Welcome to my website! I am a harpsichordist born in Helsinki, Finland, and currently living between Helsinki, Berlin and wherever I´m working.
I studied the harpsichord at Sibelius Academy, Helsinki (Master of Music 2010) and Universität der Künste, Berlin with prof. Mitzi Meyerson (Konzertexamen with remark of excellence 2012). I perform in Finland and all over Europe as a soloist and as a member of many different ensembles, among others with Helsinki Baroque Orchestra (dir. Aapo Häkkinen, Finland), Les Ambassadeurs (dir. Alexis Kossenko, France), KORE Baroque Orchestra (Poland) and Barocco Boreale (Finland). I was chosen as the 1st harpsichordist of European Union Baroque Orchestra for the seasons 2013-14, and during that wonderful period I performed in most of European countries with leaders such as Lars Ulrik Mortensen, Stefano Montanari, Rachel Podger and Gottfried von der Goltz. I have had the pleasure to play chamber music with many great European musicians like flutist Alexis Kossenko, gambist Vittorio Ghielmi, violinists Zefira Valova, Riccardo Minasi and Georg Kallweit and many others.
For me it is an important task to perform baroque music in various contexts, for different kinds of audiences. I´ve worked a lot with contemporary dance forms: Years 2012-2016 I performed as a harpsichord soloist of the breakdance show Flying Bach, touring with the Berliner breakdance virtuoso group Flying Steps in Europe, Japan, Russia and Chile. I have worked in many projects with choreographer Anna Mustonen, and our latest production was the performance Di anima et di corpo combining early Italian baroque music to new dance, which we performed many times in Finland 2012-2016 as well as at Bolzano Antiqua festival 2016. I have also taken part in other interdisciplinary projects and arranged early music with electronic music and folk music styles.
Besides various early harpsichord repertoires, I enjoy contemporary music a lot. I´ve premiered and recorded pieces from notable contemporary Finnish composers like Olli Virtaperko, Tomi Räisänen and Timo Alakotila, and Berliner composers like Sarah Nemtsov, Sebastian Elikowski-Winkler and Arne Sanders. I have taken part in Finnish National Opera productions, playing soloistic harpsichord parts of Stravinsky´s The Rake´s Progress (2016) and Saariaho´s Émilie (2015).
I´m currently continuing my studies at the Sibelius Academy aiming for a doctor’s degree on performance. My focus point is the 17th century Italian music, and I´m developing my passion: staging interdisciplinary concerts to create lively connections between early baroque and contemporary music&dance.
Recent years, my work has been funded by Finnish Cultural Foundation, Finnish Music Foundation and Arts Promotion Center Finland.
My first solo cd Affetti e balli will come out by the end of year 2017 on SibaRecords/Naxos. I appear on following recordings:
Barocco Boreale sol. Kreeta-Maria Kentala, Siiri Virkkala & Andrew Lawrence-King: The Folk Seasons. Vivaldi (Alba 2016)
Finnish Radio premiere recordings of works by Olli Virtaperko: In Nomine revised and Fantazia (2015)
European Union Baroque Orchestra dir. Lars Ulrik Mortensen: Four Seasons & String Concerti. Vivaldi (Obsidian 2014)
European Union Baroque Orchestra dir. Lars Ulrik Mortensen: Peace and Celebration. Händelin (Obsidian 2013)
Musica Sequenza sol. Burak Ozdemir: Silent Cantata. J. S. Bach (Sony Music 2013)
Henriksson-Kleemola-Prauda: RindaNickola (SibKaCD085, 2009) (Nominated for the Finnish “Grammy” Emma 2010)