As a 100-year anniversary for Finland, Eckerö Line will offer its ship regularly to the Sibelius Academy students in 2017. The shipping company wants to support the continuation of the quality of high-quality domestic music even for the future .
Finland’s 100-year independence will be celebrated in m / s Finlandia in 2017 in a new way. Eckerö Line offers the ship’s platform on two days a month at the Sibelius Academy’s young musicians as a venue for the Arts University. Presentations style and implementation are free.
– We want to make our boat an extradition to future musicians and musicians. We believe that through these talented youngsters, we will get a new kind of daring and mood in the boat music, which in good spirits will catch the lawn folk hoods, says Taru Keronen, CEO of Eckerö Linen .
Gift for Finnish music students and friends
Eckerö Linen and Sibelius Academy co-operate brings talented young people to the ship to perform and delight passengers while earning valuable work experience.
– With this gift, we want to promote the employment of Finnish musicians and for our part will help to continue to be talented musicians, Keronen emphasizes. – At the same time, we hope to find new target groups, both for young artists and for public as well as for us as passengers.
– For students of Sibelius Academy, Eckerö Linen’s contribution is an excellent addition to the opportunities to perform and interact with different audiences. A variety of occurrences are the precondition for growth as an artist. Eckerö Line demonstrates vision when it comes to trusting young peers and open-mindedness while offering their customers different styles of music, “says Sibelius Academy’s lieutenant Olli-Pekka Martikainen .
According to Keronen’s estimates, the value of the betting is up to 100,000 euros, including young artists’ awards and other expenses. The music program is produced by Primo, the Sibelius Academy’s program service.
Eckerö Line is a major supporter and facilitator of Finnish music. M / s Finlandi has Finnish musicians every day and there are 2400 work days per year. According to Theo’s statistics, m / s Finland is the most active venue in Finland in 2014 and 2015 – last year there were more gigs than the music house and Tavastia in total.
– Over 22 years of history m / s Finland has hosted more than 40,000 work days, says Keronen.