Baccano is a period-instrument ensemble featuring some of the most prominent Baroque specialist musicians in Finland. The ensemble

has performed frequently since it was formed in 2003. Its members have performed together and separately at major Finnish music festivals and a.o. in Italy, toured Europe with a variety of ensembles and are also involved as solo musicians in other period ensembles in Finland. The premiere recording of the ensemble containing baroque music from Naples was released in January 2011.

”Baccano is a Finnish early music ensemble which was founded in 2003. As far as I know this is their first commercial recording, and it is a very fine one. I am impressed by both the technical skills of the individual artists as well as their approach to the music. Their performances are lively and energetic, and the interpretation is well-considered. This is definitely a group to follow and I look forward to their next recordings. ”

Johan van Veen (Musicweb International Classical Review)

Tuuli Lindeberg (soprano) is an all-round musician. She initially studied the piano, theory of music and choir conducting at the Sibelius Academy and sang with a number of semi-professional choirs and ensembles before embarking on a solo

career. She graduated with a Master of Music degree from the Sibelius Academy in 2002, majoring in voice, and has been a freelance singer and voice teacher since then. In 2009, she won 2nd prize at the Kangasniemi Singing Competition. Her concert repertoire focuses on Baroque music and chamber music from the 20th and 21st centuries, and she regularly appears with Finnish orchestras

and chamber ensembles. She has also appeared with Andrew Lawrence-King and The Harp Consort in France, Italy, Belgium and Germany, and she has appeared in stage roles at the Finnish National Opera, the Ilmajoki Music Festival, the Finnish National Theatre, the Sibelius Academy opera department and Ooppera Skaala. She has made numerous recordings for CD releases and for radio and

TV broadcasts with a variety of ensembles while also teaching Baroque singing at the Metropolia University of Applied Sciences and occasionally producing recordings of classical music.

Hanna Haapamäki (recorder) is an active and enthusiastic musician who has appeared both as a soloist and in numerous early music ensembles and orchestras. She studied with Rabbe Forsman at the Sibelius Academy, with Petra Aminoff at Stadia University of Applied Sciences, and with Saskia Coolen and Jed Wentz at the Amsterdam Conservatory. She is a member of the Baccano Baroque

ensemble and the Bravade recorder quartet and also plays recorder and traverso with the Helsinki Baroque Orchestra and the Finnish Baroque Orchestra. She has appeared at many music festivals in Finland and abroad. Her special interests include children’s concerts: she has toured schools and daycare centres, introducing children to the recorder and to Baroque music. She also teaches the

recorder and the traverso at the Espoo and Kirkkonummi music institutes.

Mervi Kinnarinen (violin) studied at the Päijät-Häme Conservatory and the Sibelius Academy; her teachers have included Pertti Sutinen, Nachum Erlich and Paavo Pohjola. She graduated with a Master of Music degree from the Sibelius Academy in 1993. She has played 1st violin with the Tapiola Sinfonietta in Espoo since autumn 1990, and she has also played with the Avanti! Chamber Orchestra.

She has played early music with the Finnish Baroque Orchestra, the Helsinki Baroque Orchestra and the Millennio ensemble in addition to Baccano. In 2000, she completed a two-year programme in Baroque violin at the Hague Royal Conservatory in the Netherlands, studying with Monika Huggett, Pavlo Beznosiuk and Enrico Gatti.

Jussi Seppänen (cello) studied at the Tampere Conservatoire, the Sibelius Academy and the Amsterdam Conservatory. He has played cello with the Orchestra of the Finnish National Opera since 2004. He plays Baroque cello with a number of ensembles, including the Finnish Baroque Orchestra, the Helsinki Baroque Orchestra and Trio Origo in addition to Baccano, and he has recorded CDs (for Ondine, BIS, Alba and La Bottega Discantica) and given concerts in Finland and in various countries in Europe.

Eero Palviainen (lute) began his studies at the Turku Conservatory and went on to become the fi rst student in solo lute at the Sibelius Academy, studying with Leif Karlson. He continued his studies with Hopkinson Smith at the Basle Conservatory from 1987, completing a diploma in 1992. His solo repertoire extends from the early Renaissance to the late Baroque; he plays the Renaissance lute, vihuela, archlute, theorbo, Baroque guitar and Baroque lute and performs frequently in Finland and around Europe. He was one of the founding members of the Battalia ensemble and also plays with the Finnish Baroque Orchestra, while also appearing with other

early music ensembles such as L’Arpeggiata and Ensemble Akademia in France, Arte dei Suonatori in Poland, the Helsinki Baroque Orchestra and the Sama Baroque ensemble. He has recorded for record labels, the Finnish Broadcasting Company and TV.