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Tuomas Lehto performs internationally both as a soloist and chamber musician and he can also be heard at many festivals. Lehto holds the position of 1. principal cellist with the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, he is a member of the New Helsinki Quartet and the Total Cello Ensemble, as well as being the artistic director of the KuruFest festival. Together with the cellist Tuomas Ylinen they founded Cello Academy to provide additional learning opportunities for young cellists.

Tuomas Lehto began his cello studies at the age of three with Anja Maja. In 2000 he continued his studies at the Sibelius-Academy, first with Hannu Kiiski and later with Marko Ylönen and Jan-Erik Gustafsson. During the year 2007-2008 Lehto studied in Stockholm with Torleif Thedéen. In addition he has studied conducting under the guidance of Jorma Panula. 

Lehto has made radio recordings for the Finnish Broadcasting Company and has recorded frequently as a soloist and as a member of various ensembles. In addition he has premiered a number of works including Ville Matvejeff's cello concerto. He is a prizewinner of the Turku Cello Competition in 2006.

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Feb 15 & 16, 2023 at 19:00

Joseph Haydn, Sinfonia Concertante

Kyeong Ham, oboe

Otto Virtanen, bassoon

Hannu Vasara, violin

Tuomas Lehto, cello

Maxim Emelyanychev, conductor

Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra


Feb 19, 2023 at 18:00

Kuhmon Kamarimusiikin talvikonsertissa kuullaan Kelly-Marie Murphyn, Jean Sibeliuksen, Toivo Kärjen, Outi Tarkiaisen, Zoltan Kodalyn ja Jouni Kaipaisen musiikkia. Esiintyjinä ovat Heini Kärkkäinen, piano, Tuomas Lehto, cello ja Kuhmon Kamarimusiikin taiteelliset johtajat Minna Pensola, viulu ja Antti Tikkanen, viulu.


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