© Elsa Okazaki
Deputy Department Head
Univ.-Prof.in for Lied interpretation⋅Department of Vocal Studies
The Finnish pianist Pauliina Tukiainen is dedicated to the art of song in all its facets. In addition to her busy international concert schedule, she is a sought-after lecturer for master classes and workshops. Since October 2017, she has been a university professor for song composition at the Mozarteum University.Her CD "Serious Songs" with the baritone Arttu Kataja on Alba Records was nominated as "Album of the year" by the Finnish Radio 2020.
The Finnish pianist Pauliina Tukiainen has made a name for herself as a versatile interpreter and as a sought-after professor of song interpretation. She studied piano in her home country and in Frankfurt am Main. During her song studies with Hartmut Höll and Anne Le Bozec in Zurich and Karlsruhe, she was awarded numerous prizes and grants. She received further artistic impulses from Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Ralf Gothóni, Thomas Hampson, Christoph Prégardien and Wolfgang Rihm. Pauliina Tukiainen has given concerts in Europe at the Staatsoper Unter den Linden in Berlin, the Musikverein in Vienna, the Tonhalle Zurich, the Oslo Konserthus, the Hugo Wolf Academy, the Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania Festival, the Bodensee Festival and the Fundación Juan March in Madrid, at the Enescu Festival in Bucharest and in South Africa, India and Vietnam. A long-standing artistic and programmatic collaboration connects Pauliina Tukiainen with the Bonn Schumann Festival, where she created a platform for younger song duos. Concert recordings were made by numerous German and foreign radio stations. After her debut CD "Mirrors" with works by Sibelius and Saariaho, which was also highly acclaimed in the press, further recordings were released on the Coviello Classics label with songs by Berg, Debussy, Schumann, Strauss and Wagner as well as a first recording of Wolfgang Rihm's "Ophelia sings". Her CD "Serious Songs" with baritone Arttu Kataja on Alba Records was nominated by Finnish Radio 2020 as "Album of the year". The duo's latest recording is Schubert's Winterreise, released by Alba Classics in January 2022. In addition to her concert activities, she taught song interpretation at the music academies in Frankfurt am Main and Freiburg and is in demand as a lecturer at master classes, workshops and as a juror at competitions. Since October 2017, Pauliina Tukiainen has been Professor of Lied Interpretation at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg.