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Niilo Ruotsala



D. Scarlatti: Sonata in A major K. 208
F. Liszt: Transcendental Etude No. 4 “Mazeppa”
U. Meriläinen: Cinque notturni No. 4
S. Prokofiev: Piano Sonata in A minor Op. 28 No. 3

Nordic Country represented: Finland

Institution: The Helsinki Conservatory of Music

Name of present teacher: Antti Hotti

Age: 16


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Niilo Ruotsala started his musical education in Itä-Helssingin musiikkiopisto when he was 7 years old. At the moment 16 years old Niilo is studying music in The Helsinki Conservatory of Music, Antti Hotti as his teacher.


Niilo has been in several piano competitions in Finland, for example Madetoja-piano competition, Tapiola-competition and Steinway Music Festival and he has placed well in all of them.

Niilo has performed as a soloist of Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra and he also arranged a Super Mario-piece for the same orchestra with composer Kirmo Lintinen. In his free time, Niilo composes and plays the piano.

1st Nordic junior Piano Competition

23 Feb 2019

CATEGORY  2 (15-18 YEARS OLD)

F. Liszt: Transcendental Etude No. 4 "Mazeppa"

S. Prokofiev: Piano Sonata in A minor Op. 28 No. 3 

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