from Finland who
attended the Helsinki Conservatory, the Royal Academy of Music, and the Sibelius Academy. His teachers included Jussi Javas, Jorma Katrama, Robin McGee,
and Duncan McTier.
whom he has worked include the Aurora Orchestra, the European Camerata, the Finnish National Opera, the Helsinki
Philharmonic Orchestra, the London Symphony Orchestra, the Royal
Philharmonic Orchestra, Sinfonia Nova, the Tapiola Sinfonietta, the Uusinta Chamber Ensemble, and ZUM.
July 2000, the Uusinta Ensemble appeared at Viitasaari Chapel where they performed James Clarke’s
1”, Franco Donatoni’s “Etwas ruhiger im Ausdruck, Henri Dutilleux’s “Citations”, and Osmo Tapio Raihala’s “Damballa”.
ZUM offered up
a program entitled “Gypsy Tango Inferno” on 19th October
2006 that included “Ancient folk song and 11 seconds of tango”
by Adam Summerhayes, “Daba
Daba Da” by David
Gordon, “Entrerriano” by Rosendo Mendizabal, “Jalousie”
by Jacob Thune Hansen Gade, and “Quejas de Bandoneon” by
Juan de Dios Filiberto.
May 2008, Jani and pianist Joonas
Ahonen and violinist Minna
Pensola gave the world premieres of “Abassonata” by Eerik Siikasaari and “Trio” by Tauno Marttinen in the Chamber Music Hall
at Sibelius Academy.
The LSO were
joined by soprano Deborah Voigt on 12th June 2009 for an evening
of opera highlights that included “Abscheulicher”
from Fidelio by Ludwig van
Beethoven, “Dich, teure
Halle” from Tannhauser
and “Du Bist der
Lenz” from Die Walkure by Richard Wagner, and “Ich kann nicht
sitzen” from Elektra and “Zweite Braut nacht” from Die Aegyptische
Helena by Richard Strauss.
October 2010, the LSO appeared at Barbican Hall for a concert that featured
Antonin Dvorak’s “Violin Concerto”
with soloist Anne-Sophie Mutter, and Leos Janacek’s Glagolitic Mass with organist Catherine
Edwards and the London Symphony Chorus.
The LSO teamed
up with vocalists Whitney Claire Kaufman and Andrew Playfoot
and the London Voices for an evening of film music by Dimitri
Tiomkin on 27th October 2011. A few of the highlights: a suite from The Alamo, the overture from Cyrano de Bergerac, and the world concert premieres of “The
Fall of Love” from The Fall of
the Roman Empire and the theme from Search
February 2012, the LSO, along with soloists Yuri Bashmet
and Anne-Sophie Mutter, delivered the European premiere of Andre Previn’s “Concerto for Violin, Viola and