Mikael Loponen

Mikael (born in 2003) started playing the piano at the age of four with his mother. He began his studies at the Music Institute of Turku in 2010 with Timo Terho. Mikael has studied at Conservatory of Turku since 2014 with his current teacher Eveliina Kytömäki. He began studying at the Youth Piano Academy in 2015.

Mikael plays also the violin under guidance of Arja Yurtseven. He has also participated in conducting masterclasses of Jorma Panula. The most important piano performances: Bayreuth 2017, Leevi Madetoja piano competition 2015 and 2018, Turku Philharmonic Orchestra young soloist concert 2016 and 2018. Mikael has taken part in master classes of Claudio Martinez-Mehner, Boris Berman, Emanuel Krasovsky, Konstantin Bogino, Matti Raekallio and Erik T. Tawaststjerna. He has been awarded in Pianoaura piano competition in 2013 and 2016, Leevi Madetoja piano competition in 2015 and 2018 and Steinway Piano Festival in Helsinki in 2016.