“Our Festival” (previously known as Chamber Music by Lake Tuusula) takes place annually in July/August in the historical surroundings of Lake Tuusula. The internationally well known Finnish violinist Pekka Kuusisto is the Artistic Director of “Our Festival”. He is famous for his innovative programming for the festival. The landscapes of Lake Tuusula form the crucible of the Finnish cultural world, providing the backdrop for a unique journey amidst the homes of Jean Sibelius and his contemporaries. Pekka Kuusisto’s “Our Festival” seeks new perspectives on musical encounters and concert practices with a view to giving the audience an experience that is simply not available elsewhere. Combining an unique group of international musicians, designers and artists, the festival celebrates creativity and communication in art – in a special, historical surroundings. “Our Festival” has been recognized with awards such as the accolade of Festival of the Year in 2011 by Finland Festivals and the State of Finland Music Prize in year 2013.
“Our Festival is gentle. It lives in these beautiful little places, in living rooms, on lakes, in forests, and wants to whisper some exciting things into your ears. We’ll be sharing a secret. Our Festival wants to invent new flexible forms for concerts, where the message is more important than dress codes or good behaviour.” – Pekka Kuuisto