Kalinka Pirinen

Kalinka Pirinen

Kaivopuisto and the Eira shoreline are wonderful places all year round and highlight the maritime beauty of Helsinki

Instrument group
I violin
Bio

I was born in Lahti, where I spent the first five years of my life. We then moved from there to Helsinki because of my parents’ work.

I joined the orchestra in 2002, when I was completing my studies at the Sibelius Academy. Getting a job with the philharmonic orchestra was absolutely great and is still one of the highlights of my life!

When it comes to orchestral works I like to play the music of Richard Strauss, Tchaikovsky and Brahms.

Kaivopuisto and the Eira shoreline are full of memories for me. They are wonderful places all year round and highlight the maritime beauty of Helsinki. They are perfect for enjoying the outdoors and spending free time with the family.

The power of doing things together is addictive!

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.