Markus Hallikainen, born in 1987, at the moment resident in Switzerland, belongs to the celebrated generation of finnish cellists.

During the last years, Markus has gained a reputation of an interesting and technically high level musician, giving concerts regularly as a soloist and chamber musician, mainly in Switzerland and in Finland. He has also worked as a principal- and assistant principal cellist in Finnish
Markus has been awarded in competitions as well as received scholarships from major foundations in Finland and in Switzerland.

His career has led him to perform in important venues across Europe and the United States.

Markus has been involved in projects that cross the borders of classical musicianship and openness to other forms of performing arts, has broadened his career tremendously. His has worked together in various projects also with dancers, singers and also painters.

In March 2017 Markus plays his debut in Czech Republic with Karlovy Vary Symphony Orchestra as a soloist of Dvorak Cello Concerto. He will perform also a wide range of repertoire in recitals.

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information on Concerts available also here - artist page of Music Finland

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Thanks, Markus


Popper Elfentanz from Apeldoorn Festival 2016

NEW Video Clip of music by Lindberg and Crumb can be found HERE

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17.01.2017 Markus will play in March 2017 as soloist with KarlovyVary Symphony Orchestra

01.09.2016 Markus received Swiss Government Excellence Scholarship for fine arts 2016/2017

11.7.2016 Markus was chosen to participate to International Enescu 2016 Cello Competition

12.4.2016 Markus received 2nd Prize from ZHdK Contemporary Music Competition

14.3.2016 Markus was appointed to perform a recital by For Young Musicians Foundation