Violin, Baroque Violin
Violinist Antti Tikkanen is a versatile musician whose dynamic career spans solo, chamber, as well as baroque performance. Antti was born in Oulainen, Finland, and he began to study the violin at the age of seven. He later studied in the Kuhmo Violin School, the Sibelius Academy, and for a short period he also studied at the Lyon Conservatory. He has performed with numerous Finnish orchestras, including the Finnish Radio Symphony, Tapiola Sinfonietta and the Helsinki Philharmonic, and appears at music festivals across Europe. Antti is also a founding member of the internationally acclaimed Finnish String Quartet Meta4, which burst upon the scene by taking first prize at the 2004 Dmitri Shostakovich String Quartet Competition in Moscow. Along with his wife, violinist Minna Pensola, Tikkanen also performs and tours as part of the Tiksola Duo.