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Composers –> Vainio, Jennah

A chameleon of musical versatility


Jennah Vainio has studied composition at the Helsinki University and at the Sibelius Academy. She has also participated in master courses. Her pieces have been performed both home and abroad and broadcasted on the radio.


Most of Vainio’s pieces are written commissions. Orchestras and choirs that have performed her pieces include Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (USA), Hartford Symphony Orchestra (USA), Norrkoping Symphony Orchestra (Sweden), Ensemble Fusions (Canada), Nordlys Ensemble (Denmark), Zagros Ensemble, Mikkeli City Orchestra, The Finnish Radio Chamber Choir and UMO Jazz Orchestra. Her works have been published (Sulasol, Uusinta) and recorded (Pilfink Records, Alba Records).


A Sweet Escapade and Ankomst till Hades (Arrival in Hades), two pieces by Vainio, have both enjoyed success in international composition competitions.


Besides classical music Vainio is known for her passion for metal and its sub genres. A guitarist herself, Vainio’s first influences included the neoclassical metal guitarists Yngwie Malmsteen and Jason Becker.


She is also a member of the EDM trio Frauen Feuer! specializing in commercial club/dancefloor music.


As a composer, Vainio feels that it is important to be versatile stylistically.

There are only two kinds of music according to her, ”good and bad”.


Awards


  1. Tampere Vocal Music Festival composition competition, 2001: First prize with the piece Ankomst till Hades (text: Edith Södergran) for male choir

  2. Deuxième concours International de Composition Musicale, 2003, Belgium: Semifinalist work with the piece A Sweet Escapade in the category for Jazz Orchestra

  3. Pro Musica medal, for years of voluntary work in the field of music, 1992


Varia


  1. Music specialist at Finnish Composers’ Copyright Society Teosto (2005–)

  2. Society of Finnish Composers: member (2004–)

  3. Ung Nordisk Musik (Young Nordic Music): chairman, Finland (2001–05)

  4. Ears Open Society for young composers: member of the board (1997–2001)


More information: Jennah Vainio at Music Finland


Visit Music Finland web shop with pdf preview of Vainio’s scores

 

Contact:

Uusinta Publishing Company Ltd.

P.O. Box 16

FI-00271 HELSINKI

Finland

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Published works


Levels of Difficulty:

Facile
Advanced
Professional


Magma Moon

flute solo


Eldsjälen

flute, violin, viola, violoncello


Odin’s Beard

flute, oboe, clarinet, horn, bassoon


Broomstick

violin, bassoon


Litanie

organ solo




 

Photo: Saara Vuorjoki