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1st leader

Juha-Pekka Vikman

Juha-Pekka Vikman started playing the violin at the age of 8 as the student of Holger Moranti. He continued his studies in the Turku Conservatory and later in the Sibelius-Academy under Professor Tuomas Haapanen. Vikman has furthered his studies with various master classes and studied chamber music with Amadeus- and Alberni-quartets amongst others. In 1977 he received 3rd place in Kuopio’s violin competition.

Juha-Pekka Vikman has performed as a soloist for orchestras in his native country and as a chamber musician in Finland and abroad. He has also been involved in Savonlinna’s Opera Festival Orchestra. Vikman is Turku Philharmonic Orchestra’s 1st leader, a role he moved to from the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra. He is also a member of the Turku Ensemble and the Finnish chamber orchestra, and plays as the Aboa-string quartet’s first violin.