Poulencin Pianokamarissa


Metamorphosis – reimagining female aging through music, photography and flower symbolism. A concert and photo art w/ Maija Väisänen, piano; Juliette f2c; photography and video, in collaboration with FloweRescue. Music from Germaine Tailleferre, Amy Beach, Sergei Rahmaninov, Claude Debussy, Karen Tanaka, Peter Sculthorpe and Philip Glass.

Poulencin Pianokamarissa
Maija Väisänen


Taidenaiset – Artswomen is a project which pianist Maija Väisänen started in 2021, as she left Helsinki for a sabbatical year in Hamburg. The concept is to bring out music composed by women as well as interesting female artists. The project consists of three elements: concert programs focusing on piano and chamber music by female composers, a podcast discussing life and art with interesting women from different fields of the art world, and a blog which allows Maija to write about her thoughts provoked by the project as well as her everyday experiences of life in Hamburg. The blog and the podcast are only available in Finnish – so far!

Poulencin Pianokamarissa

Poulencin Pianokamarissa

In this concert series pianist Maija Väisänen performs all of the piano chamber music works composed by French composer Francis Poulenc. The composers personality and the atmosphere of the artist circles of Paris in the first half of the 20th century are explored through excerpts from Poulenc’s texts and letters.

The first performance of the series took place in Helsinki in 2019-2021 with two concerts, for which Maija invited a group of excellent Helsinki based musicians to play with her. In the future, Maija is planning to continue to perform Poulenc’s piano chamber works and to dive deeper into the early 20th century Parisian art world.

Poulencin Pianokamarissa Vol 2 – the 2nd concert of the series with works for strings and piano and for two pianos

Sonata for piano 4 hands by Poulenc performed by Maija Väisänen and Mirka Viitala, piano at Klassinen Hietsu concert series in Helsinki

Poulencin Pianokamarissa
villa salmenrannan kesäkonsertit

Villa Salmenrannan Kesäkonsertit

Maija Väisänen is the artistic director of Villa Salmenrannan Kesäkonsertit – music festival since 2019 when the festival was founded. The festival is organized in Oulu, Northern Finland in July in a beautiful countryside milieu by the sea, just 10 minutes from the city center. Villa Salmenranta is an intimate and idyllic little salon, where top Finnish musicians perform piano music, chamber music, lied and opera and dialogue between art forms, genres and people flows naturally.



Flyygelikuu is a piano music focused concert series that takes place in Vuotalo culture center in eastern Helsinki. Maija Väisänen has been the artistic coordinator of the series since 2019. The series presents a wide variety of piano repertoire and top performers (not forgetting the rising young talents!) in an approachable way – the series takes place in the lobby of Vuotalo, where the audience can either settle in to listen to the whole concert or pop in for a moment free of charge.

Nordic Breakfast Pop-Up

Nordic Pop-Up Art Club

Nordic Pop-up Art Club is a concert series designed by Maija Väisänen that takes place in St Pauli, Hamburg. The concert series is carried out together with Nordic Breakfast and aims to present Nordic culture to a Hamburg audience in a relaxed environment. The concept consists of short concerts, small exhibitions and relaxed get-togethers with Nordic delicacies.