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List of notable or famous composers from Finland, with bios and photos, including the top composers born in Finland and even some popular composers who immigrated to Finland. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Finnish composers then this list is the perfect resource for you. These composers are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known composer from Finland is included when available.

List features Tuomas Holopainen, Esa-Pekka Salonen and more.

This historic composers from Finland list can help answer the questions "Who are some Finnish composers of note?" and "Who are the most famous composers from Finland?" These prominent composers of Finland may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Finnish composers.

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Aarre Merikanto was a Finnish composer. He was the son of Liisa Häyrynen and the famous romantic composer, professor Oskar Merikanto. His childhood he spent in Vilppula, Finland. From year 1919, he was married to Meri Grönmark. He is considered a key figure in early Finnish modernism and several of ...more

Age: Died at 65 (1893-1958)

Birthplace: Helsinki, Finland

Profession: Composer

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Anne Kulonen


Anne Kulonen is a composer. ...more

Profession: Film Score Composer, Composer

Credits: Be Good, The Foundling, Metro 7 bis


Anssi Tikanmäki is a musician, composer, songwriter, and actor. ...more

Age: 60

Birthplace: Finland, Haapajärvi

Profession: Songwriter, Musician, Actor, Composer

Credits: Juha, The Well

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Aulis Sallinen is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Composers from Finland
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Aulis Sallinen is a Finnish contemporary classical music composer. His music has been variously described as "remorselessly harsh", a "beautifully crafted amalgam of several 20th-century styles", and "neo-romantic". Sallinen studied at the Sibelius Academy, where his teachers included Joonas ...more

Age: 80

Birthplace: Salmi, Russia

Profession: Composer

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