Jean Sibelius was born on August 12, 1865, in Hämeenlinna, Finland. He graduated from the Helsinki Academy of Music when he left high school in 1885. After his studies in 1889, Sibelius began musical composition in Berlin and Vienna. When he came to Helsinki in 1891, the Choral Symphony Kullervo had one of his first achievements. It was then that Sibelius married Aino Järnefelt, who was to introduce six children to him. Then he came back to the Helsinki Music Institute and was a tutor only this period. During 1892-1900 and 1907-1910, he taught two related courses at the Institute of Music of Helsinki. Sibelius has composed his two first symphonies in 1891 and 1901. He composed the Concerto of the Violin in 1903, accompanied immediately by his third symphony. His fourth and fifth symphonies were finished by 1914, and his sixth and seventh symphonies by 1919. He did not write any other significant works from this stage until he died in 1957. The 8th symphony during this time was allegedly made but was lost. He has recorded over 100 solo songs and other minor pieces.
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