Samuel Eriksson (born 2001) is studying piano and clarinet at the Turku Conservatory, with Niklas Pokki and Outi Heiskanen as teachers on the respective instruments. He was accepted to the Youth Piano Academy of Finland in 2013, where he has participated in numerous master classes with renown professors.
He has received awards in the Pianoaura competition in 2010, 2013, 2016, the Stockholm International Music Competition in 2014, the Madetoja Piano Competition in 2012, 2015 and 2018, the Steinway Festival Competition in 2016 and 2018, the Chopin-competition in Helsinki 2017, and the Hullu Puhallus-competition for brass and woodwind instruments 2017.
The most significant appearances have been in the Turku Art Museum lunch concert series in 2013, 2016, as a clarinet soloist with the Big Band of the Finnish Navy 2014 and 2016, at the Mariinsky theater in St. Petersburg in 2015, as a piano soloist in Chioggia, Italy, with the regional orchestra 2016, at a concert series in Málaga 2017, as a piano soloist with the Turku Philharmonics in 2017, at the Mänttä Music Festival 2017 and 2018, at the Turku Music Festival 2018, and at the Steinway Festival in Hamburg 2018.
W.A Mozart: Sonata No. 2, F major, K 280
C. Debussy: Prelude from Book 1 No. 5 “Les collines d’Anacapri”
W.A. Mozart: Sonata No. 2 in F major K 280, II: Adagio
F. Liszt: Rhapsodie espagnole
S. Prokofiev: Toccata (starting at 4:40)
23 Feb 2019