Janne Nisonen is one of Finland’s most versatile musicians, performing as a conductor, leader, violin soloist and chamber musician.
He began his violin studies at the Central Ostrobothnia Conservatory and went on to study at the Edsberg Chamber Music Institute in Stockholm, Sweden. He studied orchestra conducting with Hannu Lintu and Atso Almila at the Sibelius Academy.
In addition to the Tapiola Sinfonietta, Janne Nisonen has conducted the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie, the Avanti! Chamber Orchestra and the Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra. In autumn 2016, he will take up the post of chief conductor and artistic director of the Pori City Orchestra.
Janne Nisonen has been the 1st leader of the Tapiola Sinfonietta since 2007 and has appeared as guest leader with several European orchestras. He has made numerous recordings for radio and has performed at many music festivals.
Janne Nisonen plays a Nicolo Gagliano violin from 1751, on loan from the LähiTapiola insurance company.