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Tuomas Katajala

Tuomas Katajala

Tuomas Katajala is one of the most versatile and sought after Scandinavian tenors and makes remarkable career equally in the opera, oratorio, concert and lied genres. In autumn 2015 Katajala made his critically acclaimed debut at Glyndebourne Tour Opera as Ernesto in Donizetti´s Don Pasquale.

Highlights of  the recent concerts include Mahler´s Das Lied von der Erde in Tokyo with Daisuke Muranaka and AfiA Symphony Orchestra,  Penderecki´s The Polish Requiem with Spanish National Orchestra and Antoni Wit in Madri, adn J.S. Bach´s Matthew Passion / evangelist with Turku Filharmonia and Leif Segerstam.

Tuomas Katajala makes also remerkable career as a concert and oratorio singer. He has almost 90 pieces on his concert and oratorio repertory.

Katajala studied at the Sibelius-Academy in Helsinki and continued his studies at the Udo Reinemann´s International Lied Masterclass at the Consevatory of Amsterdam as well as Alberto Zedda´s Accademia Rossiniana in Pesaro.

Katajala was awarded the Martti Talvela -stipend, Karita Mattila -prize and  the Sibelius Birthplace Medal. He has won the first prize in Musica Sacra international competition in Rome and second prize in Gösta Windbergh competition in Stockholm.

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