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Ari Romppanen


/ Studies and academic degrees
Master of Music (Composition), Sibelius Academy, 2008. (Composition studies with Erkki Jokinen, harmony and counterpoint studies with Tapio Nevanlinna.
Bachelor of Music (Music pedagogue, Piano), North Karelia University of Applied Sciences, 2003
Music Instructor (Piano), Joensuu Conservatory, 1998
Composition masterclass: Porvoo Sävellyspaja 2008 with Jouni Kaipainen and Jukka Tiensuu

/ Most important performances
'Interference' in Siba-Fest, Helsinki 2006
'Woodcuts' in Musica Nova Helsinki 2006
'Rho Cas' in UNM festival in Reykjavik, Iceland, 2007
'Rho Cas' in 9th International Piano Festival in Espoo, Finland, 2007
'Lehmä karkaa' broadcast on national television channel Doordarshan, India, 2007
'Eine Kleine Gratulationsmusik II' in Porvoo Summer Sounds 2008
'Sol/Nemesis' in UNM festival in Oslo 2008
'Sol/Nemesis' in Helsinki 2009
'Rho Cas' in Viitasaari Time of Music 2009
/ Recordings
'Brasstasy' for brass quintet in Brass 5: 'In Brass Mood' (JJVCD-08), 2002
'Lehmä karkaa' in 'First operas - five animations' (DVD), 2007

/ Grants
Arts Council of North Karelia, 1999
Sibelius Foundation of the Society of Finnish Composers, 2005
Armas Paloheimo Foundation, 2006

/ Awards
Second prize in the composition competition of 9th International Piano Festival in Espoo, Finland, 2007 (Rho Cas)

/ Memberships
Society of Finnish Composers since 2005

/ Varia
Worked in Buenos Aires in 2006 as invited by the Finnish Embassy in Argentina and
the university of Morón.
Awarded in the 5th open piano competition in Petrozavodsk, Russia, 1996

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