“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 appearsSydney, Fri 20 Apr Melbourne, Sun 22 Apr Sydney, Tue 24 Apr Hobart, Sun 13 May Darwin, Sat 16 Jun Canberra, Sat 23 Jun Melbourne, Sun 24 Jun Melbourne, Mon 25 Jun Adelaide, Tue 26 Jun Perth, Wed 27 Jun Sydney, Sat 30 Jun Sydney, Sun 1 Jul Sydney, Tue 3 Jul Sydney, Wed 4 Jul Perth, Wed 25 Jul Melbourne, Fri 27 Jul Brisbane, Sun 29 Jul Canberra, Sat 8 Sep Melbourne, Mon 10 Sep Adelaide, Tue 11 Sep Wollongong, Thu 13 Sep Sydney, Sat 15 Sep Sydney, Tue 18 Sep Sydney, Wed 19 Sep Melbourne, Sun 30 Sep Melbourne, Mon 1 Oct Adelaide, Tue 2 Oct Perth, Wed 3 Oct Sydney, Fri 5 Oct Sydney, Sun 7 Oct Brisbane, Mon 8 Oct Newcastle, Thu 8 Nov Canberra, Sat 10 Nov Melbourne, Sun 11 Nov Melbourne, Mon 12 Nov Adelaide, Tue 13 Nov Perth, Wed 14 Nov Sydney, Sat 17 Nov Sydney, Sun 18 Nov Brisbane, Mon 19 Nov Sydney, Tue 20 Nov Sydney, Wed 21 Nov
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."