About us

kohoBeat is a non-profit group of young people whose purpose is to contribute to the development of Arts, especially the art of music, in Finland. Most of its members are or have been students of the Sibelius Academy. Their most remarkable characteristics are the enthusiasm and the serious commitment with which they prepare each of their events.

kohoBeat ry is registered in the National Board of Patents and Registration of Finland (valid in all EU and other countries) with the registration number 202.067.

About the word "kohoBeat"

'Koho' has its origin in the Finnish word "kohotahti" and 'beat' comes from the English term "upbeat". Both refer to the same musical concept, the upbeat, which is the impulse that precedes the very first sounds of a musical piece and which sets the musical process in motion. That is precisely what kohoBeat pretends to do and to be.

Founding members

Left to right: Javier Arrebola, Jimmy López, Markko Flores (back), David Claudio
Photo: Heikki Tuuli

The board

Markko Flores (President)
Jimmy López (Vice President)
Javier Arrebola (Secretary)

Honorary Members

Miguel Harth-Bedoya, Conductor.
Pekka Orpana, Ambassador of Finland to Peru.
Gustav Djupsjöbacka, Rector of the Sibelius Academy.

Web, poster and invitation design

Mika Mäkinen
Víctor Pérez