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Lotta Wennäkoski is represented by Boosey & Hawkes in the UK, Eire, Germany, the USA, Mexico and the British Commonwealth (excluding South Africa). Her primary publisher is Fennica Gehrman. For further information please visit her page at the Fennica Gehrman website.

A leading Finnish composer, performed internationally * Studied composition with Hämeenniemi, Saariaho and Heininen at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, and Andriessen in the Netherlands * First emerged as a composer in the 1990s, established reputation in 2000s and music has travelled widely since the 2010s * Brilliant orchestration with rich and multi-coloured timbres and transparent scoring * Recent works often characterised by scherzo-like, fast, pulsing music * Commissions include Verdigris for Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Flounce for the BBC Symphony Orchestra at the Last Night of the Proms and Hele for Los Angeles Philharmonic and Gustavo Dudamel * Works often inspired by extra-musical themes including political and social issues * Music recorded on an orchestral disc from Ondine

Jong (2013) for juggler (optional) and chamber orchestra
Verdigris (2015) for chamber orchestra
Flounce (2017) for orchestra
Hele (2018) for ensemble

"Never before have I heard such sensual, tonally nuanced and unconstrainedly sentimental music by her. She orchestrates like an accomplished master, and despite sporadic glimpses of such figures as Saariaho, Dutilleux and Messiaen, no Finnish composer has ever sounded like this before."
Hufvudstadsbladet on Sedecim

"...a witty scherzo which managed to weave some unexpected formal twists into a span of only five minutes, and strike the right upbeat note without sinking into cliché.  Deft and surprising..."
Daily Telegraph on Flounce

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