"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 Fiordiligi, Lauretta, Mimí 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 for example Pamina in 2012 and Marguerite 2018. 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 and to Seattle as Tatjana in the production of Eugene Onegin.
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