Turriago, Tuomas


Tuomas Turriago (b.1979) is composer and an active musician. He is a solo pianist and conductor of the contemporary music ensemble TampereRaw. He is also founding member and conductor of the Tampere Chamber Opera Association and Senior Lecturer for Accompaniment at Tampere University of Applied Sciences.

As a composer Turriago aims at composing easily accessible and player-friendly music that is free from any isms or classifications. He is especially known for his chamber music, and he has an ambitious project aiming to compose a sonata for every instrument. They include e.g. the Sonata for Trumpet and Piano (2011) and the Sonata for Tuba and Piano (2010), both commissioned by the Lieksa Brass Week. His Sonata for alto Saxophone and Piano was premiered at the Gap International Saxophone Festival in 2018 and the Sonata for Flute and Piano was heard for the first time in Helsinki in November 2018. Turriago’s piano piece Jitters (2017) won the second prize in a composition competition organized by the Tampere Piano Association and was a compulsory competition piece in the semi-finals of the Tampere Piano Competition.

Turriago’s works include the Concerto for Chamber Ensemble (2017), premiered  in a concert series of the Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra in 2018, and Per aspera, variations for piano, violin, cello and clarinet dating from 2013. Salon LatinoThree Spicy Pieces for Trumpet and Piano was composed between 2017 and 2021.  Tanguerengue for trumpet and piano came about when Venezuelan trumpet virtuoso Pacho Flores asked Tuomas Turriago to write a piece for their recital in Finland) in April 2019.

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Concerto for Chamber Ensemble

Per aspera for ensemble
Kreeta-Julia Heikkilä, violin, Roope Gröndahl, piano, Veera Myllyniemi, clarinet and Jaani Helander, cello

Jitters for solo piano
Anton Mejias, piano

Tanguerengue for trumpet and piano
Pacho Flores, trumpet, Tuomas Turriago, piano