Kreeta-Maria Kentala’s musical vision and instinct was recently acknowledged as her solo album Side by Side received two major awards: the Recording of the Year 2016 by the Finnish Broadcasting Company was followed by the Finnish recording producers’ Emma Classical Recording of the Year 2016 price.
On top of the winning releases, year 2017 also marks a celebration of Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767), a baroque master with a large and colourful orchestra production of suites, symphonies and concertos for a variety of solo instruments.
Telemann is one of Kreeta-Maria Kentala’s favourite composers. For the season 17-18 Kreeta-Maria is planning Telemann programs led by her and with preferably soloists from each orchestra’s own forces. The individually tailored programs are available for engagements now!
Kreeta-Maria Kentala is a regular visitor to orchestras as a soloist and as a concert master, also leading orchestras from the concert master’s position. Combining genres and eras, mainstream composers and less known names is the trademark of her program planning. Kreeta-Maria has launched the concept of folk-baroque, a style merging these genres elegantly together.
Kreeta-Maria Kentala has received several awards and critical acclaim of her recordings and her latest releases make no exception. On her successful solo album Side by Side (Alba) Kreeta-Maria combines J.S.Bach’s solo partitas with folk music of her native region in Ostrobothnia.
Side by Side is only just announced the winner of two of the most distinguished Finnish recording awards: The Finnish Broadcasting Company (YLE) and the Finnish Music Producer’s Association (Emma Award) both credited it with a Recording of the Year 2016price.
On Barocco Boreale’s recently released cd The Folk Seasons, Kreeta-Maria plays the solo parts of Antonio Vivaldi’s Four Seasons. Barocco Boreale brings to life Kreeta-Maria Kentala’s vision – guided by baroque principles and Italian style – of the contrasts of the Finnish climate, from winter sports to midnight sun in summer. Barocco Boreale is an ensemble by members of well-known Ostrobothnian baroque music families.
Listen to the recordings: