Tarmo Järvilehto, piano

Tarmo Järvilehto is a lecturer in piano performance at the Lahti Conservatory. He studied piano at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki as a student of Tapani Valsta.  In 1988 he was awarded at the Maj Lind piano competition, and then named “Young Artist of the Year” by the city of…

Vuokko Lahtinen, viola

Vuokko Lahtinen’s musicianship is defined by a love and trust for music’s humanity and ability to strengthen empathy. As an artist, it is important to her to fortify the position of music as the voice of society, as well as bring art to a position of essential need for a…

Helmi Malmgren, clarinet

Helmi Malmgren is a young and diverse clarinettist based in Helsinki. She is regularly performing in orchestras and festivals all around Finland. In addition, music has taken her to the Nordic countries, the USA, Canada, France, Spain and Romania. Chamber music and ensemble playing is closest to her heart and…

Martin Malmgren, piano

Pianist Martin Malmgren has made himself known as a versatile performer, equally at home on stage as a soloist, a chamber musician, and a lied pianist.  With an unusually wide repertoire ranging from early baroque up until the music of our times, he takes delight in surprising his audiences by…

Laura Martin, cello

Laura Martin is a very versatile musician. In addition to her passion for the classical music repertoire, she always had a strong interest in art in general and likes to experiment and see how they can interact and enrich each other to deliver a specific message. She likes to think…

Joonas Pekonen, violin

Joonas Pekonen currently studies with Krysia Osostowicz at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He received his Bachelor’s degree from the Sibelius Academy, where he studied in the studios of Tero Latvala and Merit Palas. Pekonen also attended the Junior Department of the Sibelius Academy. His other significant musical…

Anders Paulsson, soprano saxophone

Since his Carnegie Hall debut in 1992, Anders Paulsson (1961) is widely recognized as one of the finest soprano saxophonists in the world.  His musicianship has inspired a succession of over 50 international composers to write solo concertos and chamber music for him. He has performed concerts in 27 countries…

Minna Ristamäki, accordion

Minna Ristamäki is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in accordion from the Sibelius Academy of the University of the Arts, Helsinki, under professor Matti Rantanen. Before this, she was a student in the youth department of the same academy.  Ristamäki has studied at international masterclasses under teachers such as Geir…

Livia Schweizer, flute

Italian-Swiss flutist Livia Schweizer began to study flute at the age of 8 at the Conservatory of Livorno (Italy) in the class of Mauro Rossi, and has won several prizes in different national competitions in Italy since the age of 13. After graduating from Livorno with the highest grade in…

Aku Sorensen, violin

Sounds of Luosto artistic director Aku Sorensen is a Finnish-American conductor and violinist, born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area of California and currently based out of Helsinki, Finland.  A blossoming early career has led Sorensen to conduct major orchestras in Finland and around the world, including, among…