Siljamari Heikinheimo appears regularly as a chamber musician and as a soloist. She has been working in the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra as a first violinist since year 2012 and also worked there as a substitute third concertmaster. She has worked in Helsinki Philharmonic as a leader of the second violin section and during spring she will be working in the Royal Opera in Copenhagen. She appears regularly at several festivals like Kuhmo chamber music festival, Iitti music festival, Hauho Festival and Crusell Festival. She has done solo recordings to the Finnish Broadcasting Company.
When she was four years old, started Siljamari Heikinheimo violin lessons in Espoo musicschool with Päivyt Meller and Grazyna Gebert. In 2003 she continued her studies at the Sibelius-Academy with Merit Palas. In Sweden she has studied in Edsbergs musikinstitut with Ulf Wallin (2005-2008). In 2011 she finished her studies with Petri Aarnio and played her final exam with exellent points at the Sibelius-Academy. Chamber music she has mostly been studying with Paavo Pohjola, Marko Ylönen and Mats Zetterqvist. The most significant masterclasses have been with Mi-Kyung Lee, Pavel Vernikov, Hagai Shaham, Ferenc Rados and Ralf Gothoni.
Pictures by Jaakko Paarvala