CELLIST JUSSI MAKKONEN AND PIANIST NAZIG AZEZIAN’S MELODY FOREST BOOK’S CD CERTIFIED GOLD
– Gold record concert at the Savoy theatre 4.10.2015
– World premiere of the Melody Forest multimedia concert in New Orleans 27.9.2015
Cellist Jussi Makkonen and pianist Nazig Azezian’s Melody Forest has sold over 10,000 copies and is certified gold. It is the first Finnish classical cello-piano record to have sold over 10,000 copies. The record is part of the Melody Forest book that is based on Jussi and Nazig’s school concerts. The book is written and illustrated by Katri Kirkkopelto. The book was published in January 2015 and has been distributed to every Finnish elementary school with the support of the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture. The book is published by Lasten Keskus & Kirjapaja Ltd., and it has also been translated into Swedish and English.
The videos of the multimedia concert have been filmed at Sibelius’ home, Ainola, in North Karelia and at Lake Pielinen where Sibelius searched for inspiration for his music. The artists’ concert costumes have been designed by the famous fashion designer Mert Otsamo.
Jussi’s hugely popular school concerts have had over 270,000 listeners since 2010. The year 2013 was a record year for him, as he performed in as many as 230 concerts.
Melody Forest multimedia concert
4.10.2015 at 19:00
The Savoy theatre
Kasarmikatu 46-48, Helsinki