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$ 5 students
To become a member, join online or send a $20 check and you will be invited to a reception with Janne Mertanen after the recital.
Janne Mertanen was the winner of the International Chopin Competition in Darmstadt, Germany, and the Nordic Piano Competition in Nyborg, Denmark, both in 1992.
Pianist Janne Mertanen has become known particularly as a Chopin interpreter. His repertoire does indeed cover the composerΒ΄s piano music more or less comprehensively. He studied at the Joensuu Conservatory from 1982 to 1986 under Matti Haapasalo, at master classes led by Bruno Rigutto and in ZΓΌrich by Verena Pfenninger. From 1986 to 1992 he studied at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, where his teachers included Erik T. Tawastjerna and Dmitri Baskirov. He then completed his studies from 1993 to 1995 with Lazar Berman at the Accademia Pianistica in Imola, Italy.