Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION

MA (Ed), University of Turku, Finland

Vocal Coach, Turku Music Academy, Finland

MMus, Opera, Sibelius Academy, Päivi Nisula, 2006–2011

Private lessons with Eva Blahová (Slovakia), Dorothy Irving (Sweden), Dale Fundling (France), and most recently with Finnish opera singer Kai Valtonen

OPERATIC ROLES, e.g.

Countess Ceprano and Giovanna, Verdi: Rigoletto (dir. Pertti Pekkanen)

Devil’s Advocate, 13th century opera Ludus Danielis (dir. Uli Korhonen)

Fillyjonk, Ilkka Kuusisto: Moomin Opera (dir. Marko Autio)

Queen, Marko Autio: Adalmina’s Pearl

Mother, Humperdinck: Hansel and Gretel

Donna Elvira, Mozart: Don Giovanni (dir. Markus Lehtinen)

Agatha Sjöroos, Tim Page and Sami Klemola: Lovers of Mankind (dir. Sasha Mäkilä)

First Lady, W.A. Mozart: The Magic Flute (dir. Sakari Oramo, Santtu-Matias Rouvali)

OPERA, roles studied

Mimi, Musetta, Tosca, Liu, Amelia, Leonora, Desdemona, Fiordiligi, Countess, First Lady, Donna Elvira, Mikaela, Agatha

PERFORMANCES WITH ORCHESTRAS AND CHOIRS, e.g.

Turku Philharmonic Orchestra (dir. Jani Telaranta, Markus Lehtinen, Leif Segerstam)

Laivaston soittokunta – The Finnish Navy Band (dir. Timo Kotilainen, Guntis Kumacevs)

Pohjanmaan sotilassoittokunta – Ostrobothnia Military Band (dir. Sami Salmivuori)

Akademiska Orkestern (dir. Sauli Huhtala)

Sibelius Academy Symphony Orchestra (dir. Markus Lehtinen, David Claudio)

Aurinkolaiva baroque orchestra

Turku Ensemble

Kamariyhtye Dux ry chamber orchestra

Naantali Music Festival chamber orchestra (dir. Heikki Rainio)

The Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra (dir. Tomás Hanus), Czech Rebublic

Pro Musica Symphony Orchestra, Stockholm (dir. Glen Mossop)

Kampus Sinfonietta, Turku (dir. Markus Yli-Jokipii)

Helsinki University Symphony Orchestra (dir. Mikk Murdvee)

Vaasa City Orchestra (dir. Anssi Mattila)

Seinäjoki City Orchestra (dir. Anssi Mattila)

Tallinn Baroque Orchestra (dir. Heikki Rainio)

Turku Conservatory Chamber Orchestra (dir. Markus Yli-Jokipii)

Chorus Cathedralis Iuniorum (dir. Heikki Rainio)

Chorus Gratiae (dir. Miika Hartikainen)

Puolala School music classes choir (dir. Aila Arola)

The Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra (dir. Sakari Oramo, Santtu-Matias Rouvali)

ORCHESTRAL AND CHORAL WORK

Charpentier: Messe di Minuit, Te Deum (broadcast on Yle)

Kraus: Funeral Cantata for Gustav III (broadcast on Yle)

Schubert: Mass in G

Mozart: Requiem, Mass in B minor, Missa Solemnis, etc.

Bach: Christmas Oratorio, St. Matthew Passion, Magnificat, cantatas

McCartney: Liverpool Oratorium

Williams: Serenade to Music

Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Madetoja: Planeettain laulu (Song of Planets)

Wagner: Wesendonk Lieder

OTHER

The Swedish Cultural Foundation in Finland – several scholarships, latest in 2013

City of Turku, grant for Mikko Nisula’s commissioned composition in 2012

The Finnish Cultural Foundation, team Pajala-Isomäki-Lehikoinen, commissioned composition in 2012

The Society of Finnish Composers, team Pajala-Isomäki-Lehikoinen, commissioned composition in 2012

Extra chorus in Aida (x2), Boris Godunov, Don Carlos, Turandot

Toivo Kuula Singing Competition 2012 finalist (4th), in Alavus, Finland