Kristian Attila

Kristian Attila is one of the most well known pianists from Finland in the field of lied- and opera music. He works at the Sibelius Academy at the Department of Vocal Music as vocal coach-accompanist and lecturer. He has given concerts with famous Finnish singers such as Tommi Hakala, Juha Uusitalo, Jorma Hynninen, Petri Lindroos, Päivi Nisula and Pia Freud. Attila studied at the Sibelius Academy under Margith Rahkonen, at the Music Academy in Malmö under Hans Pålsson and at the Finnish National Opera (opera studio). Since many years he works as pianist at national and international singing competitions and in 2007 he was a jury member of The International Sibelius’ Singing Competition in Järvenpää. He has also been a pianist and teacher at several master classes with Dorothy Irving, James Kingin and Barbara Bonney among others. He regularly performs at music festivals in Finland and in Europe, USA and Japan. Attila has worked as vocal coach-accompanist at the Savonlinna Operafestival and at the Finnish National Opera. He has composed music for piano and chamber music and also made recordings for YLE.