The ICMA Jury continues to grow and welcomes Rondo Classic, the biggest magazine for classical music in the Nordic countries. It has about 7000 subscribers and over 20.000 readers. The magazine was founded in 1963. It covers Finnish and international music life, publishing interviews, reportages and critiques. Classical music, opera, music education and cultural policy are the main topics of the magazine, but it covers also music theatre, world music and sometimes ballet and jazz.
The publisher of Rondo Classic in Classicus Ltd. It publishes also music books and CD’s. The internet site of the magazine is: www.rondoclassic.fi. From 2009 to 2012 Classicus ran also the radio channel Rondo Classic, which is also a member of the ICMA Jury and now operated by another company under the name ‘Classic Radio’.
Harri Kuusisaari was born in Turku, Finland. He began his music studies when he was 12 years old, with piano and clarinet in the music institute in Lapua. He continued the music studies in the conservatoire of Tampere, clarinet as his main instrument. At the same time he studied journalism in the University of Tampere (master degree). Mr. Kuusisaari worked as a music critique in several newspapers already while studying musicology in the University of Jyväskylä (master degree).
Mr. Kuusisaari began to work as an editor in Music Magazine Rondo in Helsinki in 1992, and in 1996 he was appointed as editor-in-chief of the magazine. He continued to wriote for various newspapers . Mr. Kuusisaari has written a history of Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra and book about soprano Soile Isokoski (Minerva, 2006). He has given lectures about music and culture journalism for instance in Sibelius Academy and Metropolia University of Applied Sciences.