Usko Meriläinen

Sibelius prize winner 1965

Usko Meriläinen
Together with Erik Bergman and Einojuhani Rautavaara

Born 27 January 1930 in Tampere, Finland
Died 12 November 2004 in Tampere, Finland

Professor h.c. 1995

Studied in Tampere, Helsinki, Salzburg, Darmstadt and Switzerland

Teacher of music at Tampere University 1966–1987

Chairman:

Society of Finnish Composers 1981–1991

President:

Nordic Music Council 1989‑1990

Honorary Member:

Society of Finnish Composers 1996

Honorary Doctorate:

Sibelius Academy 1997

Works

  • six symphonies
  • other orchestral works
  • two concertos for orchestra
  • four concertos for piano
  • two concertos for cello
  • concertos for violin, flute, guitar
  • five piano sonatas
  • other piano music
  • three string quartets
  • chamber music
  • three ballets
  • electroacustic music
  • radiophonic music

Pro Finlandia Medal 1987

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