Today you may already write the name of the orchestra in present tense!
There are nineteen 15-20-year-old teenagers in the group playing violin, viola or cello. They study at Käpylä music institute, Helsinki, and few of them have already continued their studies at Sibelius Academy.
Besides a regular week rehearsal Virtuosi del Futuro has special rehearsals over the weekend once a while. In recent years the orchestra has also given concerts abroad (Tallinn, Rome, St. Petersburg) and had some international co-operation. In 2009 the orchestra recorded a CD with Johanna Rusanen, the Finnish opera singer.
The repertory of the orchestra is very colourful: from folk music to classic, sometimes tasting even rock and jazz. A many-sided and brave repertory gives the orchestra a fascinating sound and pure joy of making music.
Ahti Valtonen has been the conductor of the orchestra from the very beginning. He is a conductor and the master of violin at Käpylä music institute. Mr. Valtonen has visited many conservatories and music institutes as a pedagogue and a conductor. He has also experience of many music courses in summertime when conducting youth orchestras around Finland. Many young violinists from his class have decided to carry on as a professional musician.