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Mikko Perkola

Musician (Viola da gamba) – Helsinki Baroque Orchestra

Mikko Perkola has studied music in Finland, at the music conservatory in Päijänne-Tavastia and at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki. He then continued to the Royal Conservatoire The Hague in the Netherlands. He has studied under such names as Arvo Haasma, Markku Luolajan-Mikkola and Wieland Kuijken. Perkola has performed and recorded as a chamber musician. He is member of the Phantasm Viol Consort, with whom he toured the world and performed at e.g. London’s Wigmore Hall. In 2017, they received their third Gramophone award.

Perkola works in multidisciplinary artistic projects, playing, composing, singing and reciting. In addition to performing early music at regular concert venues, he has toured Finnish reception centres and prisons with dancer Nina Hyvärinen and actor Jussi Lehtonen, doing theatre projects with the inmates. In Third Practice Perkola plays viola da gamba. His collaboration with TSC started in 2019, when Third Practice first premiered with the Helsinki Baroque Orchestra.