Elina Viitasaari

Elina Viitasaari

I like Helsinki on the whole: the city’s neither too big nor too small. Here you’ll find both old and new, and our capital city is beginning to be nicely cosmopolitan.

Instrument group
I violin
Bio

I am from Oulu – like a surprising number of others in the orchestra.

I joined the orchestra in autumn 2014 when to my great delight I was selected as 1st Violin.

I like to play all kinds of music. I played in the orchestra of the Finnish National Opera for almost six years, so opera music is very dear to me. Fortunately I still get to enjoy it in the summertime with the Savonlinna Opera Festival orchestra. I also play jazz and rhythm music in a string quartet with my friends. Composer Sid Hill is currently composing a new string quartet for us, which we are eagerly awaiting.

I like Helsinki on the whole: the city’s neither too big nor too small. Here you’ll find both old and new, and our capital city is beginning to be nicely cosmopolitan.

"This is your world, shape it or someone else will."

ENJOY A CONCERT IN THE COMFORT OF YOUR VERY OWN ARMCHAIR 

You can now watch and listen to HPO concerts in the comfort of your very own armchair, streamed online.
The pre-concert talk (in Finnish) will help to put you in the mood. During the interval you can also meet more interesting people and hear what goes on behind the scenes.