Fanny Söderström (b.1993) is a multi-talented young pianist, who glides easily from one style to the other. She is comfortable both as soloist and as chamber musician, and also enjoys working in lied and opera. Söderström’s repertoire embraces works from the beginning of the 1700s, to premieres of new works.
In 2017, Söderström achieved success at the Nordic Piano Competition (finalist) and the Tampere Piano Competition (shared 2nd prize). In the same year, she represented Finland in the international Maj Lind piano competition.
Söderström performs regularly all around Finland. She has performed at the Mäntä music festival, Kokkola opera summer, the Nurmes summer academy and the Eloa festival. Also active internationally, she has performed all around China as well as in Scandinavia, central Europe and Canada.
In 2010 she founded her own orchestra, Oma Orchestra, literally her “own orchestra”. Their first concert was held in Johannes Church in Helsinki in 2011 conducted by Jonas Rannila and Söderström herself was the soloist (Prokofiev Piano Concerto no 1). In May 2015 Söderström debuted as conductor, when she played Mozart’s Piano concerto no. 20 in D minor and conducted the orchestra herself.
Söderström studied piano performance at the Sibelius Academy from 2009-2016 with Tuija Hakkila and Antti Hotti. She is currently undertaking a Masters degree at the Berlin University of the Arts under Björn Lehmann.
Söderström’s career and development are generously supported by the Pro Musica foundation, the Paulo foundation, the Finnish Culture Fund, the Swedish Culture Foundation and the Sibelius Academy.