Finnish composer Antti Auvinen is an explorer of rhythm and timbre. In his compositions for acoustic instruments he has always been interested in instrumental timbres, combinations of timbres and instrumental techniques. HIs orchestral works have been hailed as dynamic and rich in color and rhythm. Different instruments form different musical cultures are often heard in his compositions as well as different every-day-life objects. He has also expanded his expressive toolkit in the direction of electronic music and video.
Auvinen’s music has been performed in widely in Europe and in the United States, China, Japan and Australia. He collaborates frequently with many artists, ensembles and festivals that specialize in new art music. He has received commissions form various orchestras and festival. Currently he is composing a new work work Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra and video installation for cellist Anssi Karttunen. Auvinen has been awarded prizes in a number of compositions for example in Germany, France and the United States. His opera Bliss for singers, ensemble and video was awarded the prestigious Teosto Prize in 2016.
Antti Auvinen studied composition in the Conservatorium van Amsterdam and in the Amsterdam School of the Arts and in Sibelius Academy in Helsinki Finland.
Auvinen’s work is supported by the Kone Foundation.