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Petteri Salomaa is one of the internationally most successful male finnish vocalists of his generation. He studied on the opera studies programme of the Sibelius Academy.
Salomaa’s career took off when he was just 19 on winning the men’s category of the Lappeenranta Singing Competition in 1981. He made his debut for the Finnish National Opera in 1983 as Figaro in the Marriage of Figaro.
He has appeared in numerous roles in many of the major European opera houses and has been a regular performer at the Finnish National Opera.
Salomaa has also performed frequently as an oratorio and concert soloist with many of the most important orchestras in the Nordic region as well as with several prominent European and American orchestras. He is also an active and versatile lied singer.
Petteri Salomaa has in excess of thirty recordings to his name, many of which have received international awards.
In addition to his artistic career, Salomaa has worked in expert positions and positions of responsibility in the arts sector and as a pedagogue. He was Professor of Vocal Music at the Sibelius Academy from 2003–2008 and from 2008 he is Visiting Professor of Singing at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm. Salomaa graduated as a Doctor of Music from the Sibelius Academy in 2003.