Mikael Kemppainen studied piano in the Sibelius Academy with Liisa Pohjola, graduating in 2002.
He has also specialized in chamber music with Ralf Gothóni and in lied pianism with Ilmo Ranta and Hartmut Höll.
In 2001Kemppainen won the First Prize in Jyväskylä Piano Competition.
He has been performing widely with different orchestras and music festivals.
While freelancing as soloist and chamber musician Kemppainen is also teaching permanently in the Turku Conservatory and working as an accompanist in the Sibelius Academy.