International Strategy

Music is a cross-national language meant for creating co-operation and contacts beyond borders. Every year EMO hosts guests from many countries and acquaints them with Finnish music education. EMO regularly sends out delegates to different countries: the students perform and compete, and the teachers receive professional training.

International EMO 2022-23

FEsTaRi chamber music event in Riga, Latvia in November 2022. 

EMO’s chamber music ensembles will be performing, having master classes and chamber music together with the students of our international partner schools. The co-operation schools are Heino Elleri Muusikakooli from Tartu and Jazepa Medina Riga s 1. muzikas skola from Riga. The cooperation event has toured each school annually in turn since 2006 and will take place again this autumn after a break of a couple of years. 

Kamarihelmi event in February-March 2023. 

The collaboration with Kamarihelmi concert series has been going on for years. At the event, EMO´s students can play with top Viennese musicians in joint concerts and receive attend master classes. In 2023, the pianist, Prof. Barbara Moser from the Vienna University of Music, Violin Professor Anna Kandinskaya from the Eisenstadt School of Music will be visited. Double bassist Dan Styffe of the Oslo Philharmonic and saxophone virtuoso Marko Dzomba will also be present.

Music is a form of communication that develops skills, knowledge, emotion, expression and reception.

Chamber Music International

FEsTaRi Co-operation

Chamber music co-operation between Espoo Music Institute, Heino Elleri Music school in Tartu, Estonia and Jazepa Medina Music school in Riga, Latvia began 2006. The purpose of the annual co-operation is to bring young active chamber musicians to play together in concerts, master classes and workshops. Each year, the institutes take turns in organizing the events. 


Kamarihelmi was first put together in 2008 by Maija Weitz as part of the Espoo Music Festivals. Since then the event has offered EMO students numerous opportunities to make music, perform with and learn from international professional musicians during and beyond their annual February workshops.

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