CV Harpist Sanni Korpelainen

Harpist Sanni Korpelainen

Tel: +358 44 349 0508
Email: sanni@harpisti.art
Languages: Finnish, English, Swedish, German
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Harpist Sanni Korpelainen

Sanni Korpelainen (b.1997, Hyvinkää, Finland) began her music studies at the age of 0 in ballet school and kantele class. At 7 she started harp lessons with Hanna Kenttämies and Pauliina Kallio.

She began working with Hyvink√§√§ orchestra in Finland at the age of 14 and since then has been working regularly with several professional orchestras including Finnish National Opera and Ballet orchestra, Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, Tampere Philharmonic, Turku Philharmonic, Helsingborg’s Symphony Orchestra, Bergen filharmoniske orkester, Lapland chamber orchestra, Avanti chamber orchestra, Sinfonia Lahti, Jyv√§skyl√§ sinfonia, Oulu sinfonia, Ostrobothnian chamber orchestra, Vaasa -, Kuopio -, Joensuu -, Sein√§joki – and Lohja city orchestras as well as with all the Finnish professional Military and Navy bands including The Representative Orchestra of the President of the Republic of Finland; the Guards Band.

She has performed as the young soloist of Hyvinkää orchestra in 2014, young soloist of Bulevardens kammermusiksällskap in 2015 and in 2018 as the soloist of Helsinki NMKY orchestra and Tapiola sinfonietta.

Currently Sanni is finishing her Master of music diploma in harp, electric harp and pedagogy with professor Päivi Severeide and visiting professor Emmanuel Ceysson at the Sibelius Academy of University of Arts in Helsinki. She has also studied as an exchange student with professor Arielle Valibouse in KASK & Royal Conservatorium School of Arts Ghent in Belgium and specialized in orchestra performance with professor Erik Groenestein-Hendriks in Högskolan för scen och musik Göteborg.

The Finnish Paulo foundation has supported her studies with 3.000‚ā¨ grant in 2020 and Hyvink√§√§ city has awarded her as the Young Artist of the Year in 2014.

Education:

  • Hyvink√§√§ Music Institute 2005-2016, teachers Pauliina Kallio and Hanna Kentt√§mies
  • Hyvink√§√§n yhteiskoulun lukio -high school 2013-2016
  • Bachelor of Music Degree 2016-2019, Sibelius Academy of University of Arts Helsinki, professor P√§ivi Severeide and visiting professor Emmanuel Ceysson
  • Master of Music Degree 2019-, Sibelius Academy of University of Arts Helsinki, professor P√§ivi Severeide and visiting professor Emmanuel Ceysson
  • KASK & Conservatorium School of Arts Ghent, Belgium -exchange 2021-2022, professor Arielle Valibouse
  • Academy of Music and Drama at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden – “orchestra interpretation 1”-course spring 2023, professor Erik Groenestein-Hendriks

Orchestral experience:

Has performed as a freelancer harpist with various professional orchestras and ensembles including:

  • Avanti! Chamber Orchestra
  • Bergen Filharmoniske Orkester
  • Finnish National Opera Orchestra
  • Finnish Symphonic Wind Professionals
  • Helsingborg’s Symphony Orchestra
  • Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Hyvink√§√§ Orchestra
  • Joensuu City Orchestra
  • Jyv√§skyl√§ Sinfonia
  • Kaartin soittokunta ‚Äď The Representative Orchestra of the President of the Republic of Finland, the Guards Band
  • Kuopio City Orchestra
  • Lahti Symphony Orchestra
  • Laivaston soittokunta – The Navy Band of the Finnish Navy
  • Lapland Chamber Orchestra
  • Lohja City Orchestra
  • Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra
  • Oulu Symphony Orchestra
  • Rakuunasoittokunta ‚Äď The Dragoon Band of the Finnish Army
  • Sein√§joki City Orchestra
  • Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Turku Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Vaasa City Orchestra

Has performed with international youth and academy orchestras such as:

  • Bergen Filharmoniske Ungdomsorkester
  • University of Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra (UGSO)
  • Helsinki University Symphony Orchestra
  • International Ensemble Modern Academy
  • KASK & Royal Conservatorium School of Arts Ghent Symphony Orchestra
  • Nordea Jean Sibelius Orchestra
  • Orkester Norden
  • Sibelius Academy Symphony Orchestra
  • Vivo Symphony Orchestra

Orchestra Soloist:

Has performed the following works as an orchestra soloist:

  • Ravel: Introduction et allegro with Tapiola sinfonietta, 2018
  • Sibelius: The Bard op.64 with Helsinki NMKY Orchestra, 2018
  • Saint-Sa√ęns: Morceau de Concert Op.154 with Hyvink√§√§ Orchestra, 2014
  • Mozart: Concerto for Flute and Harp in C major, K.299, 2nd mov. with flutist √Ösa Gustavsson and Bulevardens kammarmusiks√§llskap, 2015
  • Hyvink√§√§ Orchestra’s percussion soloist, composer Ville Raasaka’s work “Hammer, hammer on the wall, who’s the fairest of them all?” at the premiere on 21 November 2017 in Hyvink√§√§

Conductors:

Has worked with well-known conductors such as

  • Anna-Maria Helsing
  • Arie van Beek
  • Atso Almila
  • Dalia Stasevska
  • Dima Slobodeniouk
  • Hannu Lintu
  • Jes√ļs L√≥pez Cobos
  • Johannes Gustavsson
  • Karen Kamensek
  • Leif Segerstam
  • Nick Davies
  • Philippe Auguin
  • Robert Reimer
  • Rumon Gamba
  • Sakari Oramo
  • Santtu-Matias Rouvali
  • Sergej Bolkhovets
  • Susanna M√§lkki
  • Tuomas Piril√§
  • Ville Matvejeff

Awards:

  • 2012 Lions Club Hyvink√§√§ Scholarship for Music Studies
  • 2014 Hyvink√§√§ City Award for a Young Artist
  • 2016 Hyvink√§√§ Music Institute Scholarship for Music Studies
  • Hyvink√§√§n yhteiskoulun lukio Scholarships for German 2016, Swedish 2015, 2016, history 2016 and high grades in all subjects 2015
  • 2016 The Martha Organization Scholarship for high grades in all subjects in matriculation examination
  • 2020 Paulo Foundation 3.000‚ā¨ Grant for Music Studies

Festivals:

Has performed at following music festivals and summer courses:

  • Viitasaari Musiikin aika -Time of Music 2017
  • Liminka Music Week 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015
  • Lohjan Musiikkikurssi 2014, 2015
  • Kaarina Music Week 2018
  • Torino Citt√† delle Mille Corde 2017
  • K√§lvi√§n Musiikkileiri, Kohtalona K√§l√§vi√§ -K√§lvi√§ Music Camp 2018, 2019
  • Sysm√§n Suvisoitto -Summer Sounds Festival 2018
  • Helsinki Harp Festival 2020, 2023
  • Gothenburg harp festival 2023

Master classes:

Has participated in master classes given by following harpists:

  • Edmar Casta√Īeda
  • Emmanuel Ceysson
  • Gabriella Bosio
  • Gwyneth Wentink
  • Isabelle Perrin
  • Johannes Wik
  • Linda Wood-Rollo
  • Sivan Magen
  • Susann McDonald
Harpist Sanni Korpelainen