Portfolio

2017
  • December (8th). HABILITATION LECTURE: Lecture for the students of the MuTri Doctoral School, as a final stage for the habilitation of Adjunt Professor (Dosentti in Finnish) at the Center for Educational Research and Academic Development in the Arts, Sibelius Academy, University of the Arts Helsinki (Finland). 2pm.
  • November (28th). CONCERT: Mendelssohn complete cello works, recital on historical instruments with pianist Olga Andryushchenko, Uusi Paviljonki, Kauniainen (Finland). 7pm.
  • November (23rd). ARTISTIC GRANT: by the Valentian Institute of Music to support my debut CD with Alba Records.
  • November (15th). INVITED TALK: In Search of Lost Constructivism in Instrumental Music Learning & Bridges to Holistic Musicianship. ResearchWorks public series, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Rehearsal Room 1, Milton Court, London (UK). 6:30-7:30pm.
  • November (15th). INVITED LECTURE: The (Im)possibilities of Approaching the Performance of Classical-Romantic Works through Historically Informed Practice. Historical Performance Forum, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Room 209, Silk Street, London (UK). 3-5pm.
  • October (26th). RESEARCH: Poster presentation, 60th Anniversary of the Faculty of Music Education, Jazz and Folk Music, Sibelius Academy, Helsinki (Finland), 11am.
  • October (19th). ARTISTIC GRANT: by the Finnish Music Foundation to cover part of the expenses of my debut album with Alba Records.
  • October (12th). INVITED LECTURE: The role of instrumental music teacher’s experience and its effects on students’ learning, Lecture Series of General Pedagogy, Wegelius Hall, Sibelius Academy, Helsinki (Finland). 4-5:30pm.
  • October (10th). SHORT CONCERT: Playing national music for the Spanish Embassy in Finland as part of the Spanish National Feast celebrations, Ritarihuone, Helsinki (Finland). 4:30pm.
  • October (5th to 7th). CONFERENCE: Poster and paper presentations, charing, and part of the Scientific and Organizing Committees at the I Congreso Internacional de Psicología de la Música y la Interpretación Musical. Madrid (Spain).
  • October 2017. RESEARCH AWARD: Society for Education, Music and Psychology Research: conference award.
  • September (20th to 28th). CONCERT & CD RECORDING: Bach & Schumann with Helsinki Baroque Orchestra & Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Helsinki. Musiikkitalo, Helsinki (Finland). 4pm.
  • September (19th). LECTURE: ‘Musicians’ Motivation Discrepancy’ in Actuals in Music Education. T Auditorium, Sibelius Academy, Helsinki (Finland). 3-4:30pm.
  • September (12th). CONCERT: Beethoven & Mendelssohn recital on historical instruments. Aino Ackté Festival, Kallio Church, Helsinki (Finland). 7pm.
  • September (10th). CD RELEASE: Gabrielli & Scarlatti Complete Cello Works for Alba Records.
  • August-September (30th-2nd). CONFERENCE: Poster presentation at the 6th International Symposium on Performance Science. Reykjavík (Iceland).
  • June (23rd). RESEARCH AWARD: Together (as a PhD supervisor) with Tuula Jääskeläinen (main author) for the Best Doctoral Research Paper at the International Conference on Higher Education Advances ‘Head’17’.
  • June (21st-23rd). CONFERENCE: Paper presentation at the 3rd International Conference on Higher Education Advances ‘Head’17’, Universitat Politècnica, Valencia (Spain).
  • June (10th). CONCERT: Bach cello Suites at a private home, Rauma (Finland). 5pm.
  • June (9th). CONCERT: Bach cello Suites at Artistic-Pedagogical MiniFestival, Theatre Academy, Helsinki (Finland). 12am.
  • May (24th). CONCERT: Beethoven recital on classical cello. Nordic Historical Keyboard Festival, Kuopio (Finland). Town Hall, 7pm.
  • May (17-20). CONFERENCE: Paper presentations on autoethnography and artistic research at the 13th International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois (USA).
