Paavali Jumppanen


Paavali Jumppanen
Since Finnish pianist Paavali Jumppanen's New York debut in 2001 presented by Young Concert Artists, he has toured extensively in the U.S. performing at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, at the Metropolitan Museum, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, the Morgan Library and Museum in New York, and as soloist with the New York Chamber Symphony at Lincoln Center. He performs a wide range of repertoire, including the complete cycle of Beethoven Piano Sonatas cycle, which he has recorded for release this spring. He also recorded the complete Piano Sonatas by Pierre Boulez, which earned the praise of London’s Guardian as “the best recorded disc of Boulez’s piano music so far.” He also recorded the complete Beethoven Sonatas for Piano & Violin with violinist Corey Cerovsek; the CD received the Midem Prize of Cannes for best chamber music disc of the year.
This year, Mr. Jumpannen returned to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston this year to begin a two-year project focusing on works by Schumann and Stockhausen. He frequently appears as soloist with orchestras throughout Finland, and has also performed with the Melbourne Symphony, Oslo Philharmonic, Stuttgart Philharmonic, Australian Chamber Orchestra, and the BBC Symphony Orchestra. He regularly performs in major festivals including the Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival in Finland, as well as the La Roque d’Anthéron Festival and the Messiaen Festival in France. In 2015, he will be the artistic director of the PianoEspoo festival in Finland.
Born in Espoo, Finland, Paavali Jumppanen entered the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, and from 1997 to 2000 studied with Krystian Zimmerman at the Basel Music Academy in Switzerland, where he also studied the organ, fortepiano, and clavichord.

(As of June 2014)