Between 2017 and 2018, Sauli studied music arrangement at the Sibelius Academy under the guidance of Lecturer Vladimir Agopov.


In 2018, he made his debut as a composer while participating in the overture composition competition held by the Finnish Defense Forces. His work Concert Overture for Symphonic Band won the third prize in the finals, which were held at the Finlandia Hall on 18th of January 2018. In 2019, the President's Orchestra premiered his composition Adagio on the live broadcast of the Independence Day reception (2.3 million viewers). In 2020, Sauli won the Finnish national 'Pirkanmaan Pinna' composition contest with his work Festival Music.

Festival Music (2020)

First Prize in the Finnish national composition contest held by the Pirkanmaan Pinna association.

Premiere 15.11.2020, Helsinki 


Total duration: 6:05 min. 

Grade 4 Concert Band.

Publisher: Finnish Wind Band Association (SPOL)

Concert Overture for Symphonic Band (2018)

Third Prize in an overture composition contest held by the Finnish Defence Forces.

Premiere 18.1.2018, Helsinki. 


Total duration: 6:30 min. 

Grade 5 Concert Band.

Publisher: Leading Tones Music, USA

Adagio (2019)

Commissioned work for the Presidential Independence Day reception in Finland.

Premiere 6.12.2019, Helsinki. 

Total duration: 5:30 min. 

Grade 5 Concert Band.

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MIDI realization

The Guards Band Finland, stream concert

Broadcast from the Presidential Independence Day reception. (backround music)

Military Tapto (2019)

Traditional tapto of the Finnish Defence Forces.

Arrangement for three signal trumpets and a military band. Premiere 15.6.2019.


Total duration: 2:15 min. 

Grade 5 Concert Band.

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The Guards Band Finland, concert 2019