Timo-Veikko 'Tipi' Valve
Tipi studied at the Sibelius Academy in his home town of Helsinki and at the Edsberg Music Institute in Stockholm, Sweden, focusing on solo performance and chamber music at 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.
Tipi works closely with a number of composers and has commissioned new works for the cello. Amongst the works he has premiered are concertos by Aulis Sallinen, Olli Virtaperko, Eero Hämeenniemi and Olli Koskelin, and he has also commissioned orchestrated arrangements of Olli Mustonen’s Cello Sonata and the Debussy Cello Sonata.
You can learn more about Tipi at www.timo-veikkovalve.fi.