Jouko Laivuori studied piano in Tampere with Matti Hannula and in the Sibelius Academy with Merete Söderhjelm and Jukka Tiensuu.
Laivuori is one the grounding members of the Avanti Chamber Orchestra and his passion for new music has created first performances, which have now to be counted in hundreds.
Laivuori has worked as a pianist for the Orchestra of the Finnish National Ballet and as accompanist in the Sibelius Academy. Since 1989 he has been the keyboard player in the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra. He is also a member in the New Radio Sextett.
Laivuori has recorded both solo, chamber and orchestral repertoire with the Avanti and its many side ensembles and with cellist Eeva Rysä.