Violinists Minna Pensola and Antti Tikkanen have been chosen as the Artistic Directors of Kuhmo Chamber Music. They are both well known as soloists, inspirational chamber musicians and orchestral leaders. They are also members of the internationally successful string quartet Meta4. The Festival's previous Director, Vladimir Mendelssohn, died in August. He had held the position since 2005.
Minna Pensola and Antti Tikkanen will take over as co-Artistic Directors immediately. The first programme they will plan entirely will be that for 2023, as next year's Festival will be based on Vladimir Mendelssohn's original programme for 2020 and has as its theme the Art of Illusion.