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 Sibelius Academy in Helsinki. He then continued to the Royal Conservatoire The Hague in the Netherlands. He has studied with many names such as Arvo Haasma, Markku Luolajan-Mikkola and Wieland Kuijken. Perkola has performed and recorded as a chamber musician. He is a part of a gamba orchestra Phantasm, with whom they’ve 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 by playing, composing, singing and reciting. In addition to performing early music at regular concert venues, he’s toured Finnish reception centers and prisons with dancer Nina Hyvärinen and actor Jussi Lehtonen, and done 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.