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of mezzo-soprano Virpi Räisänen!
Mezzo-soprano 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. After finishing her singing diploma with highest distinction she has launched a blooming international career as an operasinger and concertsoloist on stages such as Milano La Scala, Berlin State Opera, Dutch National Opera, etc.
Virpi Räisänen’s 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.
Next to her singing career Virpi has shown her organizational skills as Artistic Director of the Oulunsalo Soi Chamber Music Festival in Finland during the years 2012 – 2018. The season 2022-23 she functioned as the General Manager of the Kemi City Orchestra and The Sea Lapland String Quartet.
Have a look and find out more!
Virpi as soloist of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
In February 2023 Virpi has been invited to jump in within one day’s notice as the mezzosoprano soloist for the Ligeti Requiem with Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra […]
Virpi awarded with Three Year State Artist Grant
For the second time during her career Virpi Räisänen has received a three year grant from TAIKE (The Art Development Center of Finland) to […]
The Earth, Spring’s Daughter by Outi Tarkiainen on cd!
Virpi Räisänen’s newest cd appearance as a soloist of Lapland Chamber Orchestra on Outi Tarkiainen’s The Earth, Spring’s Daughter has been published on 7th […]
Autumn 2023 Tokyo Suntory, Sinfonia Lahti, Philharmonie Essen etc
Summer and autumn 2023 are filled with exciting concerts around the world! Among others Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival, Tokyo Suntory Hall, Lapland Chamber Music […]
Trasparente violin-singing solo cd published!
In scale of ten years this extraordinary cd has finally found it’s way out! Trasparente cd has been published on Friday 3rd April 2020. […]