Biography

Biography

Anni Laukkanen is a pianist specialized in Lied and chamber music. In the spring of 2014 she received her diploma from Sibelius-Academy with honors and is currently studying at the ”Hanns Eisler” Academy of music in Berlin, in the Lied Class of Wolfram Rieger, where she is intensively working with several singers. While finishing her studies she also works as an accompanist in the singing class of prof. Elisabeth Werres at the “Universität der Künste” in Berlin.

Born in 1989 in Jyväskylä, Finland to a family of musicians, Anni Laukkanen began studying piano at the age of six at the Conservatory of Jyväskylä. In the autumn of 2008 she began her studies at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, where she studied with Juhani Lagerspetz, Erik T. Tawaststjerna, Tuija Hakkila and Ilmo Ranta. In 2012 Laukkanen was accepted as an exchange student to the Conservatory of Paris (CNSMDP) where she studied under the guidance of Claire Desert. In Paris she was also accepted to the Lied Class of Jeff Cohen, which led to concerts for example in the Louvre and Hôtel des Invalides. In Berlin Laukkanen has deepend her knowledge of lied music in various master classes of i.a. Thomas Quasthoff, Eric Schneider, Robert Holl and Rudolf Jansen.

Laukkanen performs regularly as a lied pianist, soloist and chamber musician. The cooperation of many singers has led to concert projects in Finland, Germany and France. In the autumn of 2014 she was selected along with mezzo soprano Amanda Martikainen to participate in the Music festival ”FestivalVocalis” in the Netherlands. In November 2015 she was chosen to the finals of the Nadia and Lili Boulanger Lied competition in Paris together with soprano Lauren Swan Edwards. From the spring 2016 she has a scholarship of the Yehudi Menuhin “Live music now” association.

Anni Laukkanen is a pianist specialized in Lied and chamber music. In the spring of 2014 she received her diploma from Sibelius-Academy with honors and is currently studying at the ”Hanns Eisler” Academy of music in Berlin, in the Lied Class of Wolfram Rieger, where she is intensively working with several singers. While finishing her studies she also works as an accompanist in the singing class of prof. Elisabeth Werres at the “Universität der Künste” in Berlin.

Born in 1989 in Jyväskylä, Finland to a family of musicians, Anni Laukkanen began studying piano at the age of six at the Conservatory of Jyväskylä. In the autumn of 2008 she began her studies at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, where she studied with Juhani Lagerspetz, Erik T. Tawaststjerna, Tuija Hakkila and Ilmo Ranta. In 2012 Laukkanen was accepted as an exchange student to the Conservatory of Paris (CNSMDP) where she studied under the guidance of Claire Desert. In Paris she was also accepted to the Lied Class of Jeff Cohen, which led to concerts for example in the Louvre and Hôtel des Invalides. In Berlin Laukkanen has deepend her knowledge of lied music in various master classes of i.a. Thomas Quasthoff, Eric Schneider, Robert Holl and Rudolf Jansen.

Laukkanen performs regularly as a lied pianist, soloist and chamber musician. The cooperation of many singers has led to concert projects in Finland, Germany and France. In the autumn of 2014 she was selected along with mezzo soprano Amanda Martikainen to participate in the Music festival ”FestivalVocalis” in the Netherlands. In November 2015 she was chosen to the finals of the Nadia and Lili Boulanger Lied competition in Paris together with soprano Lauren Swan Edwards. From the spring 2016 she has a scholarship of the Yehudi Menuhin “Live music now” association.