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Olli Leppäniemi

Olli Leppäniemi has studied the clarinet at the Sibelius Academy, Norway’s Music Institute and the University of Southern California. He won the first prize at the international Carl Nielsen-contest in 2009, and has after that been the soloist for BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Helsinki City Orchestra, Tapiola Sinfonietta, Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra, the orchestra of Norrlandsoperan, Odsen Symphony Orchestra and the Tivoli Symphony Orchestra. He was awarded the Musician of the Year-prize in Denmark in 2011. Leppäniemi is the section principal for the clarinets at Turku Philharmonic Orchestra, and has had the same position at Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Bergen Philharmonics and Sinfonia Lahti. He often performs with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and the Australian Chamber Orchestra. Leppäniemi is a Buffet Crampon-artist.