Bands and ensembles

Duo Mene

String duo that is unafraid to step outside the boundaries of classical string repertoire, with Helena Dumell on the viola. Our repertoire spans from classical violin-viola duos to our own arrangements of various kinds of music ranging from Swedish jazz to contemporary pop hits!

Photo credit Jannis Sid


Contemporary Finnish folk music. Debut EP to be released in 2021. 
Main vocals and Kantele - Helena Haaparanta,
Double bass - Maria Lamminen,

Space Forest

Progressive rock project featuring a bunch of extremely talented musicians. Genre-wise we are somewhere between video game music and old-school prog with a pinch of metal. And an electric violin. We will release our debut record in 2021. 


Need beautiful and elegant music for your wedding or other event? Look no further than . We play everything from classical music to evergreens, film and game music and a pinch of jazz, according to your tastes. Our instrumentation is violin/cello as a solo instrument, accompanied by acoustic guitar and double bass.

photo credit: Joonas Tähtinen

Jupu Group
70-s progressive rock group reborn in 2019. Recording an LP in 2021. 

Melpomene Quartet

Despite being named after the greek mythology muse of tragedy, Melpomene is a string quartet born from the desire of the members to delve deep into the world of string quartet music and have a good time doing it. The quartet members are Aino Rautakorpi on violin, Helena Dumell on viola and Annika Furstenborg on cello. Apart from classical music, Melpomene's members are all seasoned session musicians in a more popular music oriented setting. 

Fanni Laurella & Uhrilehto

Moody singer-songwriter music with live strings, folk music influences and slightly twisted lyrics.