Ann Mulally, executive producer
Violinist Petteri Iivonen, pianist Juho Pohjonen and cellist Samuli Peltonen founded Sibelius Piano Trio a few years ago, and catapulted to success on the European concert stage. When three international soloists of this caliber unite to form a chamber music ensemble, the results are predictably electric. These three friends love playing together, and this love is easy to hear in their concerts and in their recording.
As a proud Finn and as a representative of the Finnish government, I salute Sibelius Piano Trio for their talent and join them in celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Finland’s independence
in 2017. Petteri, Juho and Samuli embody and exemplify the best of our country, and as someone who lives in Los Angeles, it gives me great pleasure that the Trio is so intimately connected with California and Yarlung Records. Please join me in celebrating this dynamic young trio, and in celebrating the magnificent country of Finland.
–J.P. Markkanen, Consul General of Finland
Los Angeles, July 28th, 2016
Yarlung extends our sincere thanks to Ann Mulally, executive producer and champion of prior Petteri Iivonen recordings, as well as Randy & Linda Bellous, our Finnish Centennial Sponsors, for enabling us to release this double-CD set for Sibelius Piano Trio.