Matti & Sinikka Kontio, kantele

The KanteleDuo Matti & Sinikka Kontio was founded in 1990 and is dedicated to music based on the Finnish folk tradition. Its repertoire includes very old, traditional tunes from eastern Finland performed on an instrument of small size, as well as Romantic folk songs from the 19th century, in addition to contemporary music written for the modern concert instrument. The kantele - a plucked instrument of the zither family - is Finland's national folk instrument. Sinikka and Matti Kontio are two of the leading figures in Finnish kantele music. Sinikka Kontio (Järvinen) is a musician, while Matti Kontio works as a composer and performing musician.

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Matti Kontio, composer
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Discography (extract)

Kiitosta soi lauluni
Kauneimpia hengellisiä lauluja
Soile Isokoski · Karita Mattila · Jorma Hynninen · Sauli Tiilikainen · Esa Ruuttunen · Tapiolan Kuoro
ODE 1170-2D (2CD)

Released 03/2010

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The Soul of Kantele
Sinikka Kontio, kantele
Matti Kontio, kantele
ODE 933-2

Released 05/1999

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Maan korvessa kulkevi lapsosen tie
(Sacred Songs)

Tapiola Choir
Kari Ala-Pöllänen, conductor
ODE 902-2

Released 10/1997

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Seasons of Finnish Lifestyle

Photo album + CD
ODE 1152-2

Released 04/2009

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