The Sibelius Academy Music Centre

The history of Kallio-Kuninkala

Kallio-Kuninkala was mentioned in the history books for the first time in the 17th century, as one of the farms located around Lake Tuusulanjärvi.

In 1899, the estate was acquired by the family of K. A. Paloheimo, a Finnish industrialist, and since 1975, it has been in the possession of the Leonora and Yrjö Paloheimo Foundation.

The current look of the buildings dates back to the 1920s. The Järvenpää Culture Trail winds through this culturally important environment, protected by the National Board of Antiquities, passing the famous Ainola, Ahola and Suviranta estates on its way to Kallio-Kuninkala.

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Kallio-Kuninkala today

The purpose of the foundation, established by Leonora and Yrjö Paloheimo, son of K. A. Paloheimo, is to protect Tuusulanjärvi’s cultural heritage, which dates back to the golden age at the turn of the last century. Today, the aim is to provide facilities for the training of young musicians in the Sibelius Academy Music Centre at Kallio-Kuninkala. Kallio-Kuninkala is located in the lively, culturally rich town of Järvenpää, which provides an inspiring environment for activities related to arts, research and learning. The founding of the University of the Arts in 2013, as well as collaboration with the city of Järvenpää, have created new possibilities for the estate. The Music Centre was built for the needs of the University of the Arts, and the Sibelius Academy in particular. The facilities can also be used for a variety of other purposes. The stunning environment, cosy kitchen and friendly atmosphere provide a unique setting for various events. Here at Kuninkala, we simply want to take good care of you.