The Loviisa Sibelius Festival 5-8 September!

The Loviisa Sibelius Festival 5-8 September!

The Loviisa Sibelius Festival is an international chamber music festival held in the picturesque seaside town of Loviisa. The great Finnish composer Jean Sibelius spent his childhood summers at his grandmother’s house in Loviisa where the sun, the sea and the light filled him with impressions that were to inspire him for the rest of his life.

This year the Loviisa Sibelius Festival takes place from 5th to 8th September 2018. Over the years, The Loviisa Sibelius Festival has brought numerous world-class artists to the town under the management of cellist Jan-Erik Gustafsson, who has been Artistic Director of the festival for the past twenty years.

The festival artists are Jan Söderblom, violin, Christoffer Sundqvist, clarinet, Razvan Popovici, viola, Vikingur Olafsson, piano, Jan-Erik Gustafsson, cello, Anna-Liisa Bezrodny, violin, Pami Karvonen, piano, Tuuli Lindeberg, soprano  and Lohja City Orchestra conducted by Esa Heikkilä.

The festival starts with a concert visit to Porvoo Cathedral on Wednesday 5th September and on Thursday the evening concert Alla Zingarese takes place in Loviisa Gymnasium with a program including violin pieces by Jean Sibelius and a piano quartet by Johannes Brahms.

Friday’s culinary concert at the Manor house of Malmgård is unfortunately already sold out.

Saturday 8th September is full of entertainment for all ages.  For families with young children there is a concert (in Finnish) about friendship by the orchestra Mimmit, well-known from children’s TV. Also the concert Pohadka-A Fairy Tale is suitable for the whole family. At the idyllic summer restaurant Kappeli, the festival artists perform together with a string quartet from Porvoo Music Institute, and the young, promising dancer Siiri Terävä.

The final concert of the festival takes place in Loviisa Church at 7 pm. The concerts starts with Arvo Pärt’s Tabula Rasa and ends with Jean Sibelius’ Symphony No. 7.

Loviisa is only about one hour’s drive from Helsinki.

Welcome to The Loviisa Sibelius Festival!

Loviisa Cultural Services
Cultural producer Agneta Longhurst
Tel. +358 440 555 354

The programme:


Discover Loviisa! 09.01.2019
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! 19.12.2018
Enjoy nature and activities in Loviisa! 10.09.2018
The Loviisa Sibelius Festival 5-8 September! 04.09.2018
Experience summer in the best small town in Finland – Loviisa! 15.07.2018
Welcome to summer trip to Svartholma Sea Fortress! 03.07.2018
The tourist brochure Loviisa 2018 is now available! 05.04.2018
The coastal Loviisa is the best small town in Finland! 24.01.2018
Loviisa Tourist Office is closed Jan. 17th-23rd 2018 16.01.2018
The Real Christmas Can Be Found in Loviisa! 08.12.2017
Catch the sights in Loviisa! 11.09.2017
The Loviisa Sibelius Festival is arranged September 7th-10th 2017 31.08.2017
A week full of events celebrating Loviisa! 20.08.2017
A variety of sights are awaiting you in Loviisa! 06.08.2017
Visit the Kymijoki -day at Strömfors Iron Works! 30.07.2017
Spend your summerdays in Loviisa! 23.07.2017
Experience the summer in Loviisa – the best small town in Finland! 16.07.2017
The Caroleans are coming to Loviisa – Do the same! 02.07.2017
Fall in love with the rosy Loviisa! 29.06.2017
The summer season on the Svartholma Sea Fortress in Loviisa has started! 22.06.2017
Waterbus Service to Svartholma Sea Fortress 09.06.2017
Experience the traditional Bluegrass festival at Strömfors Iron Works! 04.06.2017
The coastal Loviisa is the best small town in Finland! 18.05.2017
May Day celebrations in Loviisa 2017 25.04.2017
The tourist brochure Loviisa 2017 is now available in all languages! 17.03.2017
Spring tour in Loviisa! 03.03.2017
The tourist brochure Loviisa 2017 is now available! 02.03.2017
Visit the Winter Exhibitions in Loviisa! 25.01.2017
Merry Christmas! 22.12.2016
Christmas Events in Loviisa 2016 12.12.2016
Experience the Real Christmas in Loviisa! 10.11.2016
See Old Wooden Houses, Visit Beautiful Parks in Loviisa! 13.09.2016
Experience the Loviisa Sibelius Festival September 8th -10th 2016! 30.08.2016
Spend your summer in the eventful city of Loviisa! 24.07.2016
Sail towards the Summer Town of Loviisa! 17.07.2016
Welcome to a guided tour in Loviisa! 11.07.2016
Enjoy summer in maritime Loviisa! 04.07.2016
Welcome to the Sea Fortress of Svartholma! 19.06.2016
See what's happening in Loviisa! 06.04.2016
Discover Loviisa! 05.01.2016
Walk along the Path of the Little Folk in Loviisa! 02.10.2015
Still chance to get to the Sea Fortress of Svartholma! 17.08.2015
The Liljendal Days June 12th–14th 2015 12.06.2015
Historic Buildings from the Era of Jean Sibelius 07.01.2015
Hiking, climbing and frisbeegolf in Loviisa 08.09.2014