My name is Maria Aaltonen. I will start my studies at Sibelius Academy next autumn. I found this festival from Facebook last year and got now a chance to come here. And this year I wanted to come again and enjoy this nice group atmosphere. My older sister listened to Nightwish right from the beginning and introduced me into the world of Nightwish. I have played piano in music school for 10 years and Nightwish has widen my musical perspective during these years. I have already played here Elton John’s “Your Song” and Foo Fighter’s “Walk”. And I will sing one of Nightwish songs in World Music Night. Nightwish has given me courage to be myself and helped me to find my own path. I think you can hear the influence of both Sibelius and Nightwish in the music I have composed for piano.