Tarmo Peltokoski Wins Rheingau Music Pageant’s Sponsorship Award

(Photograph credit score: Peter Rigaud)


Since 2009, the LOTTO Promotional Prize of the Rheingau Music Pageant (RMF) is given every year to an distinctive rising artist pursuing knowledgeable music profession. Donated by the LOTTO Hessen lottery firm, the prize acts each as recognition and an incentive for the profitable artist. 

As this yr’s recipient, conductor Tarmo Peltokoski might be introduced the €15,000 award on the prize winner’s live performance on July 23, 2022, at Wiesbaden’s Kurhaus in Germany. 

Moreover, he’ll conduct the Potsdam Chamber Orchestra in a program of works by Kodály and Mendelssohn, together with the latter’s “Scottish” Symphony No. 3 and Violin Concerto No. 2, that includes violin soloist, Julia Fischer.

Peltokoski is at the moment the principal visitor conductor of the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen — the primary individual within the ensemble’s 42-year historical past to carry the title — receiving the place regardless of having carried out simply two live shows with the group in June 2021.

Peltokoski started his conducting research at age 14 with famend Finnish conductor Jorma Panula and continued work with Hannu Lintu, Jukka-Pekka Saraste, and now with Sakari Oramo on the Sibelius Academy.

Additionally an award-winning live performance pianist, Peltokoski continues to review with Antti Hotti, additionally on the Sibelius Academy. He has appeared as a piano soloist with all the most important Finnish orchestras.

The jury for the prize comprised Christoph Eschenbach, Michael Herrmann, Martin Blach, and RMF program workers.

“At simply 21 years of age, [Peltokoski] is a uncommon and impressively mature creative persona,” the jury stated on deciding on him for the award. “[With] sensible approach and creative will characterised by nice stylistic and expressive readability, [he] is an actual distinctive expertise originally of a extremely nice profession.”

Lately, the prize has held an additional layer of significance for the RMF. “The pandemic has put many younger musicians in a precarious place who have been originally of their careers and needed to undergo significantly extreme losses,” the press launch said. “For that reason, the awarding of the LOTTO Promotional Prize is especially necessary to LOTTO Hessen and the [RMF].”

Previous winners of the award embody Iskandar Widjaja, Sheku Kanneh-Mason, plus VC Artists Pablo Ferrandéz and Maria Dueñas.