The Master and Margarita

Nanna Ikonen is a Finnish saxophonist and live electronics artist currently based in Helsinki. At the moment she is working internationally on various projects as performing musician and creative collaborator.

Nanna’s present interests and expertise are in contemporary and new music, live electronics, music theatre, free improvisation, composition and complexed rhythm. Combining these skills Nanna’s electro-acoustic ensemble KOÄX premiered her composition “Not I” in the Gaudeamus Muziekweek 2017. She is a founding member of the music theatre group Sea-Pea-Elle that premiered a full hour show “The Master and Margarita” on the main stage of Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ Amsterdam during the Cello Biennale 2016. Next to that Nanna performs a variety of music genres from classical to punk/progressive rock and works as music educator.

Nanna got her Bachelor degree in Classical Saxophone from Utrechts Conservatorium in 2015 and her Master degree in Live Electronics from Conservatorium van Amsterdam in 2017. Before that she studied music in the Helsinki Conservatory of Music and music pedagogy in Metropolia University of Applied Sciences in Helsinki, Finland.