Lauri Porra (born December 13, 1977) is a Finnishbassist and composer, best known for his work in Stratovarius and Sinergy. Lauri Porra is a fourth generation musician, and the great-grandson of famous Finnish composer Jean Sibelius. He started to study music at age 6 when he started to play cello in a local music school. In 1993 he switched to bass guitar and continued his studies in the Helsinki Pop Jazz Conservatory (1994–2004). Additionally he has taken lessons on piano, double bass, trumpet and male vocals. During 1997-1999 he sang with the renowned YL male choir performing for instance with the London Symphony Orchestra. He has released two solo albums "Lauri Porra" (2005) and "All Children Have Superpowers" (2008). He has also composed music to movies and TV-series in Finland.