Asko Heiskanen, clarinet

Asko Heiskanen began studying the clarinet in his home city, Kuopio, and went on to study with Kari Kriikku and Osmo Linkola at the Sibelius Academy and with Charles Neidich and Thomas Friedli at the Geneva Conservatory. He has studied further at chamber music courses given by Professor Ralf Gothóni and with Lorenzo Coppola at the Escola Superior de Musica de Catalunya in Barcelona, specialising in the Classical-era clarinet and the chalumeau. His most significant competition achievement is 1st prize in the Crusell Clarinet Competition in 1995. Asko Heiskanen is a member of the Tapiola Sinfonietta. He also plays Classical clarinet and the chalumeau with Ensemble Schrat, Trio Origo and the Finnish Baroque Orchestra.

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A Century of Finnish Chamber Music
Live from the Kuhmo Festival

Various Artists
ODE 984-2S (6CD)

Released 06/2002

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