Born in the US and raised in Finland, Elina Vähälä made her orchestral debut with Sinfonia Lahti at the age of twelve and was later chosen by Osmo Vänskä as the orchestra’s “young master soloist.” Since then, her career continues to expand the international stage, winning praise from audiences and musicians alike as “a fluent, stylish and gifted musician whose brilliant technique is matched by an abundant spirit, sensitivity and imagination” (Chicago Tribune).


Posted: Nov-1-2016
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In November 2014, violinist Elina Vähälä made her Detroit debut with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, performing John Corigliano’s cinematic 'Red Violin' concerto.

PBS features the performance on its 'Detroit Arts' program, which can be viewed at the related link.


Posted: Mar-8-2015
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Appearing for the first time on BIS, the acclaimed violinist Elina Vähäla has a wide-ranging career, both geographically and in terms of repertoire. She made her debut at the age of 12, performing as a soloist with the Lahti Symphony Orchestra, which lends her spirited support on the present disc, and also performs the orchestral piece Leika.

Posted: Oct-22-2013
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"Elina Vähälä gave a fabulous performance, her superb technique serving deeply committed musicianship (she played from memory) and she was accompanied in virtuoso fashion."

— Classical Source
Posted: Nov-3-2016
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Posted: Dec-15-2015