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Strathmore’s Who’s Who Honors Wilho F. Saari

Wilho F. Saari, of Naselle, Washington, has recently been recognized as a VIP Member by Strathmore’s Who’s Who for his outstanding contributions and achievements in the field of Performing Arts.

Naselle, WA, September 23, 2015 --( About Wilho F. Saari

Wilho F. Saari is a composer and performer of the musical instrument the kantele. The kantele is a traditional plucked string instrument of the dulcimer and zither family native to Finland. He is a fifth-generation Finnish American player of the kantele, the Finnish psaltery. Kreeta Haapasalo, a well-known kantele player in Finland in the 19th century, was his great-great grandmother. He was awarded the Governor's Heritage Award for his work popularizing and teaching the kantele. Mr. Saari was one of ten recipients of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) award of an NEA National Heritage Fellowship, the country's highest honor in the folk and traditional arts. He performed at FinnFest USA '06, an annual national festival, where he participated in the world premiere of a Kantele Mass composed by Jarkko Yli-Annala. Mr. Saari has produced music CD’s and has over 4000 musical compositions in progress.

About Strathmore’s Who’s Who

Strathmore's Who's Who publishes an annual two thousand page hard cover biographical registry, honoring successful individuals in the fields of Business, the Arts and Sciences, Law, Engineering and Government. Based on one's position and lifetime of accomplishments, we honor professional men and women in all academic areas and professions. Inclusion is limited to individuals who have demonstrated leadership and achievement in their occupation, industry or profession.
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