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EDUCATION
2008-2013 Sibelius Academy, Helsinki, Finland; Department of Music (Master of Music). Voice teacher: Hannu Niemelä, Jorma Elorinne

2004-2010 Turku University of Applied Sciences, Finland; Vocal Pedagogy (Bachelor). Voice teachers: Pia-Gunn Anckar, Kaisu Helminen

Kaisa has also received vocal coaching from Finnish opera singers Johanna Rusanen and Kai Valtonen and Milano-based professor Anatoli Goussev.

OPERA ROLES
2019 Aida (G. Verdi), Aida (concertante)
2018 Tales of Hoffman (J. Offenbach), Giulietta (concertante)
2010 Valon ääni (Chamber Opera The Sound of Light) (Markus Virtanen), Laura, Helsinki (w.p.)
2006 Kaappi (The Closet) (Seppo Pohjola), Wife, Turku
2005 Magic Flute (W.A. Mozart), 1. Lady, Turku
2004 L’incoronatione di Poppea (G. Monteverdi), Damigella
2002 Moomin Opera (I. Kuusisto), Snork Maiden, Turku
2002 Ludus Danielis, Habakuk, Naantali

MASTER CLASSES
Martin Katz, Eytan Pessen, Juha Uusitalo, Camilla Nylund, Mikko Franck, Dorothy Irving, Harald Bjørkøy, Gunnar Forshuvud, Stephen Stubbs, Märta Schele, Marjut Hannula, Hannu Niemelä

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Selected performances
2019 W.A. Mozart: Requiem (soprano soloist) Pro Notre Dame at Turku Cathedral
2018 G.Verdi:Requiem (soprano solois), Salo and Hämeenlinna
2017 G. B. Pergolesi: Stabat mater (soprano soloist), Lieto
2016 W. A. Mozart: Requiem with Turku Cathedral Oratory Choir (soprano soloist)Turku
2016 Concert tour as a soloist in Mallorca, Spain with Organist Kalevi Kiviniemi and Chorus Cathedralis Iuniorum
2015 Cappella Cathedralis concert at Turku Cathedral, soprano soloist
2015 Chorus Cathedralis Iuniorum concert at Turku Music Hall, soprano soloist
2015 A. Schnittke:Requiem (soprano soloist)with Cappella Cathedralis Turku & Salo
2014 W.A. Mozart: Requiem (soprano soloist) with Chorus Cathedralis Iuniorum and Turku Cathedral Youth Choir
2014 L. Onerva’s songs -concert as a soloist with Hämäläisen osakunnan laulajat -Choir, Helsinki and Akaa.
2013 Markus Virtanen: Sinä olet jo läsnä for soprano, baritone, chinese percussions and organ (world premiere)
2013 B. Britten: Rejoice in The Lamb (soprano soloist), Turku
2013 HelTen Brass Ensemble Mikko Heiniö: Framtidens skugga for soprano and a Brass Ensemble, Helsinki
2013 Ilmari Krohn: Lieder eines Wanderburschen song cycle at Sibelius Academy Music Hall, Helsinki
2013 Markus Virtanen: Triptyykki for soprano, piano and cello (world premiere)
2010 G. Monteverdi: Membra Jesu Nostri (soprano soloist), with Hämeenlinna City Orchestra
2009 Barock-music concert with Opus X (soloist)
2007 The Finnish Navy Band (soprano soloist)

Premieres
Markus Virtanen: Cantata on the 1st Sunday after Money Laundering (2019) (w.p.)
Matti Heininen: Joulun tähti (2015) (w.p.)
Markus Virtanen: Sinä olet jo läsnä for baritone chinese percussions and organ (2013) (w.p.)
Markus Virtanen: Triptyykki-suite for soprano, cello and piano (2013) (w.p.)
Markus Virtanen: Valon ääni chamber opera (Laura) 2010 (w.p.)
Iida Antola: 3 Songs by L. Onerva (2011) (w.p.)
Arne Nordheim: Tre voci for soprano and chamber orchestra (2006) (f.p.)
Per Nørgard: Plutonian Ode (2005) (f.p.)
Kalevi Aho: Rakkaus on musta leijona for four female voices (2002) (w.p.)

LANGUAGES
Finnish (native), English (fluent), German (fluent), Swedish (fluent), also some studies in Italian and French.
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