Published in print: 20 January 2001, Published online: 2001; updated and revised, 31 January 2014
(b Lahti, Jan 10, 1957). Finnish composer. He studied composition at the Sibelius Academy, Helsinki (1978–89) with Rautavaara, Heininen and Hämeenniemi, and subsequently spent a year of further study in Paris. In 1993 he began teaching music theory at the Department of Musicology of Helsinki University, and in 1997 he was appointed composer-in-residence of the Hyvinkää orchestra. His orchestral works Kri(1988) and Š-wüt (1991) have received awards in both Nordic and national competitions.