Teppo Hauta-aho

Post is not available in the requested language For the sake of viewer convenience, the content is shown below in the alternative language. You may click the link to switch the active language.Teppo Hauta-aho (1941) studied the double bass at the Sibelius Academy in Finland. After receiving his diploma in 1970 he continued his education in Prague. In the period 1965-1972 he was employed at the Helsinki Philarmonic Orchestra, and he was the vice leader in the Finnish National Opera…

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Teppo Hauta-aho (1941) studied the double bass at the Sibelius Academy in Finland. After receiving his diploma in 1970 he continued his education in Prague. In the period 1965-1972 he was employed at the Helsinki Philarmonic Orchestra, and he was the vice leader in the Finnish National Opera Orchestra from 1975 to 1999. Hauta-aho has also worked in several smaller ensembles. During the 1980s, Hauta-aho turned much of his concentration into composing. He wrote works for string ensembles, jazz groups and solo instruments, and in 1986 he won the acclaimed Prix Reine Marie-José with his Fantasy for Trumpet and Orchestra. Hauta-aho has several times received the Finnish Arts Council’s grants for artistic work. In 2003 he won the Recognition Award for composition from the International Society of Bassists and the 1st prize in the 3rd BIBF Composition Competition, United Kingdom for the Duo Basso II/III.