Helsinki — St.Petersburg
Original music for original people
International Close Encounters Helsinki – St. Petersburg festival offers a multicultural venue for ambitious young musicians and their fresh ideas – bringing together musical genres and nations. The festival takes place simultaneously at prominent venues in Helsinki and St. Petersburg with participants from Kenya, The United States, France, Norway, Latvia, Estonia, Russia and Finland.
18.11.2013 Close Encounters Hki-SPB is coming up in February! Follow our website and Facebook, we will announce this year’s artists in December.
15.2.2013 Thursday’s beautiful gig photos are available in our blog, check it out!
9.2.2013 We will publish interviews and videos of this year’s artists already before the festival. The festival blog proudly presents: Satin Circus!
14.1.2013 Our festival blog is this year in English!
SUPPORTERS City of Helsinki Cultural Office
PARTNERS Eastway Pro, ImageMatch, Sokos Hotel Olympia Garden, Kanneltalo, Vuotalo, The Finnish
Institute in St. Petersburg, Helsinki Centre in St. Petersburg, Rajaton Jazz Festival, Fontanka FM, Bassoradio, Art and Bubbles, Music Design SPB, Solo Tuotanto, TTS Sammatti, Stadin ammattiopisto, AV viestintä, valokuvaus
ARTISTIC BOARD Andrei Kondakov, Márta Schmidt, Anni Sarasti, Jan Wälchli
PRODUCTION Helsinki Pop & Jazz Conservatory, Solo Tuotanto, Music Design SPB
PARTICIPATING SCHOOLS Helsinki Pop & Jazz Conservatory, Sibelius Academy, Berklee College of Music (Boston, USA), Mussorgsky College of Music (St. Petersburg, Russia), Music Academy International (Nancy, France), Norwegian Academy of Music (Oslo, Norway), Georg Ots Music School (Tallinn, Estonia), Ventspils Musical Highschool (Ventspils, Latvia), Metropolia University of Applied Sciences