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Johanna Isokoski

Soprano Johanna Isokoski has received praise for her bright and sparkling timbre and her radiating stage presence. She has graduated as Bachelor of Vocal Music from the Sibelius Academy and is finalising her Master’s Degree in Vocal Arts Performance with Prof. Sirkka Parviainen.

Ms. Isokoski has appeared as a guest soloist in, amongst others, the Finnish National Opera, Åbo Svenska Theatre, Vaasa Theatre, Jyväskylä Theatre and Ilmajoki Music Festival. Additionally, she has performed with orchestras such as Neue Philharmonie Westfalen, Tapiola Sinfonietta, Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra, Pori Sinfonietta and Lappeenranta City Orchestra. Ms. Isokoski has also given recitals to music festivals such as Turku Music Festival, Heinävesi Music Festival, and BarokkiKuopio Festival.

Ms Isokoski won second prize at the 2017 Kangasniemi Singing Contest and additional prizes including special prize in Lappeenranta Singing Competition 2016. She has been nominated as soloist for the Päivi and Paavo Lipponen Foundation in 2017 and the Pro Musica Foundation Young Concert Artist of the Year in 2019. The studies and artistic work of Ms. Isokoski has been sponsored by Pro Musica Foundation, Selim Eskelin Foundation and Martin Wegelius Memory Fund.

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