Solstice is a 7-minute, single-movement piece for violin, cello, and 1-2 kanteles.
The piece was written at the Creative Dialogue XIV course under the guidance of Julian Anderson, Eija Kankaanranta, and Anssi Karttunen. It is a tribute to midsummer in the Arctic north where the sun never sets.
Solstice was premiered in the Organo Hall at the Music Centre in Helsinki, Finland, on July 8th, 2023.

Reina Yoshioka, violin
Emīlija Rozenšteina, cello

Nea Wunsch, kantele
Makiko Oba, kantele
Anssi Karttunen, conducting
Dedicated to my Gökçen. Thank you for being my Sun, solstice to solstice <3