The winner of Primus Ikaalinen 2012 is Tan Jia Liang from China
Primus Ikaalinen 2014 Contestants
• Xuan Shi, China • Sergey Lobkov, Russia • Guillaume Fric, France • Radu Laxgang, Moldova • Petar Maric, Serbia • Henriikka Santamaa, Finland • Joni Stein, Finland
Sata-Häme Soi Accordion Festival
The idyllic centre of Old Town Ikaalinen is filled with musicians and friends of accordion music summer after summer. Who would have guessed that the accordion would develop into such a fascinating and versatile instrument over time when the first accordion was patented in Vienna in 1829. There are no linguistic or cultural barriers when friends of accordion music from all around the world come together. Music is in the air in the Festival Park and in the concert venues for a week. Both amateurs and world class musicians perform at Ikaalinen – providing the festival audience with an astonishing variety of musical styles.
The accordion is the mirror of the Finnish soul - creating happiness, joy, and good ambiance. We welcome you to this unique midsummer event with a special flavour.