Savonlinna Opera Festival

Orchestra

The Savonlinna Opera Festival Orchestra draws on musicians from over ten Finnish orchestras and free-lancers, though it has past the twenty years or so had a nucleus chosen from the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Helsinki Philharmonic, the Finnish National Opera Orchestra and Tapiola Sinfonietta.

Any vacancies are filled with artists who have proved themselves to be of the highest artistic calibre and who are willing to adapt to the changing and often difficult conditions in Olavinlinna Castle.

During festival summer 2023 in Savonlinna Opera Festival Orchestra will play:

I-violin 

Deshayes Sari
Haavisto Matilda
Koivisto Juha-Pekka
Koponen Matti, consertmaster
Lasonpalo Jyrki
Loppela Taru
Nuora Liisi-Kapanen
Pulakka Pekko, consertmaster
Watanabe Lila
Taskila Virpi
Wesslund Maija

II-violin 

Asplund Tommi
Eklund Heini
Helasvuo Susanne
Ignatius Terhi
Rantamäki Kati
Savolainen Salla
Suorttanen Susanna
Trygg Aleksi
Tuovinen Teemu

viola 

Aalto Jussi
Dingstad Jakob
Linnove-Pulakka Minna
Mangeloja Maria
Moggach-Laivaara Carmen
Pulakka Pekka
Reskalenko Olgae

cello

Aalto Janne
Alikoski Arto
Bucht Laura
Carlsson Johan
Peltonen Jussi
Välimäki Virpi

double bass

Hänninen Oskari
Koivukangas Sami
Koskela Jani
Matero Tuomo
Väätäinen Ville

flute 

Laivaara Ilkka
Närhinsalo Matti
Villanen Jenny

oboe 

Malmivaara Paula
Niemikunnas Sanna
Röömussaar Nils

clarinet 

Luuppala Markku
Mäenluoma Eeva
Stenström Patrik

bassoon

Padinki Asko
Seppelin Sari
Vihtkari Tuukka

french horn

Huuskonen Satu
Miettunen Miska
Paajanen Mika
Parkkinen Seppo

trumpet

Kilpinen Tapio
Lundell Touko
Tuomisalo Mika

trombone 

Lehtinen Vesa
Lindberg Anna-Liisa
Severeide Olav

percussion

Kurri Jyri
Markkanen Jussi
Mäenpää Ari-Pekka
Wikström Tomi

harp

Severeide Päivi
Vartiainen Kirsti

quitar

Eskelinen Juha