The Finnish-Greek organist and composer Petros Paukkunen (b. 1990, Kotka) is an active soloist throughout Europe, and has given copius recitals especially in Finland, Germany, Italy and Spain. At the
moment he is preparing a concert tour in the United States and composing a soundscape installation in Helsinki Art Museum (HAM). He also performs constantly in association with professional choirs and orchestras and has premiered several organ works of contemporary Finnish composers.
In concert, Paukkunen is known particularly for his exotic programmes and improvisations. Works of less renown British, Scandinavian and German composers are much in evidence. During the last years, he has specialized in the music of the Renaissance and is currently preparing a doctoral research on the keyboard music of the 15th and 16th centuries, and is preparing a recording on the organ music of the English Renaissance. Furthermore, Paukkunen acts as an artistic director of the pretigious Aurore – Renaissance Music Festival, of which he is also a founder.
Paukkunen has studied the organ under Olli Porthan and Markku Mäkinen in the Sibelius-Academy, where he earned his organ diploma with outstanding grades in 2014. He has also extended his expertise in Amsterdamse Hogeschool voor de Kunsten under Jacques van Oortmerssen and studied the harpsichord and composition. His leisure activites comprise weightlifting, philology and mathematics.