Fan­ny Sö­der­ström

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.