Thu 8.6.2023 at 21:00
Leila Schayegh & Aapo Häkkinen

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Students and children under 18 €15 
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Leila Schayegh, violin
Aapo Häkkinen, harpsichord

One of today’s most prominent violinists in Baroque music, Leila Schayegh, and harpsichordist and organist Aapo Häkkinen perform together at the Organ Night and Aria festival. The concert contains music from the greatest componists of Baroque; Bach, Handel and Scarlatti. Concert includes also Bach’s obligato sonatas, for the recording of which Schayegh has been awarded several international awards, such as the Grammophone Award. 

Born in 1685, Johann Sebastian Bach, Georg Friedrich Händel and Domenico Scarlatti developed the music of their time and the fashionable solo sonata, each in their own direction. In Leipzig, Bach weaved his polyphonic textures, elevating the harpsichord to the leading position of accompaniment instruments. Meanwhile in London, Händel converted his operatic style to the melodies of the violin. In Lisbon, Scarlatti said goodbye to the Baroque and created an original synthesis of Neapolitan opera and the Iberian soundscape.  

The Swiss Leila Schayegh is one of the most prominent violinists of in the current baroque music scene. Her vivacious interpretation has placed her at the center of old music. She performs regularly as a soloist and chamber musician for baroque and modern orchestras around the world. Aapo Häkkinen is known as a performer and specialist of old music. He performs actively not only in Finland, but also around the world, including Europe, Asia and America.

Espoo Cathedral
Kirkkopuisto 5, Espoo


Georg Friedrich Händel (1685-1759)
Sonata in D major for violin and basso continuo, HWV 371
Affettuoso – Allegro – Larghetto – Allegro

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Sonata in C minor for violin and harpsichord, BWV 1017
Siciliano – Allegro – Adagio – Allegro

Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757)
Sonata in C major, K 170 (Andante moderato e cantabile – Allegro)
Sonata in F major, K 518 (Allegro)

Johann Sebastian Bach
Sonata in E major for violin and harpsichord, BWV 1016
Adagio – Allegro – Adagio ma non tanto – Allegro