Cello Senja Rummukainen

Senja Rummukainen was awarded the 6th prize in the international Tchaikovsky Competition in 2019. Few years before she won the 1st prize in the national Turku Cello Competition in 2014 and was a finalist in the international Guilhermina Suggia Prize in Portugal.

Rummukainen has played as a soloist with orchestras such as the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra, Krakow Philharmonic Orchestra, Szczecin Philharmonic and the most important Finnish orchestras such as the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra, Tapiola Sinfonietta and Turku Philharmonic Orchestra with conductors like Sakari Oramo, Nicholas Collon, Leif Segerstam, Jonathon Heyward, Dima Slobodeniouk and Jorma Panula.

As a chamber musician, Rummukainen is one of the most popular in Finland. She has been a regular guest since already many years at the most important Finnish festivals such as the Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival and she was one of the artistic directors of Helsinki Kamarikesä festival. In 2022 she was participating Vevey Spring Classic Festival playing together with Janine Jansen, Nils Mönkemeyer, Daniel Müller-Schott and Francesco Piemontesi.

In season 2023/2024 Senja debuts as a soloist with the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, Iceland Symphony and Philharmonic Orchestra of Málaga, to name a few. During years 2017-2021 she worked as a II principal cellist of the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra.

Senja Rummukainen is currently finishing her Konzertexamen studies at the Universität der Künste Berlin with professor Jens Peter Maintz. Before she has studied with Marko Ylönen, Taru Aarnio, Truls Mørk, Young-Chang Cho.

Her instrument is a cello by Giovanni Grancino (1698), generously loaned to her by the OP Art Foundation.