  • April (28th-29th). CONFERENCE+PERFORMANCE: Performative autoenthography at the Society for Artistic Research ‘Please specify!’ Conference. Helsinki (Finland).
  • April (17th-21st). CONFERENCE: Presentation at the 5th Symposium on the paradigms of Teaching Musical Instruments in the 21st Century, Goiânia (Brazil).
  • April (11th). CONCERT: Music for cello solo and with BC by Bach-Gabrielli-Scipriani, Valoa kohti concert series, Saint Lawrence Church, Vantaa (Finland). 6pm.
  • February (11th to 12th). RESEARCH: Visits to different venues in Brussels and Antwerp (Belgium).
  • February (7th to 10th). CONFERENCE: Paper and poster presentations at the 1st European Conference of Qualitative Inquiry. Leuven University (Belgium).

2016

  • December (7th). LECTURE: ‘The role of instrumental music teachers’ experience and its effects on students’ learning’, Series of Lectures of General Pedagogy, Sibelius Academy, Helsinki (Finland). 3-7pm.
  • November (30th). LECTURE: ‘From traditional to constructive approaches to playing: A psychological perspective’, Series of Lectures of General pedagogy, Sibelius Academy, Helsinki (Finland). 3-7pm.
  • November (1st). CONCERT (Radio broadcast): Beethoven recital on classical cello. Tallinn Theatrum, Kloostri Ait (Estonia). 7pm.
  • October (19th to 22nd). CONFERENCE: Concert-Lecture and charing at the Conference Perspectives on Collaboration and Interdisciplinarity in and through the Arts. University of the Arts Helsinki and CERADA (Finland). More info later.
  • October (4th). CONCERT: Beethoven-Mendelssohn recital on classical cello. Sellosali concert series in Espoo (Finland). 7pm.
  • September (29th). LECTURE, CHARING, & ROUND TABLE: “The world of possibility for music students: Constructivism and embodiment as student-centered approaches to learning”, ArtsEqual Research Panel, Sonore Music Centre, Helsinki (Finland). 10am to 4 pm.
  • September (26th). LECTURE-WORKSHOP: About impact factor of scientific publications, for ArtsEqual research project researchers, Haikko, Porvoo (Finland).
  • September (20th). LECTURE: ‘Constructivism in instrumental music learning’ at Actuals in Music Education seminar of the MuTri department, Sibelius Academy, T-Auditorio, Töölönkatu 28, Helsinki (Finland). 3-4:30pm
  • September (10th-11th). RESEARCH: Seminar with and lecture about impact factor for Sibelius Academy’s music education researchers. Kallio Kuninkala (Finland).
  • September (8th-9th). CONFERENCE: Paper presentation at the 2nd festival conference of music performance and artistic research “Doctors in Performance“, Royal Irish Academy of Music, Dublin (Ireland).
  • July (24th-29th). CONFERENCE: Paper and poster presentations at the 32nd World Conference of the International Society for Music Education. Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow (UK). More info later.
  • June (9th). CONCERT: Early baroque music program, Lähetyskirkko, Helsinki (Finland). Concert benefits for Amnesty International. 6pm.
  • April (17th). CONCERT: Private recital for Vantaa City. Chapel of St. Lawrence in Vantaa (Finland). 6:30pm
  • April (11th). TRAVEL GRANT: KONE Foundation travel grants (UK) connected to my postdoctoral research.
  • April (1st). CONCERT: Bach Suites 2 & 4 for solo cello. Vapaan Taiteen Tila, Helsinki (Finland). 6pm.March (5th). 2nd Assembly of the Spanish Association for Psychology of Music and Music Performance. UNED, Madrid (Spain). 3pm.
  • February (25th). ARTISTIC GRANT: Artistic grant for concerts by the Arts Promotion Center of Finland.
  • February (14th to 26th). RESEARCH: Trip to Leipzig-Berlin-Bonn-Vienna, funded by KONE Foundation. Meetings with different experts and visits to museums and libraries to gather data.
  • February (20th): CONCERT: Bach as part of a masterclass. Hochschule for Musik und Theater “Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdi”, Leipzig (Germany).
