Composer, Conductor, Professor of Conducting and Orchestra Schooling at the Sibelius Academy of the Helsinki University of Arts. Jorma Panula's student at the Sibelius Academy 1974-77. Master Classes and guest teaching in China (Shanghai), Sweden, Norway, Ireland, Spain, Czech Republic and Switzerland. Compositions include six operas, five symphonies), concertos for several instruments, music for chamber ensembles, theatre and film. Columnist for a few Finnish papers.