Studies - 1999 - 2007 , Sibelius Academy: composition (Prof. Erkki Jokinen) - 2002 - 2003, Amsterdam School of Arts/Amsterdam Conservatory: composition (Prof. Daan Manneke) - 1995 - 1999, Conservatory of Central Finland: guitar. Masterclasses and Workshops - 2005, IRCAM: Stage de composition et d'informatique musicale, Paris. - 2003, STEIM Studio: workshop of electro-acoustic music under Jos Zwaanenburg, Amsterdam. - 2002-2003, "Het Verfijnde Oor" workshop with the Nieuw Ensemble, Amsterdam - 2002-2003, Carnatic music workshop: polyrhytmic structures with B. J. Manjunath and Rafael Reina, Amsterdam. - 2000 and 2001, Porvoo Summer Sounds: composition with Magnus Lindberg and Jouni Kaipainen, orchestration with Esa-Pekka Salonen, Porvoo, Finland. - 1996, 1998 and 2000, Viitasaari Time of Music: composition with Eero Hämeenniemi, Helmut Lachenmann and Jukka Tiensuu, Viitasaari, Finland. Awards and Grants - Commendation in 34th International Competition of Electroacoustic Music and Sonic Art in Bourges, France, 2007 (Brainwash) - Shared 1st prize in the Polytech Choir 100th anniversary contest, Finland, 2003 (Kalju Mies) - Reward in the composition competition of the Tampere Vocal Music Festival, Finland, 2001 (Matka). - Grants for composition (selection): Sibelius-Academy, Arts Council of Finland, The Finnish Cultural Foundation, Madetoja –foundation, LUSES (The Foundation for the Promotion of Finnish Music), AVEK (The Promotion Centre for Audiovisual Culture), City of Stockholm Varia - Performances at following festivals (selection): Musica nova Helsinki, Tampere Vocal Music Festival, Viitasaari Time of Music, PixelACHE mediafestival, Jyväskylä SOI festival, Sääksmäki sounds, Ung Nordisk Musik –festival (Sweden, Denmark), Holland Festival and Het Verfijnde Oor festival (the Netherlands), Ratas Festival and Druskomanija (Lithuania), Moscow Autumn (Russia) and TRANSIT festival ( Belgium) - active as improviser since 1995 (guitar, electronics) - member of Society of Finnish Composers, the Ears Open Society (Korvat Auki),member of the artistic working group of the Jyväskylä SOI festival. - Positions of trust: member of board of the Cantinovum Chamber Choir 1996-1999 (chairman 1998-1999).