Antti Hernesniemi / About
My name is Antti Samuli Hernesniemi (born 1950). I am a Finnish composer-pianist. My music is based for a part on classical art music tradition and on contemporary new art music as well as on jazz and folk music but much on my own instinctive creative work at piano. I started to compose in teens in 1960’s. Being a medical doctor (grad. 1978) and Dr. Med. Sc.(grad. 1999) I started to create music not only in small forms as I was used to do - songs, little piano pieces - but in large forms too. It was the time of my early musicology studies at the University of Helsinki since 2002 which I continued at the Åbo Academy University in Turku in 2010. There I made my MA in musicology. My first CD “Compositions 1 – Sävellyksiä 1” with its two piano works “Mies soittaa rannalla” - “Man playing on the shore” - and “Runoelma” -“Poem” - and the music for the choreographic play “Nouseva muoto” -“Ascending form” - are all results of a artistically strong and creative time. My first CD single Compositions 2 with Bachette and Symphony 68001 was published in 2012. My new CD has the name Bridge / Silta (2017). It is published by MSR Classics. Please see review by Colin Clarke (a photo on this site). - Antti.