Instruments: French horn, Vienna horn, natural horn, baroque horn, alto horn
Horn player in Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Horn teacher in Sibelius-Academy and in Espoo Music Institute
The Golden Horns
Helsinki Brass Quartet
Arktinen Hysteria Quintet
Zetes Quintet (Wind quintet with periodical instruments)
Soloist Septet Imperial (Finnish brass septet)
Tommi Hyytinen (MuD) has studied in Sibelius-Academy with Kalervo Kulmala as his teacher. He has also studied in Universität für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Wien with Professor Roland Berger and in Universität Mozarteum Salzburg with Professor Radovan Vlatkovic and Wilhelm Schwaiger. Hyytinen has worked in the Chamber Orchestra of Lapland, RSO Finland, Tampere Philharmonic, Helsinki Philharmonic and in the Finnish National Opera Orchestra. He has also played in the Gustav Mahler Jugend Orchester, Münchner Kammerorchester and Savonlinna Opera Festival Orchestra. He is a member of Arktinen Hysteria Quintet, Helsinki Brass Quartet, Trio Ramifications, Zetes Quintet and The Golden Horns quartet and has performed in several music festivals with these ensembles. These festivals include for example Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival, Helsinki Festival, Korsholm Music Festival, Dresden Musikfestpiele, Mosan Summer Festival (Belgium), Sibelius&Beyond Festival (London), Usedom Music Festival (Germany) and Nordic Music Festival (St. Petersburg).
Hyytinen graduated from Sibelius-Academy in 2002 and gave his debut concert there in 2004. In 2009 he graduated as Doctor of Music from Sibelius-Academy. The subject of his artistic doctorate was the horn of the Romantic era. Currently he is working in the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra. Hyytinen released in 2007 a debut recording Reflections of Light, Finnish solo and duo pieces for horn 1976-2006 with Pilfink recording label. His second solo album Steps to the Past - The Horn of the Romantic Era was released in autumn 2010.
In March 2010 Hyytinen premiered Matthew Whittall's Northlands, Album for Horn and String Orchestra with Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra and conductor Juha Kangas. In April 2010 Hyytinen premiered Kai Nieminen's Horn Concerto To Touch Upon Other Times with Mikkeli City Orchestra and conductor Patrick Gallois. In December 2013 Hyytinen will premiere Atso Almila's horn concerto with Jyväskylä Sinfonia and conductor Ville Matjeveff.
Hyytinen has also premiered solo and chamber music pieces from following composers: Atso Almila, Antti Auvinen, Johanna Eränkö, Perttu Haapanen, Paavo Heininen, Maija Hynninen, Asko Hyvärinen, Juho Kangas, Olli Kortekangas, Kai Nieminen, P.H. Nordgren, Tomi Räisänen, Riikka Talvitie, Olli Virtaperko, Lotta Wennäkoski and Matthew Whittall.
Photo: Eva Tigerstedt