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Jakob Dingstad

Jakob Dingstad, alttoviulu
Jakob Dingstad, alttoviulu Picture by: Jussi Nahkuri Radion sinfoniaorkesteri,rso jakob dingstad, alttoviulu 2017

Jakob Dingstad is a Norwegian viola player based in Helsinki, Finland. Since 2017, he holds the position as Principal Viola in The Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra. After years of study at the Barratt Due Institute of Music and the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo, Jakob received his Master’s Degree with Prof. Lars Anders Tomter at the latter institution in December 2017.

In November of 2017, Jakob was soloist with the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra in Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante together with violinist Laura Vikman under the baton of Bernard Labadie.

Already at a young age, he has gained broad orchestral experience in several Nordic orchestras, and is also a sought-after chamber musician. He is a founding member of tongue-in-cheek named Quartetto Testosterone, with a portfolio ranging from American minimalist music to performing Norwegian music in New York’s Carnegie Hall. The quartet played 4 concerts and gave masterclasses in the USA in April 2018. His second string quartet, the Ratatosk Quartet, performed 10 major string quartets in one week at the 2015 Grieg in Bergen festival, received a “Special Mention” at the Janáček Competion in Brno, Czech Republic, and was later that year invited to participate in the Carl Nielsen Competition in Copenhagen, Denmark. Both quartets have taken part in European Chamber Music Academy sessions around Europe.

  • Autumn concerts of the FRSO to be televised live on the Yle Teema channel

    Karita Mattila and EP Salonen among the season performers.

    The Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra begins its autumn season on 4 September under somewhat exceptional circumstances. Audiences are now permitted in the hall again, but to ensure sufficient distancing, only around 400 tickets will be sold.

  • Only chamber music at FRSO concerts until further notice – all broadcast live on Yle channels

    Audiences will not be permitted to attend concerts by FRSO.

    The Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra announced on March 12 that it would continue giving concerts in accordance with the spring season schedule. The concerts would be broadcast live on Yle channels but played to an empty hall. Over the weekend, the management nevertheless decided that a 100-player orchestra working in close proximity would constitute a risk to the musicians’ health Instead, the concerts will, until further notice, consist of music for small ensembles broadcast live on Yle Radio 1 and Yle Areena.

  • Focus on Faust and Dmitri Shostakovich in the FRSO’s 2019/2020 season

    The guest conductors will include Esa-Pekka Salonen.

    The 2019/2020 season of the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra opens with Schumann’s Scenes from Goethe’s Faust, a big coproduction by the Finnish Broadcasting Company (Yle) and the Helsinki Festival. Also enjoying a special status in the season’s varied symphonic offering are symphonies and concertos of Dmitri Shostakovich’s middle period.