Ida Elina

Tuesday 25th June 2019 06:00 pm | Hotel Kalevala
16 € / 12 €

Ida Elina is a modern pop-kantele player, singer-songwriter who amazes with her golden voice. Her unique style developed after seeing some virtuoso slap guitar playing on Youtube and she combines pop music of today with classical and ancient folk tunes in her style of playing.

Ida Elina received the Kantele of the Year -award in 2015. The award is an annual award to recognize significance in kantele achievements as assessed by the Kantele Organization in Finland. Ida Elina is also the winner of the I International Kantele Competitions in 2011. In 2017 Ida Elinan was awarded the Performer of the year award at event/travel professionals Evento Awards.

Ida Elina released her debut album, Songs of freedom, in June 2012. Her Christmas album Valoisaa joulua was released in fall 2013 and a reissue of that album, Valoisaa joulua Bright Christmas (2016) was voted “Christmas album of the year” by radio stations. Her third studio album Hello world was released in November 2015 and her fourth album Game of my life released in October 2018.

Ida Elina is very demanded, charismatic and an uplifting performer who breaks prejudices about kantele music. She has done concerts e.g. in the USA, China, Germany, Switzerland, Belgium and in the Nordic countries. She is headed to China once again in late 2018 and to Canada in the Spring of 2019.