Heikki Nikula

Heikki Nikula

The okapi roams free.

Instrument group
Bass Clarinet

I come from Seinäjoki in Southern Ostrobothnia.

I have played with the orchestra since 1991.

I like to perform repertoire that features my own instrument, the bass clarinet, which began to be played in orchestras only around the time of Wagner. Outside the orchestra free improvisation is near to my heart.

In Helsinki I am particularly fond of the Töölönlahti and its surroundings.

The highlights of the spring 2016 season are 17 and 18 February, when the programme features Prokofiev  and Tchaikovsky’s sixth symphony, as well as Sibelius’ fifth symphony in May (6.5.).