Salla Karakorpi (b. 1982) is a versatile performer of solo and chamber music who began playing the piano at the age of five. She studied at the Espoo Music Institute, where she now holds a teaching post, the Royal Academy of Music in Stockholm and The Sibelius Academy, where she completed a master’s degree with honors in 2010. Her teachers have included Katarina Nummi-Kuisma, Carlos Juris and Professor Mats Widlund and Professor Erik T Tawaststjerna. She has also participated in master classes with Manahem Pressler, Konstantin Bogino, Teppo Koivisto and Liisa Pohjola.
As a collaborative pianist, she has received instruction from Ralf Gothóni, Ilmo Ranta and Marko Ylönen.
She performs a wide range of chamber Music regularly and also has a piano duo with her sister, Tiina Karakorpi.
Salla has been awarded the Pro Musica Foundation grant recognition twice (in 2005 and 2013).
In 2013 her exceptional musicianship earned her a sold-out debut concert in the Helsinki Music Center Chamber Hall, where she performed solo and chamber music to great critical acclaim. Among the works performed that program was the premiere of Alex Freeman’s Aerial Voices, which she also commissioned. Salla also recorded Freeman’s Aerial Voices for Albany Records.