Helsinki Chamber Soloists
Senja Rummukainen

Senja Rummukainen

Senja Rummukainen (1994) was awarded the 1st prize in the Finnish National Cello Competition 2014 in Turku. In 2015 Senja was one of the 3 finalists in the international Guilhermina Suggia Prize competition. She has performed at various music festivals such as the Naantali Music Festival, Turku Music Festival, Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival, Kauniainen Music Festival, Oulu Music Festival, Joensuu Music Festival, Grieg in Bergen Festival and RUSK Chamber Music Festival. She was the Young Artist of the Year at the Korsholm Music Festival in 2015. 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 and  Württembergische Philharmonie Reutlingen. She has recorded 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 at the Sibelius Academy with Professor Marko Ylönen and at the Folkwang University der Künste with Professor Young-Chang Cho. 2016-2017 she was an exchange student in Truls Mørks class at the Norwegian Academy of Music. Senja has participated masterclasses with professors such as David Geringas, Reinhard Latzko and Wolfgang Boettcher.

Rummukainen is an active chamber musician and is a member of Borea String Quartet. Senjas string trio won the NMH chamber music competition in 2017. Her other chamber music partners has included Pekka Kuusisto, Jaakko Kuusisto, Elina Vähälä,  Cecilia Zilliacus, Niek de Groot, Lise Berthaud Jennifer Frautchi and Oliver Triendl, to name a few. 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.