Joonas Kokkonen Edit Profile
Master of Arts, Helsinki U., 1948. Debut as pianist, 1950. Professor composition Sibelius Academy, 1959-1963.
Member Finnish Academy, since 1963. Appearances as pianist in concerts of own music, as soloist in orchestral concerts and as chamber musician. Music critic, Helsinki, 1947-1963.
Compositions include: The Las Temptations opera, 4 symphonies. Chamber and choral works, solo songs, solo instrumental pieces. President, Composers Copyright Bureau, Teosto, Helsinki, since 1968.
Pianist, 1950; professor composition Sibelius Academy, 1959—1963. Member Finnish Academy, since 1963. Music critic Helsinki, 1947—1963.
Member of Siberlius Academy Board Commissioners (chairman since 1966), Royal Swedish Academy Music, Nordic Composers Council (president 1968-1971), Society Finnish Composers 1965-1971.
Married Maija Heljo (divorced).; married Anita Mannelin, August 1980. Children: Jarmo, Leena, Iikka, Merja-Riitta, Arja-Maija.
1948Helsinki University , Master of Arts
1947 - 1963
1959 - 1963