L. van Beethoven: Sonata Op. 101, Mov. 1 

Round 1

J. S. Bach: Prelude and Fugue in F minor, WTC 1
L. van Beethoven: Sonata Op. 28 D major, 1st mvt: Allegro
F. Liszt: Transcendental Etude No. 10 F minor
S. Rachmaninoff: Etude-Tableau Op. 39 No. 9 D major

Round 2
J. Sibelius: The Village Church Op. 103 No. 1 
                   Spring Vision Op. 114 No. 5 
                   Scéne Romantique Op. 101 No. 5
                   The Storm Op. 103 No. 4
Tuomas Turriago: Jitters (2017)
F. Poulenc: Napoli Suite, FP 40
                     I: Barcarolle, II: Nocturne, III: Caprice italien

F. Chopin: Polonaise Op. 53 A-flat major

Round 3

F. Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 2 F minor Op. 21

 preselection Videos

Nordic Country represented: Finland

Institution: Sibelius Academy, Helsinki

Name of present teacher: Erik T. Tawaststjerna, Antti Siirala

Competition Repertoire​

Tatu Eskelinen

Tatu Eskelinen has performed as a soloist with different orchestras in Finland, Norway and Russia. In five consecutive years he’s been invited to play in Sibelius concert series organized in the Music Centre Concert Hall and the National Hall in Helsinki, in which he has already played over a hundred concerts. In 2015 he appeared at Joensuu Music Festival with a solo program. Most recently Eskelinen was selected to represent the Sibelius Academy at a concert in Reykjavik, Iceland.

Eskelinen is pursuing his master’s degree at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki. Currently he is studying with professors Erik T. Tawaststjerna and Antti Siirala, having studied with Jussi Siirala earlier. He received his basic education at Joensuu Conservatory where he was guided by Anitta Hirvikangas, Otto Korhonen and Jaakko Untamala. He has also attended numerous master classes with renowned artists such as Akiko Ebi, Janina Fialkowska, Paavali Jumppanen, Teppo Koivisto, Janne Mertanen, Matti Raekallio. 

Eskelinen has successfully participated in several piano competitions including Kuopio Piano Competition (2nd prize in 2011), The Young Soloists of North Karelia -competition (1st prize in 2013), national Ilmari Hannikainen Piano Competition (semifinalist in 2014), national Tampere Piano Competition (semifinalist in 2017), and the International Chopin Piano Competition in Budapest (2018). He has received support for his musical development from the Finnish Cultural Foundation, Pro Musica Foundation and the Sibelius Academy Foundation among others.

In addition to his solo performances, Eskelinen is an active chamber musician, performing frequently with different instrumentalists and singers in Finland and abroad.



F. Chopin: Etude Op. 25 no. 11