The coastline and the archipelago of Vaasa and Korsholm are among the most beautiful regions in Finland. Since 1983 Korsholm Music Festival has invited leading Nordic and international artists to perform in the end of July and beginning of August during 8 days with around 30 concerts in different surroundings.
The artistic directors and artists have always been inspired by the light nights and the unique concert sites. Many of the artists have performed in the archipelago of UNESCO´s world heritage site Kvarken. Other exciting areas are the Stundars open air museum with the wooden Solf church, where the festival started, historical Old Vaasa with the beautiful Korsholm Church and the medieval Church of Isokyrö.
The town hall of Vaasa (from 1883) is the center for the festival. The Grand hall is one of the best chamber music halls in Finland. There is also the first Steinway Grand Piano in Finland (documented), since 1892. Several regional concerts are also arranged in idyllic wooden churches in Vaasa Region. Drop-in café concerts with young musicians are have lately been very popular.
Korsholm Music Festival is the center of chamber music in the Ostrobothnian summer. Since 2013 professor and pianist Henri Sigfridsson (Essen) is the artistic director. Around 150 top musicians perform every year that attract around 5500 concert visitors.