Short biography

Joel Järventausta (b. 1995) is a Finnish composer based in Finland and the United Kingdom. He has recently submitted his PhD in Composition at King’s College London, where he studied with Sir Prof. George Benjamin and Prof. Silvina Milstein, supported by the Arts & Humanities Scholarship. In the coming year, he will be working on several commissions including a choral work for Helsinki Chamber Choir, an orchestral work for Jyväskylä Sinfonia and a piano trio for Kamarikesä-festival.

In spring 2022, London Symphony Orchestra conducted by François-Xavier Roth premiered Sunfall at the Barbican in London and took the work on tour to Konzerthaus DortmundElbphilharmonie Hamburg and Musikkens Hus Aalborg. His works have been performed in various venues and festivals in UK, Finland, France, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Germany, 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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