Tomas Djupsjöbacka

Tomas Djupsjöbacka’s path to conductor started already in 2012, when he received coaching from New York Metropolitan Opera Music Director designate Yannick Nézet-Séguin. Since his conducting debut in 2013 with the Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra, Djupsjöbacka has appeared with most of the Finnish orchestras. Djupsjöbacka is the Principal conductor and artistic director of Vaasa City orchestra […]

Jan-Erik Gustafsson

Jan-Erik Gustafsson Cellist Jan-Erik Gustafsson is currently one of the world’s most sought-after soloists and chamber musicians. He began his studies with Markku Luolajan-Mikkola at the West Helsinki Music Institute and studied further with Mikhail Homitser and Frans Helmerson at the Edberg-Musikinstitut in Stockholm, completing his soloist diploma examination in 1992. Gustafsson placed well in […]

Aili Ikonen

Aili Ikonen Singer, composer and lyricist Aili Ikonen is one of most in-demand jazz vocalists in Finland. Her latest album Piirrä minut was released October 2017 to critical acclaim. She has perfomed in numerous esteemed venues both in and outside her home country. Ikonen has been featured as a soloist by many of the most […]

Christian Juslin

Tenor Christian Juslin studied at the department of church music at the Sibelius Academy, and graduated as a voice major. He has studied opera singing with Björn Blomqvist, Peter Lindroos and Jorma Hynninen and participated master classes with Jeffery Goldberg and Bruno Pola. Juslin made his opera debut in Stockholm in 2000, when he appeared […]

Virpi Räisänen

Virpi Räisänen Virpi Räisänen, one of the most sought after Finnish female singers, has garnered an impressive list of honours and achievements both as a mezzo soprano and earlier as a concert violinist. Next to her successful violin career singing was always her other passion. Besides mastering the traditional mezzo soprano repertoire, she has also […]