  • February (16th to 19th). MASTERCLASS: Attending with the baroque cello. Bach-Archiv Leipzig (Germany).
  • February (3rd). CONCERT: Bach cello suites (Baroque cello, cello piccolo, and in scordatura), Festival SibaFest. Organ Hall of the Musiikkitalo. Helsinki (Finland). 6pm.
  • January (19th). TRAVEL GRANT: KONE Foundation travel grants (Germany and Austria) connected to my postdoctoral research.
2015
  • December (27th). CONCERT: Bach cello suites. Church of Saint Franciscus, Pinto-Madrid (Spain). 6pm.
  • December (8th). RESEARCH GRANT: KONE Foundation grant for artistic and scientific research on the variation works for fortepiano and violoncello by Beethoven and Mendelssohn.
  • December (2nd). LECTURE: Lectures on constructivism in music education at the General Series of Lectures on Pedagogy of the Sibelius Academy, N-Building K-55, Helsinki (Finland). 4-7pm.
  • December (14th to 18th). RESEARCH: Postdoc meetings at the Madrid Autonomous University. Madrid (Spain).
  • December (week 50 and other weeks in 2016). TV PROGRAM: Interview and playing Gabrielli, Scarlatti and Ortiz for Spanish TV Telecinco. More info later.
  • November (12th). RESEARCH: Poster exhibition at the Music Education Days of the Finnish Society for Music Education, Musiikkitalo Agora, Helsinki (Finland), 10am.
  • November (7th). CONCERT: Bach & Scipriani solos at the seminar “The Future of Early Music” of the Sibelius Academy, Wegelius Hall, Helsinki (Finland), 3:30pm.
  • November (4th). LECTURE: Lecture on musical competence and expertise at the General Series of Lectures on Pedagogy of the Sibelius Academy, N-Building K-55, Helsinki (Finland). 4-7pm.
  • October (17th). CONCERT: Mozart, Haydn, Giordani, JCF Bach (quartets and trios with fortepiano, and flute). Didrichsen Museum’s concert series, Helsinki (Finland). 5pm.
  • October (9th). CONCERT: ‘HIP-HIP…’ Baroque cello and piccolo cello recital (Bach, Barrière, Caldara, Dall’Abaco, Gabrielli, Scipriani). Olaus Petri Church, Helsinki (Finland). 6pm.
  • October (5th). CONCERT: Cello solos by Bach, Dall’Abaco & Scipriani. Wegelius Hall of the Sibelius Academy, Helsinki (Finland). 6pm.
  • September (25th to 28th). MASTERCLASS: Attending with the Baroque cello. Kallio Kuninkala (Finland).
  • September (7th to 11th). MASTERCLASS: Attending with the Baroque cello. Scotland (UK).
  • September (5th & 6th). RESEARCH: Postdoc seminar with the Sibelius Academy’s MuTri researchers. Kallio Kuninkala (Finland).
  • July (4th). RESEARCH: Assembly of the Spanish Association for Psychology of Music and Music Performance. Valencia (Spain).
  • July (2nd & 3rd). CONFERENCE: 4th Multidisciplinary International Conference on Educational Research. Valencia (Spain).
  • May (5th). CONCERT: Ortiz, Frescobaldi, Geminiani, Kummer, Stravinsky, Eränkö (première). Recital “Historical cello revisited. Music from the last six centuries” at the Soiva Akatemia Festival, Saksalainen Kirkko, Helsinki (Finland). 7pm.
  • April (11th). CONCERT: Arias from Bach Passions and Oratorio, German Church, Helsinki (Finland). 7pm.
  • May. ARTISTIC GRANT: Sibelius Akatemia – Viljo Laitisen ja Ritta Parikka-Laitisen rahasto, artistic grant for concerts and competitions.
  • April (23rd, 24th). TV PROGRAM: Video recording for Spanish National Television playing Italian and Spanish early Baroque music.
