The Finnish pianist Sonja Fräki specializes in the piano music of Kalevi Aho, which was the topic of her doctoral studies at the Sibelius Academy. She graduated as Doctor of Music in 2016. Her disc featuring the Aho’s complete solo piano music (BIS-2106) was named as the Recording of the Month by Musicweb International in March 2015. Sonja Fräki has been successful at several international piano competitions, for example the Liszt Competition in Wrocław in 2008 (third prize) and the Schubert Competition in Dortmund in 2003 (fourth prize). She has performed as a soloist with various orchestras, including the Lahti Symphony Orchestra, Turku Philharmonic Orchestra and Tapiola Sinfonietta.