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Elina Vähälä

Born in the USA and raised in Finland, Elina Vähälä made her orchestral début with the Lahti Symphony Orchestra at the age of twelve and was later chosen by Osmo Vänskä as the orchestra’s ‘Young Master Soloist’. Since then, her career has continued to soar on the international stage, winning praise from audiences and musicians alike.
Elina Vähälä appears regularly with all of the key Finnish orchestras and is a guest of countless high-profile orchestras across the globe. Her schedule has taken her on tours throughout China, Korea, Japan, Northern Europe, and the Americas. A versatile soloist with a wide stylistic repertoire, Vähälä has also given world pre mières of Aulis Sallinen’s Chamber Concerto and Curtis Curtis-Smith’s Double Concerto.
Vähälä continues to work with many leading conductors such as Leonard Slat kin, Carlos Kalmar, Jukka-Pekka Saraste, Okko Kamu, Jakub Hrůša, Thierry Fischer, Sakari Oramo, Leif Segerstam, Josep Caballé-Domenech, Alexander Liebreich, and Michał Nesterowicz.

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