Riku Niemi, conductor

A musical jack of all trades, Riku Niemi began his career as a percussionist but gradually branched out into composition, arrangement and conducting, as well. A composer of film and light music, he has worked as an arranger with Karita Mattila, Matti Salminen, Arja Koriseva, Iiro Rantala and others, all front-line Finnish artists in their respective field. Riku Niemi has also been a member of the Toimii! new music ensemble since 1989 and formed part of the Avanti! Chamber Orchestra from 1989-1997.

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Discography (extract)

The Irresistible Karita Mattila

Karita Mattila, soprano
ODE 1171-2

Released 03/2010

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Matti Salminen
Uralin pihlaja. Slaavilaisia romansseja (Slavic Romances)

Matti Salminen, bass
Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra
Riku Niemi, conductor
ODE 981-2

Released 09/2001

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Karita Mattila
Lauluja merelle
(Songs by Lasse Mårtenson)

Karita Mattila, soprano
Jyväskylä Sinfonia
Riku Niemi, conductor
ODE 907-2

Released 03/1998

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Seasons of Finnish Lifestyle

Photo album + CD
ODE 1152-2

Released 04/2009

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