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 "Since 2009, she has wisely focused on singing, and now all of a sudden

 she has a world-class voice capacity. Räisänen interprets the solo songs

 with amazing confidence and boldness."

-Aamulehti-

 

 

"Räisänen's strength lies in the dynamic flexibility of her voice and in her ability to express the nuances of music and drama."

-Kaleva-

 

"Astonishingly naturally Räisänen played and sang simultaneously, as if having an expressive dialogue between bright and dark sides of her personality. She has similar kind of lyrical and radiantly beautiful tone both in her singing voice and in her violin."

-Helsingin Sanomat-

 

 

"...creative tone world accented by mezzo-soprano Virpi Räisänen's magnetic charisma and expression."

-Norrbottens Kuriren-

 

"...the moonlike scenery, which is lightend up by mezzo soprano Virpi Räisänen's radiant, heart touching singing."

-Koillissanomat-

 

"Playfull and surprising Virpi Räisänen shows that one can combine voice and body in many unexpected ways. Sequenza III from Luciano Berio is exploring all the possibilities of a female voice and Virpi was facinating and impressively agile both in her voice and body."

-Östran-

 

   
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risnen_11-08-24_011p-t.jpg Virpi Räisänen, one of the most sought after Finnish female singers, has garnered an impressive list of honours and achievements both as a mezzo soprano and earlier as a concert violinist. Next to her successful violin career singing was always her other passion. After finishing her singing diploma with the highest distinction she has launched a blooming international career as an operasinger and concertsoloist .

 

Her warm mezzo voice and strong musicality is leading her from one success to another. Besides mastering the traditional mezzo soprano repertoire, she has also established herself as a champion of contemporary music having world premiered dozens of new works, most of them written and dedicated to her.

  

During the season 2015 - 2016 Virpi will sing a.o. on stages of La Scala di Milano, De Nationale Opera Amsterdam, Staatsoper Berlin, Finnish National Opera, Helsinki Music Centre, Moscow Conservatoire, Berlin Akademie der Künste, Bergen Filharmonic, Sweden, Austria, USA, etc.

 

 

Since 2012 Virpi Räisänen has functioned as Artistic Director of the Oulunsalo Soi Chamber Music Festival in Finland.  

 

In 2012 ONDINE released her debut lied recital album The Legacy of Mahler and in 2014 Calmo by Lugiano Berio with Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra. Both received wide international acclaim. In 2015 Berio cd was a nominee for The Gramophone Award.

 

 

  

More information about the latest news you will find in the Biography and NEWS section.

       
     On these pages you will find full information about the musical world of an artist in a constant search of new unconventional ways to express her musicality. 

 

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