Senja Rummukainen

Senja Rummukainen (b. 1994) was awarded the 1st prize in the Finnish National Cello Competition 2014 in Turku. In 2015, Senja was a finalist in the international Guilhermina Suggia Prize competition. She has performed at various music festivals such as the Naantali Music Festival, Turku Music Festival, Kauniainen Music Festival, Oulu Music Festival, Joensuu Music Festival, Grieg in Bergen Festival and RUSK Festival, to name a few.

Senja was the Young Artist of the Year at the Korsholm Music Festival in 2015 and has been part of the “Young chamber musicians”-program at the Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival since 2016. She has played as a soloist with orchestras such as the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, Turku Philharmonic Orchestra, Kuopio Symphony Orchestra, Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra, Vaasa City Orchestra, Pori Sinfonietta, Savonlinna Orchestra, Orquestra Sinfónica do Porto Casa da Música, Württembergische Philharmonie Reutlingen and Bad Reichenhall Philharmonic. She has made recordings for YLE.

Senja Rummukainen started her master studies at the Universität der Künste Berlin with Professor Jens-Peter Maintz in 2017. Before that she has studied with Taru Aarnio, Marko Ylönen, Young-Chang Cho and Truls Mørk. Senja has participated masterclasses with professors such as David Geringas, Reinhard Latzko and Wolfgang Boettcher.

Rummukainen is an active chamber musician and is one of the artistic directors of the Chamber Summer Festival, together with Johannes Piirto, Kasmir Uusitupa, Tami Pohjola and Riina Piirilä. In 2017 she became the 2nd principal cello in the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra. Currently Senja plays a cello by Stefano Scarampella (1897), generously loaned by Jorma Panula.