About

Tuomas and Matthieu in Vienna 2016On this blog you can follow our project where we turn our impressions of different wines and wine regions into music and images. We believe that music and arts provide an excellent approach for describing, explaining and understanding wine and the wine culture, and vice versa. We’ll also share some reflections about wine, music and art in general – I hope you can join the conversation!

You can find information on our coming concerts and tastings on the events page.

Who we are…

Tuomas A. Turunen is a Finnish jazz pianist and composer currently residing in France. He has performed concerts in Scandinavia, across Europe and worldwide for over 10 years, and his compositions and arrangements have been released on 12 albums. He received the Jazz Award of Swedish Royal Music Academy in 2009 and won the jury’s special prize at the piano competition of Montreux Jazz Festival 2010. In 2006 he took part in and qualified to the final of the international Jazzverk composition contest.20150506_18-27-15 In recent years, he has received grants for composing from the Arts Council of Finland and the Finnish Cultural Foundation.

Tuomas studied piano and composing at the university of Gothenburg in Sweden. He graduated as Master of Arts in 2009 and lives now in South of France.

Matthieu Guinard is a French wine specialist, an art philosopher and a photographer currently residing in Finland. His professional experience covers a wide range of sectors within wine industry, from organizing wine tasting and sales and managing wine events in France and Finland to import and market studies. He is also the author of Wineops. In the cultural field, he has taken part of a web magazine dedicated to Asian cinema and written theatre plays, poetry, short-stories and fairytales.

Matthieu accomplished his double master’s degree in Art and Philosophy at La Sorbonne and Pantheon-Sorbonne University in Paris in 2007 along with a minor in Cinematography. Thereafter he studied the wine industry, viticulture and oenology at the Burgundy Business School of Dijon where he passed the WSET certification in 2008. He graduated from the Master’s in Wine and Spirits International Trade in 2009 as first in the class.

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