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Emilia Lappalainen

Emilia Lappalainen began to play the violin at the age of five in the Jokilaaksot Music Institute, where her first violin teacher was Tomasz Orzech. Currently her teacher is Janne Jääskelä.

At Summer courses she has been taught by Heini Eklund and Silva Koskela at the Kälviä Music Camp and by Piia Kleemola and Päivi Hirvonen at the Haapavesi Folk -festival.
Emilia won the 1st prize from the Great Composers Competition 2017, she came 2nd at the Great Composers Competition 2016 and she got honorable mention from the ENKOR Competition 2016.

As a soloist Emilia performed the 1st movement of Vivaldi’s A Minor Violin concerto with the Haapavesi Chamber Orchestra (HAKO). Orchestra-playing-experience she has from playing with HAKO and Virtuoso Futuro di Kälviä -String Orchestra.

She has performed also at the Passauer Saiten -Festival in Passau, Germany and at the Uuden Musiikin Lokakuu -Festival in Oulu, Finland.
She performs regularly folk music with Miukeli Ensemble. Her other hobbies are skiing and dancing.