, cond. Saara Aittakumpu. Jumalansynnyttäjän kiitosvirsi.

- SEP 25th Helsinki, Paavalinkirkko, 4 p.m. Jan Lehtola, organ. Sola gratia. (Part of an organ seminar)

- OCT 8th Turku, Betel Church, 7 p.m. Key Ensemble & Krysostomos Choir, cond. Mikko Sidoroff. Parts from All-night Vigil.

- OCT 9th Helsinki, Uspensk Cathedral, 2 p.m. Key Ensemble & Krysostomos Choir, cond. Mikko Sidoroff. Parts from All-night Vigil.


APR 18th 2022 at 6 p.m. (15:00 UTC), All-Night Vigil performed by Key Ensemble (cond. Teemu Honkanen), Martinkirkko Church, Turku


NOV 27th 2021: Helsinki Male Choir Weekend Gala Concert

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


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

Recording on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8LH4PzVff2g – starting from 37:08


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.