Tour to China and other fun stuffRead Now
This fall has been very rich in colors and activities!
Right now I am really exited, because we will go on tour to China with the female vocal group Viisi in a week! I'm so honored that they asked me to go with them, as a substitute for Saima Hyökki. I have learned 17 songs by heart, my life has been one big "du-pa-duuba" for the last couple of weeks. (And loving it.)
Then another great news is something pretty unbelievable. I am not so sure if there is something called "coincidence", as you can hear from my song ;) But quite a nice "coincidence" happened when I received a job offer a few months ago: My biggest wish ever as a teacher has been to teach composition and songwriting. I have been working a lot with singers and having creative workshops but that wasn't yet exactly songwriting…. But one day I received a call where I was literally offered the job of my dreams !!! A job that I had never even applied. So, now I teach songwriting for a singing (!!!) group in Espoo. I am so happy! Life just sometimes can surprise in an amazing way.
Then I have been actively singing in the Helsinki Chamber Choir which is the only professional chamber choir in Finland. Last week we sang some contemporary classical music in the Nordic Music Weeks, which was great fun. We also sang some time ago a piece called Vigilia by finnish composer Einojuhani Rautavaara that was broadcasted by the Finnish national TV YLE.
Now this workaholic is going to study some more du-pa-duuu-ba! Bye for now :)
Hanna Maaria's thoughts about singing, music etc.