Timo-Veikko “Tipi” Valve is known as one of the most versatile musicians of his generation. He performs as a soloist, chamber musician and orchestral leader on both modern and period instruments.
"This was deeply expressive playing."
Valve studied at the Sibelius Academy in his home town of Helsinki and at the Edsberg Music Institute in Stockholm, Sweden, focusing on solo performance and chamber music.
Tipi works closely with a number of composers and has commissioned new works for the cello. Amongst the works he has premiered are concertos by Aulis Sallinen, Olli Virtaperko, Eero Hämeenniemi and Olli Koskelin. Valve has also commissioned orchestrated arrangements of Olli Mustonen’s Cello Sonata and the Debussy Cello Sonata.
In 2006, Valve was appointed Principal Cello of the Australian Chamber Orchestra with whom he frequently appears as a soloist. Valve also curates the ACO’s chamber music series in Sydney. Tipi is a founding member of Jousia Ensemble and Jousia Quartet.
Valve plays a Brothers Amati cello from 1616, kindly on loan from the ACO Instrument Fund.
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