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 Republic of Korea, Malaysia, The United States, France, Latvia, Estonia, Russia and Finland.
7.–11.4.2014 Wonderful Helsinki Pop & Jazz Conservatory bands perform at Close Encounters Domestic@Arabia hall this week @6, 7, 8 PM. Check the program and bands at the blog.
19.2.2014 Thank you all for the amazing festival week!
10.2.2014 Close Encounters HKI-SPB starts today! Read more about today’s program in our blog!
7.–11.4.2014 Close Encounters Domestic is here. Check the program and bands at the Blog section.
188.8.131.524 Check out our festival blog and photo galleries here!
13.2.2014 Check out Caroline Rose’s interview in our blog!
6.2.2014 The Close Encounters Magazine is here! Get your copy at the Pop & Jazz Conservatory or from the venues. Read more in our festival blog.
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SUPPORTERS City of Helsinki Cultural Office
PARTNERS ImageMatch, Rajaton Jazz Festival, Metro, Embassy of the United States, Club Liberté, Restaurant Kappeli, Oluthuone Milenka, Bar Loose, Ice Park Helsinki, Karl Fazer Café, Semifinal, Vuotalo, Restaurant Boat Wäiski, Music Design SPB, Jazz Philharmony SPB, JFC Jazz Club, TV100, Sokos Hotel Olympia Garden, Finnish Institute in SPB, Helsinki Centre in SPB, Art and Bubbles, Solo Tuotanto
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), Georg Ots Music School (Tallinn, Estonia), Ventspils Musical Highschool (Ventspils, Latvia), Metropolia University of Applied Sciences, EBELI – Espoon musiikkiopisto, Stadin ammattiopisto