Soloist, chamber musician and pedagogue

Markus Hallikainen (1987) is a versatile Finnish cellist. He has performed as a chamber musician and a soloist in many European countries, Russia and the USA. He has collaborated with leading musicians and participated in many festivals. He is also an active pedagogue and the founder of Varkauden KesäKlassinen music festival. Markus has received many prizes and scholarships, such as the Swiss Government Excellence Scholarship. He has been supported by most of the major Finnish cultural foundations. He has graduated from Zürcher Hochschule der Künste, Switzerland and received the distuingished Soloist Diploma. He also has a Master's degree and the pedagogical qualification from the Sibelius Academy, the University of the Arts (Finland). 

Upcoming events / News:

Due to the circumstances Markus has focused more on teaching. News about coming projects will be added soon.
He is teaching mainly at

Some arrangements on sale!

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Past events:

22/9/2020 14:00 Sellosali, Espoo

Marika Krook, singer; Markus Hallikainen, cello; Maija Weitz, piano

4.-6/9/2020 Lounais-Hämeen Musiikkipäivät
Reeta Aho, viulu; Markus Hallikainen, sello; Emma Koponen, piano 

10/2/2020 19:00 Kamarihelmi-festival, Espoo

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