YAMsession 2016 - Meet the Producers

Two expert producers from Finland and the Netherlands will join Producers' Forum 2016 in Larvik
30 Aug, 2016

One of the YAMsession 2016 highlights will be the fourth edition of the YAMsession Producers' Forum. Two international producers will meet for the first time and will work together intensively during the YAMsession with a music group - novices in young audiences music productions- to create a new production on the spot for the YAMsession audience.

YAMsession is proud to present the two 2016 expert producers:

Caecilia Thunnissen (The Netherlands)

Stage director holds an MA degree in theatre, direction and acting. She has directed Wagner operas in Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, and been dramaturge and company manager of Dance Company Nanine Linning at Theater Osnabrück (Germany), having a production nominated for Der Faust (Germany’s most prestigious theatre prize). She has been assistant director at the Dutch National Opera, and she is the founding director of WANNAPLAYground, an interactive playground for grown-ups involving music and lights. Since February 2015, Caecilia has been artistic director of Oorkaan. Founded in Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw in 2000, Oorkaan is the only organisation in the Netherlands dedicated exclusively to the creation of high-quality staged concerts for young audiences. Oorkaan was behind the 2015 YAMawards winner Production of the Year, Glimp.

Reijo Karvonen (Finland)

Music teacher, musician, singer/songwrite and producer. Educated at the Sibelius Academy Helsinki in 1979, he has been a performing artist since 1973. A pioneer in Finnish popular music, he has released several albums and formed part of the popular Finnish band Ikaros. For more than 30 year, Karvonen has worked as a music teacher, and he has performed numerous concerts in day cares and schools all over Finland. Since 2010, Reijo has been Artistic Coordinator and Producer at Konserttikeskus, the national Finnish school concert association, coaching new programs and artists for young audiences.

Stay tuned for details about the 2016 Producer Forum music group: Trio Vario

Want to know more about the YAMsession Producers' Forum? check out the documentaries from YAMsession 2015, "You need trust" and YAMsession 2014