Estimated duration

1 h 15 min.


Helsingin Musiikkitalo Oy

Ethno-pop artist and singer-songwriter Vilma Talvitie performing at the Musiikkitalo summer terrace.

Vilma Talvitie is a Finnish folk/ethno pop artist, singer-songwriter and performer, based in Helsinki and Istanbul. She builds bridges between folk, ethno and pop music, singing about dark topics with a bright voice, influenced by Finno-Ugric singing traditions.

Vilma lights up the stages as a solo performer around the world with her audiovisually intriguing instrument PianoBodyPercussion – combining vocals, piano, body percussion, percussion, and dance.

After graduating as the Master of Music from the Sibelius Academy, Helsinki in 2018, Vilma has been performing in more than 30 countries in Europe, Asia and Southern America. Vilma is currently on the promotional tour of her first solo studio album Mistä mihin | Whereto, released in October 2023.

Previously Vilma has released three albums with her folk pop band Valma & Varsinaiset (2012, 2015 and 2018).


Free concerts are held at Musiikkitalo’s terrace on summer afternoons from Wednesday to Saturday, May 29th to Aug 3rd.

The concerts feature talented musicians from the Sibelius Academy of the University of Arts Helsinki, as well as concerts presented by HelsinkiMissio, Organ Night & Aria and World Music Centre. The genres and music vary daily: mostly classical or folk music on Wednesdays, jazz on Fridays and pop on Saturdays. On Thursdays of May and June, the program will be provided by Radio Helsinki Kesälive.