Born in Kuopio, violist Vuokko Lahtinen is currently studying at the Universities of the Arts in Berlin and Helsinki as a student of teachers Wilfried Strehle and Pirkko Simojoki. She has previously studied at the Paris and Helsinki Conservatories, as well as in Jorma Panula’s Young-Conductor courses. Her previous viola teachers have included Ulrich Knörzer, David Gaillard, Tommi Aalto, and Helge Valtonen.
Chamber music has brought Lahtinen all over the world, from Svalbard to the Loire Valley in France, from the peaks of Luosto to the Kumaus-festival in Lappenranta.
Lahtinen has gained orchestral experience from the Berlin Philharmonic, the Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Herbert von Karajan Academy Orchestra, Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Helsinki Philharmonic, Finnish National Opera orchestra, and the Avanti! Chamber Orchestra.
Multidisciplinary work is very important to Lahtinen. She has ongoing projects with the Spektum Records record company, media artist Otso Havanto, and dancer Kauri Sorvari.