“This is just your normal, some might say dull, description of what I
have been up to in my professional life thus far. Not much else fits into the whirlwind
schedule of a musician, so I am fortunate to have my friends and southern hemisphere
family, old and new, all here at the ACO.” Tipi
Timo-Veikko “Tipi” Valve is one of the most versatile musicians of
his generation performing as a soloist, chamber musician and orchestral leader on
both modern and period instruments.
Valve studied at the Sibelius Academy in his home town of Helsinki and at the Edsberg
Music Institute in Stockholm, Sweden, focusing in solo performance and chamber music
on both institutions.
He has performed as a soloist with all major orchestras in Finland and as a chamber
musician throughout Europe, Asia, Australia and the US. He works closely with a number
of Finnish composers and has commissioned new works for the instrument. Most recently
Valve has premiered concertos by Aulis Sallinen and Olli Virtaperko as well as two
new cello concertos written for him by Eero Hämeenniemi and Olli Koskelin. ACO’s
2015 season included the world premiere of an arrangement of Olli Mustonen’s
Sonata for cello and chamber orchestra, commissioned by Valve and the ACO.
In 2006, Valve was appointed Principal Cello of the Australian Chamber Orchestra
with whom he frequently appears as soloist. He also curates the ACO’s chamber
music series in Sydney. Tipi is a founding member of Jousia Ensemble and Jousia Quartet.
Valve plays a Hieronymus and Antonio Amati cello kindly on loan from the ACO Instrument
Chair sponsored by Peter Weiss AO
Choose from the performances below where Timo-Veikko Valve appearsMelbourne, Tue 4 Jun Newcastle, Fri 14 Jun Sydney, Sun 16 Jun Brisbane, Mon 17 Jun Perth, Wed 19 Jun Melbourne, Sun 23 Jun Melbourne, Mon 24 Jun Sydney, Tue 25 Jun Sydney, Wed 26 Jun Sydney, Fri 28 Jun Sydney, Sat 29 Jun Wollongong, Thu 5 Sep Canberra, Sat 7 Sep Melbourne, Sun 8 Sep Melbourne, Mon 9 Sep Adelaide, Tue 10 Sep Sydney, Thu 12 Sep Sydney, Sun 15 Sep Sydney, Tue 17 Sep Sydney, Sat 19 Oct Brisbane, Mon 21 Oct Sydney, Tue 22 Oct Sydney, Wed 23 Oct Wollongong, Thu 24 Oct Sydney, Fri 25 Oct Sydney, Sun 27 Oct Melbourne, Mon 28 Oct Adelaide, Tue 29 Oct Perth, Wed 30 Oct Canberra, Sat 9 Nov Melbourne, Sun 10 Nov Melbourne, Mon 11 Nov Adelaide, Tue 12 Nov Newcastle, Thu 14 Nov Sydney, Sat 16 Nov Sydney, Sun 17 Nov Brisbane, Mon 18 Nov Sydney, Tue 19 Nov Sydney, Wed 20 Nov Sydney, Fri 22 Nov Melbourne, Wed 4 Dec
Timo-Veikko Valve Recordings
"His tone was so stunningly beautiful that a single note emitting from his instrument communicated more than others can express in a lifetime."