Jean Sibelius, composer
8. 12 1865 – 20. 9 1957
His self-criticism grew so much during the following highly successful decades that he left his admirers waiting for the 8th symphony and other major works – in vain. Since 1904 the composer and his family lived in Ainola, built according to the design of architect Lars Sonck on the scenic Tuusulanjärvi. Except for some brief stays in Helsinki, the family lived in Ainola and continued to host the many visitors enthralled by Sibelius’ music.