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Jyrki Linjama

Born: 1962

Jyrki Linjama (b. April 23, 1962, Jyväskylä) studied composition with Einojuhani Rautavaara and Paavo Heininen at the Sibelius Academy, graduating with a Master's degree in music in 1989. He also studied at the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague 1987 - 88, in Budapest 1989 - 91, and at the Hochschule der Künste in Berlin 1991 - 92, where his teacher was Witold Szalonek. Linjama taught in the Music Department at the University of Helsinki 1986 - 87, at the Sibelius Academy 1993-5, and has been on the teaching staff of the University of Turku since 1992. He has received a number of awards in recognition of his work as a composer and been commissioned to write works for the leading Finnish orchestras and festivals.


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