Janne Palkisto

Janne Palkisto (formerly Janne Koskinen) is currently pursuing a PhD in cultural history at the University of Turku, where his research focuses on the life of the clarinetist and composer Bernhard Crusell (1775–1838). A graduate of the University of Helsinki and Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Palkisto works as a presenter and a radio/TV reporter for the Finnish Broadcasting Company (YLE) specializing in classical music. He also writes columns for the Antiikki & Design magazine, and in the past has contributed to various music-related magazines including Rondo and Sibis. In addition, Janne Palkisto has written programme notes for key international music festivals including the Lahti Sibelius Festival and the Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival. In addition he has introduced concerts by the Tapiola Sinfonietta, Kymi Sinfonietta and at various festivals. Palkisto’s publications include the travelling diaries of Bernhard Crusell (2010). He plays the clarinet in the Helsinki Metropolitan Orchestra as well as the Kirkkonummi Chamber Orchestra.