Minna Pensola - Jury Trio for Piano, Violin and Violoncello 2021
Minna Pensola performs as a chamber musician, soloist and leader.
She is a founding member of Meta4 string quartet which is the first prize winner of the Dimitri Shostakovich String Quartet Competition (Moscow 2004) and the Joseph Haydn Chamber Music Competition (Vienna 2007). Meta4 performs regularly in key music capitals and concert halls around the world.
Minna Pensola is a co-founder of The Punavuori Chamber concert series, and runs a club for classical music in her home town Helsinki since 2008. She acted as an artistic director for the Sysmä Summer Sounds Festival in Finland years 2006-2012. During the seasons 2019-2021 Pensola will work as an artistic partner of Joensuu City Orchestra.
Minna Pensola teaches violin at the Sibelius Academy and is tutor at the European Chamber Music Academy (ECMA). Her own studies took her through the Sibelius Academy, Musikhochschule Zürich and European Chamber Music Academy (ECMA) where she enjoyed valuable guidance of Kaija Saarikettu, Ana Chumachenko, Hatto Beyerle and Josef Rissin.
Minna Pensola plays a Carlo Bergonzi violin (1732), kindly on loan from Signe ja Ane Gyllenberg Foundation.
In her free time she tries to follow the intentions and inventions of her two young daughters whose impeccable logic keep her in constant marvelling.