Teuvo Taimioja, guitar

Teuvo Taimioja, guitar

Photo Tuomas Tenkanen

Teuvo Taimioja is a multifaceted guitarist, who wants to explore musical surfaces and possibilities in different styles.

 Taimioja has played concerts in events such as WhatEverWorks-festival, Tampering festival, Joutsentanssi, Oulu’s Guitar Festival, Joensuun kitarakevät, KitaraNova-festival and UNM-festival, the last of which the Finnish National Broadcasting Company recorded. He is founder and one of the artistic directors of the KitaraNova-festival and serves as the Vice President of Kitara Nova ry.

In 2022, Taimioja got third prize at the Northeast Scotland classical guitar music award competition and in 2019 he was selected as favourite of the audience at Tampere’s guitar competition. Besides playing concerts, he also teaches at Luhmo. Taimioja has performed world premieres of pieces from Robert Ruohola, Joel Verner, Pekka Koivisto, Leevi Räsänen, Stephen James Webb and Joachim Schneider. In addition to guitar playing, he loves good coffee, petting dogs and playing some good chess.

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