Elis Pehkonen
Composer of 200 works in most genres

My father, Sulo Pehkonen, was born in Karelia, near the Russian border. During the 1917 Finnish Winter War with the Russian Bolsheviks he was separated from his parents and taken to England by a British soldier.

Who suffered most because of Lenin & Stalin? Not just the Finns and other nation states of Eastern Europe, but the whole of Russia. This must not be forgotten and is why I composed Russian Requiem.

From the Herts Advertiser: TWENTY five years of music making will be marked by Carillon in their fourth concert of the current season at St Saviour’s ...  [read more]

Amor Vincit Omnia review

December 13, 2010
Audiophile Audition's Robert Moon gave a 4-star review to a collection of oboe concertos that includes Amor Vincit Omnia. Elis Pehkonen’s Amor Vincit Omnia for ...  [read more]
Recently published by Forsyth's (Forsyth Brothers Ltd) in Manchester, Jewels - Hidden Gems of British Violin Music. Jewels is an album of superb violin music ...  [read more]

New Look

December 26, 2009
We've changed our look a bit in order to accommodate a larger archive of information and to add online ordering of recordings and scores. Please do ...  [read more]