Monday 11th Dec, at Tenhola parish hall, 7pm. Serving glögg from 6.30pm.

Saturday 16th Dec, Ekenäs Church, 7pm. Serving glögg from 6.30pm.

You are Warmly welcome to this uplifting medley of traditional Christmas music mixed with Christmassy Classical music. Free entry. Programme 20 €

Frida Backman, Violin & Kaisa-Mari Pulkkanen, piano

"Bach to Bach"

Back to Bach

in Matteuksenkirkko, Turunlinnantie 3 in East Helsinki from 19:00-20:00

This solo recital blends the old with the new creating a space for reflection, relaxation and rejuvenation.

Improvisation in the moment

J.S.Bach: Partita nr 2 in D minor

Walter Wolff: Suite for solo violin

L. Mårtenson: Stormskärs Maja

Free entry. Programme 10€

This concert is dedicated to Walter Wolff (1981-2023)

Concert violinist Frida Backman lived in the UK for a long period and is now settled in Raseborg, Finland. She is a highly sensitive performer, an orchestral soloist and chamber musician. Passionate about bringing live music to people she performs in a wide range of settings from recitals at festivals to more intimate, private settings such as music mediation concerts, improvised personalised "heart music" events and family life events, including funerals. Private bookings can be invoiced through her company Backman Concerts.

New thoughts on teaching music creatively and freely led to setting up Frida's studio - a small scaled private violin school in Raseborg focusing on fostering expressive, soulful playing and training performance skills in collaboration with the local parishes providing entertainment locally for seniors.

Frida has experience of leading workshops in improvisation to string teachers as well as students.



This recital programme offers some very beautiful, fiery and rhytmical classical music. All the works are from the period just before the world wars from different corners of Europe including the violin
sonata by Edward Elgar composed around the time of his famous cello Concerto. This emotional work is contrasted by Bartok's spirited Romanian folk dances and Saint-Saëns Havanaise, a violin virtuoso piece inspired by the Cuban "habanera" rhythm, famously used in Bizet's Carmen. The programme also features a "light summer breeze" in Sibelius little charachter piece "Dance Idylle" op 79/5.

Frida Backman violin & Kaisa-Mari Pulkkanen piano

INKOO CHURCH WED 31.5. at 13.00 free entry, programme 10 €

TAMMISAARI CHURCH TUES 18.7. at 19 free entry, programme 20 €

SALO CHURCH SUN 23.7. at 20 free entry, programme 10 €


Frida has dug deep into archives and libraries and has collaborated with many living composers to bring forth new works and the rediscoveries of older forgotten ones. Recent projects include a cycle of J.S.Bach violin works in the shape of music meditations, assisting the publication by Fennica Gehrman of the printed sheet music to the previously lost neo-romantic violinsonata by Yrjö Kilpinen in collaboration with composer Walter Wolff. The Kilpinen Violin Sonata was premiered in New York and Helsinki together with pianist Collin Hansen. In Spring 2023 Frida developed a brand new concept of concert series with personalised improvised music - MUSIC OF THE HEART - a fusion of relaxation, and meditation with healing, channeled music for the participants.

The album titled "Integration - the solo violin over five centuries" showcases the the 500-year old history of the violin and is dedicated to everyone interested in the voice of the violin, its emotional expressiveness and the solo repertoire. It includes four premiere recordings of music by composers Walter Wolff, Roger Wanamo, Zura Dzagnidze and Lasse Mårtenson. Reviewed in Swedish by Leif Nysten here in VN .

MUSIC OF THE HEART, Billnäs March-April 2023

in Spring 2023: Fri 10.3, 31.3, 14.4, 28.4. at 7 pm

A holistic sound treatment by violinist Frida Backman offers relaxation and an opportunity to open into the now-moment with healing music vibrations in a supportive and safe environment. Sound vibrations impact mind, body, emotions and contact with the soul.


The album INTEGRATION - Fuga 9474 can be bought at any Backman Concert live event for 20€.
Alternatively please contact us by
email at backmanconcerts(at) to receive your copy in the post.


Walter Wolff Stråkkvartett, 2021

Yrjö Kilpinen Violin Sonata Op. 87, completed by Walter Wolff *, premiere in Helsinki & New York 2019

Walter Wolff Integration, Suite for Solo Violin, 2018

Harri Wessman "Vintergatan", a work for soprano and violin, 2018 to a poem by Z.Topelius, supported by SLS, Svenska Litteratursällskapet.
Harri Wessman 2016 Anna Variations for Fiddle and Piano

Erik Bergman Piano Trio from 1939, repremiered by The Backman Trio in 2011 in Finland and United Kingdom, courtesy of the Bergman Collection, Paul Sacher Foundation, Basel, Switzerland.

Jean Sibelius'small pieces, not currently in the standard piano trio repertoire, and

Fantasia from Korpo Trio, recorded on FANTASIA (Fuga 9371), 2014

Roger Wanamo 2007, The Night of the Humble Flea, for violin solo

Zura Dzagnidze 2005, Intruder for solo violin and backing track

Zura Dzagnidze 2005 - Estonia String Quartet

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