Janne Nisonen

Photo: Kreetta Järvenpää

Janne Nisonen is one of Finland’s most versatile musicians, performing as a conductor, leader, violin soloist and chamber musician.

He began his violin studies at the age of four in Kokkola, Ostrobothnia and went on to study at the Sibelius Academy and Edsberg Chamber Music Institute in Stockholm, Sweden. Later he studied orchestra conducting with Hannu Lintu and Atso Almila at the Sibelius Academy.


Janne Nisonen has conducted the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie, the Avanti! Chamber Orchestra and the Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra. In autumn 2016, he was nominated as the chief conductor of Pori Sinfonietta.


Janne Nisonen has been the 1st leader of the Tapiola Sinfonietta since 2007 and has appeared as guest leader with several European orchestras. He has made numerous recordings and has performed at many music festivals.


In 2008 Nisonen and his colleagues founded the Jousia string ensemble. Since the beginning this small ensemble has excited audiences and critics abroad.


Janne Nisonen plays a Nicolo Gagliano violin from 1751, on loan from the LähiTapiola insurance company.