Pauliina Tukiainen, Univ.Prof.

Deputy Head of Department
Univ.-Prof. for Lied arrangement

  • Mirabellplatz 1
  • 5020 Salzburg
The Finnish pianist Pauliina Tukiainen studied piano in her native country and in Frankfurt am Main. She received numerous prizes and scholarships during her Song studies with Hartmut Höll and Anne Le Bozec in Zurich and Karlsruhe.
Pauliina Tukiainen has given Song recitals in renowned concert halls and international festivals such as Musikverein in Wien, the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festival, the Bodensee Festival, Zurich’s Tonhalle, the Liederhalle in Stuttgart, Konserthus Oslo, the Cape Classic Festival in South Africa, the Mehli Mehta Foundation in India, and Saigon Opera House, Vietnam.
Many of the concerts have been recorded live by international broadcasting companies. Her highly acclaimed debut CD, „Mirrors“, including chamber music and songs by Kaija Saariaho and Jean Sibelius, was released by Coviello Classics in 2013 followed by a recording of songs by Alban Berg, Claude Debussy and Richard Wagner.
Her newest CD includes songs by Robert Schumann, Richard Strauss and the world premiere of Wolfgangs Rihms „Ophelia Sings“.
She has been connected to and shared an extensive cooperation with the Bonner Schumannfest where she has also become an artistic adviser as from 2016.
She is an internationally sought-after lecturer at masterclasses and teaches Song interpretation at the music universities of Freiburg and Frankfurt.