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The Orchestra of the FNO

The Orchestra of the FNO is the largest orchestra in Finland. Founded in 1963, the Orchestra’s membership was increased significantly with the move to the new Opera House in 1993. Today, the Orchestra has 111 members. In addition to its proper job – opera and ballet performances – the Orchestra regularly gives concerts.

Artist in Association

Esa-Pekka Salonen

Esa-Pekka Salonen

Principal Guest Conductor

Patrick Fournillier

Patrick Fournillier

Guest conductors

Mikhail Agrest
Guest conductor
Mikhail Agrest
Philippe Beran
Guest conductor
Philippe Béran
Nick Davies
Guest conductor
Nick Davies
Patrick Fournillier
Principal guest conductor
Patrick Fournillier
Garret Keast
Guest conductor
Garrett Keast
Kurt Kopecky
Guest conductor
Kurt Kopecky
Kuusisto Jaakko
Guest conductor
Jaakko Kuusisto
Lasonpalo Erkki
Guest conductor
Erkki Lasonpalo
Hannu Lintu, photo Veikko Kähkönen
Guest conductor
Hannu Lintu
Paul Mägi
Guest conductor
Paul Mägi
Paul Murphy
Guest conductor
Paul Murphy
Pietro Rizzo
Guest conductor
Pietro Rizzo
Esa-Pekka Salonen, photo Katja Tähjä
Guest conductor
Esa-Pekka Salonen
Skalstad Per Kristian
Guest conductor
Per Kristian Skalstad

Leaders

Iivonen Petteri
1st leader
Petteri Iivonen
Jukka Merjanen
1st leader
Jukka Merjanen
Manfred Grasbeck
2nd leader
Manfred Gräsbeck
Johannes Latvala
3rd leader
Johannes Latvala
3rd leader
Andrus Haav

I violin

Ulla Davidsson
Musician
Ulla Davidsson
Musician
Ruth Haav
Ei kuvaa
Musician
Tuomas Ikonen
Musician
Emilia Karjunen
Satu Koivula
Musician
Satu Koivula
Mikk Murdvee
Musician
Mikk Murdvee
Benita Nordell
Musician
Benita Nordell
Perelló Henrik
Musician
Henrik Perelló
Aet Ratassepp
Musician
Aet Ratassepp
Ei kuvaa
Musician
Anna Tapio-Paarvala
Muusikko
Sachiko Uchida
Ei kuvaa
Musician
Leho Ugandi
Timo Vanhamäki
Musician
Timo Vanhamäki

II violin

Tuuli Talvitie
Principal
Tuuli Talvitie
Alternating principal
Maija Linkola
Ei kuvaa
Deputy principal
Kati Juselius
Deputy principal
Anna Husgafvel
Alexander Bargman
Musician
Alexander Bargman
Eveliina Rasanen
Musician
Eveliina Räsänen
Sophia Miettunen
Musician
Sophia Miettunen
Liisa Karikuusi
Musician
Liisa Karikuusi
Musician
Arja Puntila
Musician
Markku Sihvonen
Minna Kinnari
Musician
Minna Kinnari
Luis Fiestas
Musician
Luis Fiestas
Ei kuvaa
Musician
Kari-Pekka Immonen
Ei kuvaa
Musician
Ilona Vuorenoja
Riikka Sintonen
Musician
Riikka Sintonen
Riikka Kokkonen
Musician
Riikka Kokkonen
Asterstad Dora
Musician
Dora Asterstad
Virpi Taskila
Musician
Virpi Taskila

Viola

Riitta-Liisa Ristiluoma
Principal viola
Riitta-Liisa Ristiluoma
Marilou Robitaille-Hains
Principal
Marilou Robitaille-Hains
Deputy principal
Carl Lee
Remi Moingeon
Deputy principal
Rémi Moingeon
Lintunen Markku
Musician
Markku Lintunen
Minna Linnove-Pulakka
Musician
Minna Linnove-Pulakka
Ari-Pekka Hamalainen
Musician
Ari-Pekka Hämäläinen
Maarit Kantola
Musician
Maarit Kantola
Katja Perälä
Musician
Katja Perälä
Silja Salorinne
Musician
Silja Salorinne
Kaisa Pulkamo
Musician
Kaisa Pulkamo
Jussi Aalto
Musician
Jussi Aalto
Mussafia Déborah
Musician
Deborah Mussafia

