Rusk celebrate its 10th anniversary 21-25.11.2023

Rusk – International creativity at the darkest time of the year – is a chamber music festival held annually in Pietarsaari/Jakobstad, Finland at the end of November. 

In the space of one week, artists both Finnish and foreign give concerts of both chamber music classics and rarities along with contemporary works. At the heart of this festival embracing superb chamber music and various other genres of the arts is the Schauman Hall in the centre of town, but the events also spread out into the surrounding urban environment.

The festival was founded in 2013 by clarinettist Christoffer Sundqvist and composer Sebastian Fagerlund, who both served as the festival’s artistic directors from 2013 to 2019. In 2020 conductor Anna-Maria Helsing was appointed as new artistic director of Rusk.

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