The 20th Congress of IOSOT 1 - 6 August, 2010

General Information

Ms. Jutta Jokiranta, DTh
Congress Secretary
P.O. Box 4
FI−00014 University of Helsinki
E-mail: iosot-2010 AT
phone: +358 9 191 24348

If you have questions concerning registration, accommodation, travel etc, please contact:
TAVI Congress Bureau
Papinkatu 21, FI-33200 Tampere, Finland
Tel. +358 3 233 0400
Fax. +358 3 233 0444

Opening Ceremony Sunday, 1 August, 18:00


The Opening Ceremony will be held on Sunday, 1 August, at 18:00 (6 pm) at the University Main Building, Great Hall, Aleksanterinkatu 5 (on the map).

Opening Ceremony and Helsinki University Reception

Jean Sibelius:

Joonas Kokkonen:
Paavo’s Monologue ”I have yet, before I die,
to speak to the Finnish people”
from the Opera The Last Temptations

Esa Ruuttunen (Soloist), Hannu Kiiski (Cello)
& Ruut Kiiski (Piano)

Thomas Wilhelmsson
Rector of the University of Helsinki
The Opening of the Congress

Arie van der Kooij, Secretary of the IOSOT
The 60th Anniversary of IOSOT

Felix Mendelssohn:
Two Arias from the Oratorium Elijah:
“Lord, God of Abraham" (1 Kings 18:36–37),
“It is enough" (1 Kings 19:4, 10)

Raija Sollamo, President of the IOSOT
Presidential Address:
Why Translation Technique and Literalness again? The Renderings of the Infi nitive Absolute
in the Septuagint of Jeremiah

After the Ceremony, Rector Thomas Wilhelmsson invites all participants to the University of Helsinki Reception.

RuuttunenEsa Ruuttunen (baritone) gave his debut concert in Helsinki in 1981. He was awarded the second shared prize in the international song competition in Geneva. Ruuttunen started as a soloist in the Finnish National Opera in 1987. Among the numerous roles he has performed are the leading role in Aulis Sallinen’s Ratsumies (Horseman), Verdi’s La Traviata’s Germont, Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor’s Enrico, Wagner’s Parsifal’s Klingsor, Lohengrin’s Telramund, The Flying Dutchman, Rheingold’s Alberich and Wotan, Siegfried’s Wanderer, Götterdämmerung’s Alberich, Strauss’s Salome’s John the Baptist, Beethoven’s Fidelio’s Pizarro, Puccini’s Tosca’s Scarpia, Britten’s Peter Grimes’ Captain Balstrode, Merikanto’s Juha and Kokkonen’s Last Temptations’ Paavo Ruotsalainen.
In 2000, Ruuttunen was the Artist of the Year at the Savonlinna Opera Festival. In recent years, Esa Ruuttunen has created a growing international career. He has been a guest soloist both in the U.S. as well as in Europe, including Deutsche Oper Berlin and the State Opera in Bavaria.

Ruut KiiskiRuut Kiiski (1984) graduated from the church music department of Sibelius Academy in 2008. Her main instrument is piano but nowadays she concentrates on choral conducting. She will soon complete her diploma in conducting in Sibelius Academy. Kiiski conducts two choirs in Helsinki, the Academic Choral Society and a mixed choir Cantabile.

Hannu KiiskiHannu Kiiski (1956) started his studies in Tampere Conservatory in 1965 and continued in the Sibelius Academy during the years 1971–79 with Erkki Rautio and Arto Noras. He is a member of Trio Finnico and the founder of the Total Cello Ensemble. Besides his concert career he works as a cello lecturer in the Sibelius Academy.