Fri, 28.07.2023
St. John’s Church
Tickets 20/15 €

Aapo Häkkinen

(harpsichord, Finland)

Johann Sebastian Bach. The Art of Fugue BWV 1080

The Art of Fugue (Die Kunst der Fuge, BWV 1080) is a masterpiece created by Johann Sebastian Bach at the end of his life. Surrounded by legends, this is a brilliant summary of the abundant possibilities of polyphonic technique.

Aapo Häkkinen has appeared as a soloist and conductor in most European countries, in Turkey, Israel, Georgia, Japan, China, Korea, Vietnam, the USA, Brazil, and Mexico. He has recorded for the labels Aeolus, Alba, Avie, Cantus, Deux-Elles, Naxos, and Ondine. A frequent guest on both radio and television, he hosts his own program on Classic FM in Finland. Besides the harpsichord, Aapo Häkkinen regularly performs on the organ, on the clavichord, and on the fortepiano. He teaches at the Sibelius Academy and at international masterclasses. He has been the Artistic Director of the Helsinki Baroque Orchestra since 2003.