Cellist Samuli Peltonen’s powerful and charismatic interpretations are especially to the fore in romantic and contemporary repertoire. He is the winner of many international competitions, and has played as a soloist with symphony orchestras in Finland and internationally, collaborating with conductors such as Sakari Oramo, Osmo Vänskä and Leif Segerstam. Currently he plays principal cello at the Finnish National Opera, and is frequently invited as guest principal at the Copenhagen Opera and Opera Australia. As a chamber musician, too, he enjoys a highly successful international career. He is an artistic director of the Kaskinen Music Summer together with Anna-Mari Peltonen. He performs on a Giovanni Grancino cello, the purchase of which was made possible by Mandatum Life.