Finnish Baroque Orchestra

© Juuso Westerlund
© Kuva Jaakko Paarvala
© Juuso Westerlund
© Juuso Westerlund

Founded in 1989, the Finnish Baroque Orchestra (FiBO) has been a pioneer in many ways throughout its history. The orchestra is known in Finland and abroad for its skilful performances, its creative approach to concert programming and groundbreaking partnerships, such as the Nordic Baroque Scene. At the core FiBO is a Baroque orchestra, but they also venture into early Baroque and Romanticism as well as Sibelius’ works and new music for period instruments. In addition to its own FiBO Records series, FiBO has made recordings with several record labels. The latest record, Il labirinto armonico (BIS), featuring Locatelli’s violin concerts with soloist Ilya Gringolts, has received significant international recognition such as Gramophone Editor’s Choice (3/2021) and Diapason d’or (5/2021).  

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„From the opening track onwards, elegant playing launches a programme rich in charm from Ilya Gringolts and the Finnish Baroque Orchestra, all on sparkling form.“

Gramophone Magazin, 19.02.2021

„Sharp-edged playing from the Finnish Baroque Orchestra.”

The Guardian, 27.01.2019

SELECTION OF PROJECTS (2023/24)

Dates available upon request
THE BIRTH OF THE WORLD – Early Baroque and Finnish folk music
Virpi Räisänen, mezzo soprano / Taito Hoffrén, runensong

Works by Claudio Monteverdi, Enríquez de Valderrábano, Tarquinio Merula etc.

Virpi Räisänen © Jukka Lehtinen

Dates available upon request
UN’ ALMA INNAMORATA – Handel’s italian cantate
with Carolyn Sampson, soprano

Georg Friedrich Händel: Andante from Triosonata C Minor l HWV 386a – attaca – Kantate Alpestre monte HVW 81
Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto for 2 flutes C-Dur RV 533
Domenico Scarlatti: Sonata for Cembalo A-Dur K 208
Georg Friedrich Händel: Kantate Un’ alma innamorata HVW 173
Georg Friedrich Händel: Kantate Tra le fiamme HWV 170

Carolyn Sampson © Marco Borggreve

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PAST CONCERTS – A SELECTION

19 August 2019, Brühler Schlosskonzerte
„From Russia with love“
Irma Niskanen, leader & violin / Petteri Pitko, cembalo

Works by G. Pasiello, D. Cimarosa, J. Haydn and B. Galuppi: Concerto a quattro

© Brühler Schlosskonzerte

21 July 2019, Herrenchiemsee Festspiele
Dancing Queen“
Kajsa Dahlbäck, soprano / Olga Heikkilä, soprano / Katariina Heikkilä, alto / Jukka Jokitalo, tenor / Juha-Pekka Mitjonen, basso

Works by A. Scarlatti, A. Corelli, G. Düben, J. H. Schmelzer, C. Gesualdo, V. Albrici, A. Cesti a.o.