The concert of the Finnish pianist Olli Mustonen at “Ohrid Summer” festival, which was scheduled for the evening of 20:00, is postponed for 9 pm, informs the festival direction.
The piano virtuoso Mustonen will perform in the church “St. Sophia” within the traditional European Union evening.
He is a great artist who starts to learn piano at the age of 5, and his teacher was the eminent pianist Ralph Gotoni. He is known worldwide for his top interpretations of the piano, while in his native Finland, he is widely regarded as a composer. Mustonen is also engaged as a conductor of the Helsinki Festival Orchestra who founded it himself. In addition, he is lead by the orchestra Tapiola Symphony and is the artistic director of the Musical Festival in the city of Turku.
In 1991 he signed an exclusive contract with the publishing house Deca for which he recorded a CD with Preludes from Shostakovich and Alkan, a publication that was awarded by the Gramofon magazine for Best Instrumental Performance. Many of the recorded materials of Mustonen are issued by the Finnish company Ondin. As an instrumentalist he is particularly active at the concert podiums in Europe and Australia, and the composer Rodion Shchedrin dedicates to the Concerto for Piano and Orchestra no. 5.