Mika Paajanen

Mika Paajanen

Winners never give up, and those who give up never win.

Instrument group
Section principal

I am from Heinola.

I joined the orchestra in 1996 and have been a principal since 2003.

My most important mentor was Timo Ronkainen.

I like to perform Sibelius and great romantic pieces.

My favourite place in Helsinki is the Kivinokka Café.

The highlight of the spring 2016 season for me is Brahms’ third symphony under Buribayev (12.2.).