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 established herself as a champion of the contemporary music having world premiered dozens of new works, most of them written and dedicated to her.
Since 2012 Virpi Räisänen has been the Artistic Director of the Oulunsalo Soi Chamber Music Festival.
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