  • March (18th to 21st). CONCERT: St. Matthew Passion with Helsinki Baroque Orchestra and Ericson choir, dir. Fredrik Malmberg. Stockholm (Sweden). More info later.
  • March (16th). CONCERT: Mendelssohn & Beethoven. Classical cello recital with fortepianist Anna Kuvaja, for the Master’s A-exam at the Sibelius Academy. Lähetyskirkko, Helsinki (Finland), 7pm.
  • March (12th). CONCERT: Mendelssohn cello sonata in D Major. Sibelius Academy’s Piano Chamber Music Festival, Camerata Hall – Musiikkitalo (Finland). 7pm.
  • February (3rd). CONCERT: Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Schumann. Modern cello recital for the Master’s exam at the Sibelius Academy. Wegelius Hall 12am.
  • January (25th). CONCERT: Vivaldi cello concertos with cellist Martti Rousi, Imatra Concert Hall (Finland). 5pm.
2014
  • December. RESEARCH GRANT: Center for Educational Research and Academic Development in the Arts (CERADA, Finland) (2014), to write an empirical research article.
  • December (11th). CONCERT: Sibelius Academy Baroque Orchestra, J.S.Bach: Brandenburg 4th German Church, Helsinki (Finland). More info later.
  • November (26th). LECTURE: Lecture on constructivism in music education at the General Series of Lectures on Pedagogy of the Sibelius Academy, Helsinki (Finland). Venue: N-building, Room K55, 4-7pm.
  • November (21st). CONCERT: Chamber music by Dussek, Štěpán and Voříšek, with fortepianist Olga Witthauer and violinist Kaisa Ruotsalainen. Sibelius Academy Autumn Concert Series, German Church, Helsinki (Finland), 7pm.
  • October (30th). LECTURE: Lecture on constructivism in music education at the General Series of Lectures on Pedagogy of the Sibelius Academy, Helsinki (Finland). Venue: N-building, Room K55, 4-7pm.
  • October (11th). CONFERENCE: Presentation at the Conference on Theory Framework and Development in Music Education Research. Rheinland-Pfalz Regional Music Academy, Engers bei Neuwied (Germany).
  • September (1st). CONCERT: Solo recital with the piccolo cello at the Fringe Series of Utrecht Early Music Festival (Holland), Universiteitsmuseum, 2pm.
  • September. STUDY GRANT: Spanish Association of Performers and Artists, to cover the Master’s studies at the Sibelius Academy
  • August (31st). CONCERT: Solo recital with the piccolo cello at the Bergheim Solo Cello Festival (Germany), Piano Museum Haus Eller, 7pm.
  • August (4th). CONCERT: Playing chamber music by Boccherini and Soler at the BRQ Vantaa Festival (Finland), St. Laurence Church, 7pm.
  • August (4th). CONCERT: Playing as a soloist CPE Bach cello concerto at the BRQ Vantaa Festival (Finland), St. Laurence Church, 7pm.
  • May: ARTISTIC GRANT: Sibelius Akatemia – Viljo Laitisen ja Ritta Parikka-Laitisen rahasto, artistic grant for concerts and competitions.

Selection from previous years

  • RESEARCH PRICE NOMINATION (2013): Nomination for the “Stage Career Researcher Price” by the British Journal of Educational Psychology, to promote the original empirical publication in the journal.
  • ARTISTIC GRANT (2013): Sibelius Akatemia – Viljo Laitisen ja Ritta Parikka-Laitisen rahasto, artistic grant for concerts and competitions.
  • STUDY GRANTS (2012 & 2013): Spanish Association of Performers and Artists, to cover the Master’s studies at the Sibelius Academy.
  • CONCERT (2013): Fabulous Fringe concert at the Utrecht Early Music Festival (2013): selected to play a romantic program with the historical cello and fortepiano.
  • RESEARCH GRANTS (2009-2012): Madrid Autonomous University, awarded a prestigious 4 years research scholarship for doctoral studies. Also funding as a visitor scholar abroad and for conferences in several occasions.
  • RESEARCH AWARDS (2010 & 2012): Society for Education, Music and Psychology Research: conference awards.