12th – 13th February 2022

EPTA Finland will hold its Annual National Conference in Kajaani from Saturday 12th to Sunday13th of February 2022.

The program includes lectures and teaching demonstrations by Eveliina Kytömäki and Eeva Havulehto, a lecture recital by Eveliina Sumelius and memoirs by Katariina Liimatainen, performances by students of the Kainuu Music Institute as well as an Evening recital by Marko Mustonen.

The National Piano Conference takes place at the Kainuu Music Institute, at Kaukametsä Culture and Congress Centre, Koskikatu 2, 87200 Kajaani.

tel. +358 447100934


Saturday 12th February

10h00  Registration (Registration continues 13h00)
11h00  Opening of the Conference

Katarina Nummi-Kuisma, President of the Piano Teachers’ Association, Eeva-Maria Nivalainen, Rector of the Kainuu Music Institute

11h15  Student Concert performed by students of the Kainuu Music Institute

12h00  HIP and the charming Haydn -Teaching demonstration and lecture

                   byEveliina Kytömäki

13h00  Lunch (at own cost) Registration continues

14h30  A Moment with Debussy -Teaching demonstrationby Eeva Havulehto

15h30  Exhibition of new learning materials

16h30  Annual Meeting

– Break –

19h00  Evening Recital by Marko Mustonen, F.Chopin: Etudes op.10 and op.25
20h00  Social Evening

Sunday, 13th February

11h00 The significance of the 1920s French Modernism in enriching piano

           repertoire and playing methods- Lecture Recital by Eveliina Sumelius

12h00 Guest hour Marko Mustonen interviewed by Eeva Sarmanto-Neuvonen

12h30 Break

12h45 Vienna, Prague, Moscow – Echoes of the past world, Memoirs at the piano  by Katariina Liimatainen

14h00 Closing of the Conference


Please registrate by paying the participation fee to the bank account of the Piano Teachers’ Association IBAN: FI55 1014 3000 1414 87 BIC/SWIFT: NDEAFIHH by 10th January 2022 at the latest. The name of the participant should be seen in the receipt of the payment.

Participation fees
Members and students 80 €
Pensioners 50 €
Others (non-members) 130 €

No separate daily fees.

The participants marked in the list of members of the Piano Teachers’ Association and having paid the member’s fee of the year 2021 may pay the member’s participation fee.

The reservation fees and the buffet fees are not refundable, except on medical reasons on doctor’s certificate.

NOTICE! Participating in the Piano Conference is free of charge for full-time students of piano pedagogy. Registration by e-mail is required for the participation by 10th January 2022 to the email address sihteeri@pianopedagogit.fi. Remember to mention the name of your institute.

Registration for the Social Evening and Buffet meal in Karanka Restaurant. The Menu and instructions for registration available below.


The statutory Annual Meeting of the Piano Teacher´s Association will be held on Saturday 12th February 2022 at 16h30 at the Kainuu Music Institute, Koskikatu 2, 87200 Kajaani.

The statutory issues of an annual meeting will be dealt with. The rules are available on the website of the association.


There are rooms reserved for the participants of the conference:


Koskikatu 3

87200 Kajaani

tel. +358 8 61641

email: kajanus@scandichotels.com


1 per Standard 96 €/day
2 pers Standard 116 €/day

The prices include rich breakfast with organic products, wireless internet and customer´s sauna.

Please, make the reservation at latest 29th of January 2022 in the booking centre, webpages www.scandichotels.fi/?bookingcode=BPIA120222 or directly at the hotel by using the contact information above and the reservation code BPIA120222


Kauppakatu 20

87100 Kajaani

tel. +358 10 783 2000

e-mail: valjus.kajaani@sokoshotels.fi


1 per Standard 92 €/day
2 pers Standard 112 €/day

The prices include rich buffet breakfast, customer´s sauna and s-card benefits.

Please, book the room by yourself using the contact information above and by using the code “Pianoseminaari”, when making the reservation. The reservations should be made by 11th of January 2022.

Information on Dining

Lunch Saturday 12th of February

Hotel Scandic Kajanus next to the Kainuu Music Institute offers a home-cooked lunch (including a day’s soup, salad, bread, spread, two hot dishes, one of which is vegetarian food, coffee/tea and a small sweet, with iced water as a food drink).

Price 11 €, which everyone pays on site.

Binding pre-registrations and announcements of special diets when registering. Last day to cancel 29.1.2022.

Registration for the Social Evening

After the Evening concert, there will be a gathering in the Karanka restaurant of the Music Institute, where a buffet meal is served for 28 €. Please, notice that the buffet has to be paid in advance upon registration. The products are lactose free. Please, indicate your special dietary requirements when registering.

Buffet Menu

Glazed pork neck

Roasted oven roots

Beetroot oatmeal

Cheese bread salad with lingonberry sauce

Vegetable-pumpkin seed salad

Feta sour cream

Peasant baton

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