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).  



„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


Dates upon request
Jouhikko-Improvisations and nordic string music from the 17th century
with Ilkka Heinonen, jouhikko and violon // Marianna Henriksson, musical leader and Keyboard

with works by V. Albrici, T. Baltzar, D. Buxtehude, S. Capricornus, C. Farina, J. W. Furchheim, I. Heinonen, A. Jarzebski, H. H. Schmelzer, F. Tunder, P. Verdler

The programme consists of a dialogue between the string ensemble of the Finnish Baroque Orchestra and improvisations for the traditional Finnish bowed lyre, the jouhikko, written by Ilkka Heinonen. It includes music from the 17th century by composers who lived in countries around the Baltic Sea, as well as works written in this region, especially pieces from the Düben collection in Uppsala, including rarities with rich string sound by Samuel Capricornus, Franz Tunder and Vincenzo Albrici. The 17th century was also the time of glory of the jouhikko, whose history in the Baltic region goes back to the Middle Ages and is currently experiencing a renaissance based on recordings from the beginning of the 20th century.

Marianna Henriksson © Tanja Ahola



19 August 2022, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg
„Water Music“
G. F. Händel: Suite no. 2 in D major HWV 349 »Water Music«
G. F. Händel: Suite no. 1 in F major HWV 348 »Water Music«
G. F. Händel: Suite no. 3 in G major HWV 350 »Water Music«
G. F. Händel: Music for the Royal Fireworks HWV 351
As well as Finnish traditional works by Viljami Niittykoski

© Finnish Baroque Orchestra

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.