Musicologist and researcher, Dr Lasse Lehtonen will now take the editor-in-chief’s chair until December 2022. FMQ’s new editor, taking the place of Hanna Isolammi, is Loviisa Pihlakoski.
Lehtonen is a researcher at University of Helsinki and has previously worked as editor-in-chief in several Finnish music magazines and journals. As a researcher he specializes in the study of music in Japan, including musical exchange between Finland and Japan. Pihlakoski has previously held communications and export posts at Music Finland, managing for example the Finnish participation on the Global Music Match project. She has also worked as a publicist for the record label Kaiku Entertainment.
"In my opinion, FMQ is a key channel to discuss themes that may otherwise remain unnoticed in international media. I feel enthusiastic about this opportunity to introduce phenomena of music in Finland to a global audience. During my term as the editor-in-chief, I wish to pay particular attention to the diversity of Finnish musical life as well as highlight themes that have so far received somewhat less attention in public discussion in spite of their significance. I very much look forward to working for FMQ", Lehtonen comments on his new editorial post.