Violoncello

Jussi Vahala
Principal cello
Jussi Vähälä
Peltonen Samuli
Principal cello
Samuli Peltonen
Jaakko Paarvala
Principal
Jaakko Paarvala
Kirsti Väyrynen-Lausund
Deputy principal
Kirsti Väyrynen-Lausund
Johan Carlsson
Musician
Johan Carlsson
Jussi Viitala
Musician
Jussi Viitala
Ei kuvaa
Musician
Ville Turunen
Anne Lagercrantz
Musician
Anne Lagercrantz
Jussi Seppanen
Musician
Jussi Seppänen
Laura Bucht
Musician
Laura Bucht

Double bass

Sami Koivukangas
Double Bass Soloist
Sami Koivukangas
Ei kuvaa
Principal
Henri Dunderfeldt
Principal
Petri Mäkiharju
Tapio Lydecken
Deputy principal
Tapio Lydecken
Petja Wagoner
Musician
Petja Wagoner
Marko Mikkola
Musician
Marko Mikkola
Miika Asunta
Musician
Miika Asunta
Juha Pesonen
Musician
Juha Pesonen

Harp

Stefania Saglietti
Principal
Stefania Saglietti
Alternating principal
Päivi Severeide

Flute

Timo Pulakka
Principal
Timo Pulakka
Bogányi Bernadett
Alternating principal
Bernadett Bogányi
Matti Närhinsalo
Deputy principal
Matti Närhinsalo
Ilkka Laivaara
Musician
Ilkka Laivaara
Mervi Kuhanen
Musician
Mervi Kuhanen

Oboe

Janne Korhonen
Principal
Janne Korhonen
Veera Pesu
Alternating principal
Veera Pesu
Antti Hartikainen
Deputy principal
Antti Hartikainen
Laura Kemppainen
Musician
Laura Kemppainen
Amelia Coleman
Musician
Amelia Coleman

Clarinet

Niina Selin
Principal
Niina Selin
Tuulia Ylonen
Alternating principal
Tuulia Ylönen
Patrik Stenstrom
Deputy principal
Patrik Stenström
Arto Vainio
Musician
Arto Vainio
Veera Myllyniemi
Musician
Veera Myllyniemi

Bassoon

Principal
Asko Padinki
Ei kuvaa
Alternating principal
Janne Pulkkinen
Yasuko Matsuzaki-Svala
Deputy principal
Yasuko Matsuzaki-Svala
Ilmari Kuoppa
Musician
Ilmari Kuoppa
Heikki Simola
Musician
Heikki Simola

Horn

Ei kuvaa
Principal
Tommi Viertonen
Jose Luis Cortell Ano
Alternating principal
Jose Luis Cortell Año
Tuomo Eerikainen
Deputy principal
Tuomo Eerikäinen
Hannu Kilpi
Musician
Hannu Kilpi
Terhikki Tapani
Musician
Terhikki Tapani
Ei kuvaa
Musician
Juha Leppämäki
Maria Luhtanen
Musician
Maria Luhtanen

Trumpet

Touko Lundell
Principal
Touko Lundell
Esko Savioja
Principal
Esko Savioja
Javier Cantos Sanchez
Deputy principal
Javier Cantos Sánchez
Musician
Mika Tuomisalo
Scott Natzke
Musician
Scott Natzke

Trombone

John Kotka
Principal
John Kotka
Vittorio Brunod
Alternating principal
Vittorio Brunod
Olav Severeide
Alternating principal
Olav Severeide
Francisco Couto
Musician
Francisco Couto
Chisari Francesco
Musician
Francesco Chisari

Tuba

Simo Finni
Principal
Simo Finni

Timpani

Jukka Koski
Principal
Jukka Koski
Samuli Viitanen
Alternating principal
Samuli Viitanen
Heikki Parviainen
Deputy principal
Heikki Parviainen
Antti Suoranta
Deputy principal
Antti Suoranta

Percussion

Virva Kuusi
Principal
Virva Kuusi
Keijo Puumalainen
Alternating principal
Keijo Puumalainen
Ei kuvaa
Deputy principal
Uolevi Högström
Ei kuvaa
Deputy principal
Jerry Piipponen