FMQ – Aspects of music in, from, and beyond Finland

FMQ began life as a printed magazine (the Finnish Music Quarterly) in 1985, addressing all aspects of the Finnish music scene. Since 2005, it has been serving its readers in digital format as well.

Today, FMQ publishes new items – articles, columns and reviews – on its website on a weekly basis, available at no charge. In addition, a special issue that addresses a specific topic in several articles is published online four times a year.

From 2017 to 2022, a printed edition containing a compendium of items published online during the year was published once a year in December. Since 2023, FMQ has appeared exclusively in a digital format.

The articles in FMQ are written by experts on music both Finnish and foreign. In the course of its history, FMQ has also produced special issues in German, French, Swedish and Japanese.

FMQ is published by Music Finland. Its partners are the Sibelius Academy, the Society of Finnish Composers and the Finnish Musicians’ Union. The magazine is also supported by a grant from the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture, as well as by Kopiosto copying remunerations (from the share of the Society of Finnish Composers).   

Read more about FMQ’s history here.
Description of FMQ's data file and data protection can be viewed here.

Editorial address

FMQ (Finnish Music Quarterly) c/o Music Finland
Keilasatama 2 A
02150 Espoo, Finland
Editorial email: editor@fmq.fi

Subscriptions (printed issue): editor@fmq.fi 

Financial coordination: talous@musicfinland.fi


Lasse Lehtonen
Loviisa Pihlakoski

Editorial board

Olli Virtaperko
Chairman - Composer
Anna Dantchev
Petra Rönkä
Communications Specialist, Finnish National Opera and Ballet
Annamaija Saarela
CEO, G Livelab Tampere
Hannamari Vallila
Journalist, Yleisradio
Sakari Ylivuori
Senior Researcher, National Library of Finland