Short biography

Joel Järventausta (b. 1995) is a Finnish composer currently finishing his PhD in Composition under the supervision of Prof. Silvina Milstein and Sir Prof. George Benjamin at King’s College London. In the coming year, he will be working on several commissions including a choral work for Helsinki Chamber Choir, an orchestral work and a piano trio – details of which will be announced soon.

Joel has recently finished Sunfall for the London Symphony Orchestra to be premiered in 2022 at the Barbican in London. His works have been performed in various venues and festivals in UK, Finland, France, Norway, Sweden, Spain, Bulgaria, Canada and USA by orchestras and ensembles such as Orchestre national d’Île de France, Jyväskylä Sinfonia, Philharmonia OrchestraUusinta Ensemble and Kreutzer Quartet among others.

In 2016, Joel was granted a membership as one the youngest ever members of the Society of Finnish Composers (Suomen Säveltäjät ry). He spent his childhood in Germany and Luxembourg.


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Photo by © Anniina Järventausta