Iiro Rantala

piano

„Intelligence, humor, lots of sentiment, unpredictable ideas and finest piano-craftmanship.“ (FAZ) – Finnish pianist Iiro Rantala simply is „a natural phenomenon on the keys.“ (Jazz thing). For almost twenty years he conquered the jazz stages of Europe and beyond with his anarchist „Trio Töykeät“. His following ACT-debut album „Lost Heroes“ marked a turning point in Rantala’s music: The wild, unchecked energy of earlier days made room for more melodic, harmonic and elaborate notes – although Rantala’s wit always shines through. And so do his outstanding, classically trained technical skills. In many ways Rantala succeeds in connecting elements that often seem contradictory: He’s a critically acclaimed artist and has, among others, received highly esteemed awards like the Annual German Record Critics‘ Award, the ECHO Jazz Award and the Finnish EMMA Award – and at the same times manages to wow broad audiences from many different directions. He regularly appears on major jazz festivals and clubs, but at the same time in world-famous classical music halls like the Berlin Philharmonic, Hamburg Elbphilharmonie, The Berlin Konzerthaus or the Cologne Philharmonic – solo, as a leader of various trios – and also with full orchestra. His musical scope ranges from jazz over classical to pop and Scandinavian folk and song tradition. With lots of sentiment and melancholy but also with tons of wit and charm. In short: A true master of modern piano playing without borders.

Projects

contemporary solo piano trio art

Iiro Rantala & GALATEA QUARTETT
Iiro Rantala & GALATEA QUARTETT
Iiro Rantala | Best Of!
Iiro Rantala | Best Of!
Iiro Rantala | Classical Soloist
Iiro Rantala | Classical Soloist
Iiro Rantala | HEL Trio
Iiro Rantala | HEL Trio
Iiro Rantala | Marius Neset > SKANDINAVIA
Iiro Rantala | Marius Neset > SKANDINAVIA
Iiro Rantala | VENEZIANA feat. vision string quartet
Iiro Rantala | VENEZIANA feat. vision string quartet

Calendar

07.06.2024 Iiro Rantala | Best Of! DE - Görlitz Jazztage Görlitz
20.08.2024 Iiro Rantala VENEZIANA w/ Galatea Quartet DE - Helmstorf Gut Helmstorf Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival
21.08.2024 Iiro Rantala VENEZIANA w/ Galatea Quartet DE - Wilster Colosseum Wilster Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival
23.08.2024 Iiro Rantala | Best Of! IT - Bari Consorzio Teatro Pubblico Pugliese Bari Piano Festival
26.09.2024 Iiro Rantala | HEL Trio DK - Hellerup Byens Hus
27.09.2024 Iiro Rantala | HEL Trio DK - Kolding Godset
12.10.2024 Iiro Rantala | HEL Trio DE - Ehingen (Donau) Lindenhalle Ehingen (Donau) Jazznacht Ehingen Iiro Rantala | HEL Trio feat. Marius Neset
15.10.2024 Iiro Rantala | HEL Trio GB - Dorking Watermill Jazz
17.10.2024 Iiro Rantala | HEL Trio DE - Dötlingen Kultur hinterm Feld
09.11.2024 Iiro Rantala | HEL Trio DE - Göttingen Jazzfestival Göttingen
21.11.2024 Iiro Rantala | HEL Trio DE - Darmstadt Centralstation Tickets
15.02.2025 Iiro Rantala | Best Of! CH - Gränichen Pianofestival Aarau
10.04.2025 Iiro Rantala | HEL Trio SE - Malmö Palladium

Contact

Jolanda Vujasinovic

Booking Agent

Wenna Liu

Production Manager

The ACT Agency
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