- Tuomas Antero Turunen -

Tuomas A. Turunen is an award-winning Finnish jazz pianist and composer, known as a solo artist and as a member of several Nordic jazz groups, especially Emil Brandqvist Trio. He is a frequent performer at jazz venues across Europe and on festivals such as Jazz Baltica, Montreux Jazz Festival, Pori Jazz, Palatia Jazz and Getxo Jazz.

Tuomas lived in Sweden from 2004 until 2009 and studied jazz piano at the Music Academy of Gothenburg with Lars Jansson and Anders Jormin as his teachers. Since obtaining his Master of Music degree in 2009, he has been based in France, working as a musician and composer.

Tuomas lived in Sweden from 2004 until 2009 and studied jazz piano at the Music Academy of Gothenburg with Lars Jansson and Anders Jormin as his teachers. Since obtaining his Master of Music degree in 2009, he has been based in France, working as a musician and composer.

Tuomas has released 19 albums with his different groups. He was awarded the Jazz Scholarship of Royal Swedish Academy of Music in 2009 and In 2010 he won the Jury’s Special Price at Montreux Jazz Festival’s piano competition. Tuomas A. Turunen is the pianist of Emil Brandqvist Trio that has been cited as “one of the best European piano trios at the moment” (DPA). Among other accomplishments, the trio has obtained the prestigious ECHO-jazz award nomination, the German and a Top-3 position in the German Jazz charts.

http://tuomasturunen.com

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