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Olli Kortekangas

Born: 1955

Olli Kortekangas (b. Turku, May 16, 1955) studied music theory and composition at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki from 1974-1981 under the direction of Einojuhani Rautavaara and Eero Hämeenniemi. He continued his musical education in West Berlin with Dieter Schnebel in 1981-1982. Subsequently Kortekangas has worked as a teacher, including periods at the National Theatre Academy and the Sibelius Academy, and has taken part in several cooperative educational projects with children and young adults.

He has been a member of the Board of the Association of Finnish Composers (1984-1994), and was on the Board of the Finnish Composers' International Copyright Bureau (TEOSTO) from 1989-1995. In 1997 he was invited to become composer-in-residence to the Oulu Symphony Orchestra.

Kortekangas' oeuvre consists of about 80 works from solo pieces and chamber music to orchestral works and operas. He has received several scholarships and awards both in Finland and abroad.


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