Mervi plays her own piece in China Finland Winter Sports Year 2019 Opening Ceremony
Mervi was called onstage for a spectacular music and figure skating show in January 2019. The event, that was held in Shougan, the future venue of Winter Olympic Games in 2022, was linked to the meeting of President of Finland Sauli Niinistö and The President of the People’s Republic of China, Xi Jinping. Highlighting the start of intensive cooperation on winter sports training between the two countries, the show displayed top ranked figure skaters, sportsmen and artists from both China and Finland. The event was in essence a fantastically displayed, theatrical and visually rich spectacle on ice, that was broadcasted by Chinese TV channel CCTV5, and shown on the event of the Chinese New Year.
Mervi was starring at the event with Finnish celebrities such as pop singer Isaac Elliot and merited festival choir Ylioppilaskunnan laulajat. Her partner on stage was an Espoo based synchronized skating team Lumineers, whose young skaters formed a part of the ice show within the official soundtrack of the event. They skated into Mervi’s original composition Winter Storm, which was chosen to the program by the festival committee and integrated into the festival music track composed by the Chinese. Mervi has previous experience in producing music for sports events, and she is now continuing to collaborate with Lumineers for their next season program.
DVD-publication in making: Night by the Sea
Yes, it was the enchanting piece of music – Night by the Sea – by Heino Kaski, a Finnish composer, that was chosen to be the topic of our first official video release 🙂 The video publication is now getting its final touches, and the results are already looking very good… Although there were many surprises in the making of the music video – such as a breathtaking storm that appeared on the exact date and place of the outdoor shoot – things are getting nicely together for the publication. Stay tuned for more news, such as the publication date and the follow-up live event as the highlight of our music-filled summer season!
Mervi & Virva “Celebrating Finland 100 years” in for a music video
Hello! It’s been about half a year since the publication of our M & V -album, and we are about to pack our bags for a video shoot trip to Athens! The track concerned is one of the most typically Finnish tracks in the album. Our music video will be directed by young, talented actress and filmmaker
Maria Raptaki. We are very excited, since she has got a diverse professional profile and has an impressive list of international projects in her CV… Give it a try and guess, which track we are going to film on…Did you already get our album from the store? If not, you can order it HERE
Osallistuin v. 2016 Tarja Turusen “Brightest Void”-rockalbumin tekoon. Tarja, jonka kanssa olen saanut työskennellä useana vuonna, inspiroi minua suuresti mystisellä äänellään, ja onnistuin yhdessä sellisti Max Liljan kanssa luomaan taianomaisen jousimaiseman sooloineen Paul McCartneyn eeppisen “House of Wax” -kappaleen cover-versioon:
TARJA OFFICIAL’S ANNOUNCE in FB (5th Aug):
Today my new album “The Shadow Self” is out.
We made it together with Alissa White-Gluz – Official Page, Toni Turunen, Michael Monroe, Fernando Scarcella, Chad Smith, Mike Terrana, Alex Scholpp, Julián Barrett, Nicolas Polo Baterista Argentino, Pit Barrett, Jim Dooley, Kevin Chown,Doug Wimbish, Anders Wollbeck, Christian Kretschmar, Guillermo De Medio, Izumi Kawakatsu, Max Lilja ( The Official ), Luis Conte, Bart Hendrickson, Mervi Violin, Miguel Ricardo Borzi, Mel Wesson, Within Temptation, Tim Palmer at ’62 Studios, Atli Örvarsson, Jetro Vainio, Torsten Stenzel, Mario Altamirano, Daniel Willy, Charlie Waymire, Alexander Krull (Official), Justin Shturtz at Sterling Sound, Estudio PUNTO-Eugenio Mazzinghi-, Ricardo Pasin, Maia Rohrer, Büro Dirk Rudolph, Nordenfeldt, Sirja Tiilikainen, Tim Tronckoe photography. Thank you all for your art.
From today on “The Shadow Self” and its prequel album “The Brightest Void” belong to the fans.