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Principal Flutist

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Sami Junnonen enjoys a varied and successful career as an internationally acclaimed flute soloist. His
virtuosity, musicality, and comfort within a wide and diverse repertoire has led him to collaborate with an
impressive mix of musicians, conductors, composers, and ensembles.


Junnonen has worked as a principal flutist in various orchestras, including the Hong Kong Sinfonietta, the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, and the Royal Northern Sinfonia, UK. He has taught flute performance and chamber music at the University of Auckland in New Zealand, and has conducted numerous masterclasses around the world. Junnonen releases music through Resonus Classics, Alba Records, and SibaRecords. He is a multiple prize winner in international music competitions. Junnonen has been academically trained at the Sibelius Academy, the Conservatoire national musique et danse de Lyon, the Royal Danish Academy of Music, and various masterclasses. He holds a Master of Music with Distinction from the Sibelius Academy, completed in 2008.


Sami Junnonen performs on 24-carat and 14-carat gold flutes, handcrafted by his sponsor, the Muramatsu Flute MFG. Co., Ltd.

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