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Tuula-Marja Tuomela-Nyman


-b. 1956

-holds diplomas in piano (1977) and voice (1986) at the Sibelius Academy solistic department, studies with Tapani Valsta, Pekka Salomaa, Gunni Granberg and Tellervo Pajamies

-received the Sibelius scholarship for studies in the US 1974-75, Marion Paton (voice), Doris Lehnert (piano)

-after piano diploma moved her focus to singing

-additional voice studies with Ralf Gothoni, Emmy Loose, Geoffrey Goldberg and Dorothy Irving  

-worked as an opera singer, concert soloist and eventually a correpetitor at the Finnish National Opera 1978 -1994

-started teaching at the Sibelius Academy (opera education) 1994

-head coach 2000-

-performed as a piano soloist with RSO (1973), Lahti Symphony Orchestra (1973) and Boulder Symphony (1974)

-ca. 30 opera roles at the FNO and regional operas in Finland: Dido, Zerlina, Despina, Lauretta, Antonia, Olympia, Echo, Valencienne among others, and several roles in contemporary Finnish operas

-more than 100 evenings as a soloist for the FNO 1985-2000 

-concert work with many orchestras including RSO, Avanti, the French Radio Orchestra, Oulu, Turku, Jyväskylä, Lahti, Vaasa, Lappenranta, Lappi orchestras with J-P. Saraste, E-P. Salonen, L. Segerstam, J. Storgårds, O. Vänskä, U. Söderblom, Peter Eotvös among others

-concerts and concert performances in most European countries featuring especially contemporary music with various ensembles 

-sang the world premiere of the rendition of Pierre Boulez´  extensive Pli selon pli, with the Finnish Broadcasting Company Orchestra (RSO) in 1989

-renown for performances and recordings of especially Finnish contemporary music and 2nd Viennese school

-is known for many different productions of Schoenberg´s Pierrot Lunaire (Avanti /J-P. Saraste, Jyväskylä Orchestra/Houghton, Lappeenranta Orchestra/Angervo, independent productions with P. Pohjola, S. Oramo, Wladimir Mendelssohn/Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival), including staged versions without conductor

-”Det sjungande trädet” performances & recording 1994-1996 /HUOM FNO/Söderblom, also soprano soloist

-co-operation with many composers of our time, notably Erik Bergman, Kaija Saariaho, Kalevi Aho, Leif Segerstam and Franco Donatoni 

-Artist of the Year at the Viitasaari Music Festival 1994

-has recorded works of Bergman, Salonen, Saariaho to name a few

-a most recent recording Messiaen´s large song cycle Harawi with Annikka Konttori-Gustafsson, piano 2012 

-hosted a series of music programs for the FBC 1988-90