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Satu Ala

I started playing the oboe with Marjatta Teirilä as my teacher, and continued at the Sibelius Academy with Sven-Erik Paananen. I’ve also studied with Ingo Goritzki and Bo Eriksson.

I started at TPO as a substitute in the 90’s, but have now been working as the sub-principal over 20 years. I also play the English horn, whose sound always appealed to me, although the pearls of the oboe repertoire have become familiar.

Teaching and chamber music are close to my heart, and alongside work I like to work out or grab a good book.