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 2023-24

FEsTaRi chamber music event in Tartu, Estonia in November 2023.

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.

Kamarihelmi event in February 2024

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 attend master classes.

In 2024, guests will be saxophonist Marko Dzomba from Vienna, violinist Anna Gebert and singer Benno Schollum. The concerts of the event will be held on 5.2. in Sellosali and 12.2. in Louhisali.

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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