"I was meant to do this!" That is the feeling I get when I'm singing, acting, making music. I was born into a musical family, so in a way, I had no choice but to become a person who dedicates her
life bringing joy to people through music. It's my passion, it's my life!
I started my studies at the age of five by playing the piano in my home town Kuopio, Finland; that continued for ten years until I discovered my voice. I began developing my voice at the Conservatory of Kuopio, with Leila Kilpinen, followed by bachelor studies in Jyväskylä University of Applied sciences with Päivi Virolainen-Kalpio and master studies in Sibelius-Academy with Marjut Hannula. I also studied privately in Vienna with Hilde Zadek. I owe these wonderful ladies a great deal of gratitude for giving me tools to become a singer!
After winning two major singing competitions in Finland, Timo Mustakallio 2008 and Lappeenranta 2010, I suddenly found myself working as a full time singer. I made my operatic debut as Violetta Valery in Jyväskylä Opera's production of La Traviata in 2008. After that I've had the privilege to work as a guest with Finnish National opera in roles such as Zerlina, Lauretta, Mimí, Corinna and many others. My artistic relationship with Savonlinna Opera Festival began in 2005 as I entered the Festival Choir as an alto singer. My debut as a soloist took place on that same stage in a production of Carmen as Frasquita in 2010. Other roles in Savonlinna have been Zerlina in 2011 and Pamina in 2012 and 2014. I took my first international steps in a production of La Boheme in Graz Oper as Mimí in 2010. Following this, my international invitations have taken me, for example, to Bregenz Opera Festival as Liú in a production of Turandot.
My career has taken me to many places, but so much more is yet to be discovered! As a freelance singer, traveling is a huge part of my life and I love getting to meet so many people and immerse myself in different cultures! Singing aside, my other passions in life lie on the golf course, on a yoga mat or at a horse track :)
Aria Album Sweet Rapture and Heartache - Beloved Opera Arias for Soprano
Marjukka Tepponen soprano, Kuopio Syphony Orchestra, conducting Alberto Hold-Garrido
Mozart, Donizetti, Bellini, Gounod, Charpentier, Strauss
producer Laura Heikinheimo
recorded in Kuopio Music Centre
Available in: www.alba.fi, www.fuga.fi, www.allmusic.com, www.naxosdirect.se, www.discovery-records.com, www.europadiscs.co.uk, www.prestoclassical.co.uk
Finnish opera and concert singer.
Boris Orlob Management International Opera Artist Kalle Kanttila
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