Kymi Sinfonietta - The orchestra of two cities

Launched on January 1, 1999, the Kymi Sinfonietta is a unique orchestra owned by two cities. It nevertheless has long traditions, consisting of musicians from the Kotka and Kouvola City Orchestras amalgamated at the end of 1998. Keen amateurs have, furthermore, been playing orchestral music in the region for at least a hundred years.



Kymi Sinfonietta & The Artistic Advisor Olari Elts invite applications for the position of 1st VIOLIN TUTTI

Submitted by admin on Mon 9.3. klo 09:20

Our auditions have been postponed until the autumn. The new schedule will be announced in due course. Stay tuned in!

Kymi Sinfonietta is a dynamic, innovative orchestra with a repertoire so varied as to make playing in its ranks especially interesting. Its Artistic Advisor Olari Elts, inspiring guest artists, and partners both Finnish and foreign lend added zest to the orchestra’s artistic activity.


The International Uuno Klami Composition Competition's finals concert can be heard at YLE Areena

Submitted by Reetaliina Marin on Tue 18.2. klo 17:28

The IV International Uuno Klami Composition Competition (2018-2019) received a record number of entries – 283 from 38 countries. The five works chosen for the finals were performed by the Kymi Sinfonietta under conductor Olari Elts at finals concerts held in Kouvola on November 14 and Kotka on November 15, 2019. The soloists were Valentina Coladonato (soprano), Oleg Larionov (viola), Risto-Matti Marin (piano) and Heigo Rosin (marimba).



Fantastic wind instruments both ancient and new. Anything can become music in the hands of multi-instrumentalist Abraham Cupeiro. The conductor is one of the Kymi Sinfonietta’s own musicians, principal oboe Dimas Ruiz Santos. Together they have just returned from recording some of the works on this programme with one of London’s top orchestras.



Rich and colourful music of the Baroque: splendid arias by George Frideric Handel in which the soloist is Tuuli Lindberg, one of Finland’s finest Baroque singers, accompanied by a large orchestra. The orchestral music of Rameau is an enchanting mix of colour and invention.

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