Pianist, arranger and composer Jukka Nykänen (b. 1976 in Helsinki, Finland) studied piano at the Espoo Music Institute with Kata Nummi and at the Sibelius Academy with Teppo Koivisto. His studies also included composition, keyboard harmony and lied. He graduated in 2004 and had his debut recital in 2006. He has also attended masterclasses by Konstantin Bogino, Matti Raekallio, Liisa Pohjola and Pascal Devoyon.