Heini Kärkkäinen started her piano studies with Dimitri Hinze in Jyväskylä and went on with Liisa Pohjola at the Sibelius Academy, where she completed her Master of Music degree. She has studied further with Ralf Gothóni and with Jacques Rouvier in Paris. Her career was launched by success in national Ilmari Hannikainen and Maj Lind Piano Competitions in 1980’s. In 1993, she was nominated as the Young Artist of the Espoo International Piano Week.
Listen to samples:
Rachmaninov Piano Concerto, sample 1
Rachmaninov Piano Concerto, sample 2