Heikki Valsta is a Crusell Music Festival council member since the year 2001.
Valsta used to work at Yle Classic first as a journalist and later on as managing editor and finally as producer. His working field consisted of, for example, contemporary music and concert broadcasting. In addition to his work at Yle he has functioned as an album reviewer and expert in different organizations and associations. Besides, he was the president of the International Rostrum of Composers for several years and twice the head of the jury of Prix Italia. Valsta has also been a member of the organizing committee and functioned as the artistic coordinator of Musica nova Helsinki (former Helsinki Biennale).