Finnish violinist JOHANNES HAKULINEN (b. 1993) is currently completing his graduate studies at Sibelius Academy with Petri Aarnio. Hakulinen has performed as a soloist with numerous symphony orchestras including Lahti Symphony Orchestra, Lahti Youth Symphony and Arturo Soria Symphony Orchestra (Madrid). He served as the concertmaster of Finnish National Youth Orchestra Vivo for four years.
Hakulinen has performed solo recitals in Tampere, Lahti and Helsinki. He is a founder of Kitee Chamber Concerts Festival and a permanent performer in Sibelius Finland Experience concerts. Hakulinen has played in the most eminent orchestras in Finland such as Avanti! Chamber Orchestra and Finnish National Opera Orchestra. Since 2016, he has been a long-term substitute in the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra.
Hakulinen began his studies at Lahti Conservatory under the guidance of Pertti Sutinen in 1999, and among his former teachers are Juhani Palola, Ulla-Maija Hallantie, and Pekka Kauppinen.