Laura Sippola

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Laura Sippola
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Laura Sippola 2000
Background information
Born (1974-09-14) September 14, 1974 (age 42)
Lapua
Origin Finland Helsinki, Finland
Genres Singer-songwriter, Alternative pop, Folk, Blues, Jazz
Occupation(s) Musician, Songwriter
Instruments Piano, Vocals
Years active 1995 – Present
Labels Texicalli Records / Jupiter
Associated acts Laura Sippola &Tuki
Website www.laurasippola.com

Laura-Liina Sippola (born 14 September 1974 in Lapua) is a pianist and a singer-songwriter based in Helsinki, Finland. She works as a freelance musician and a composer.

Biography[edit]

After playing alone the piano for years she went to Lapua Music school at the age of eight. She studied notation, techniques and the basic piano repertoire with Elina Pataila. She moved to Oulu at the age of fifteen to follow Madetoja high school, one of the main music oriented schools in Finland. After graduation Sippola spent a year in Italy. In 1994 she enrolled in Sibelius Academy in Helsinki. She also studied six months in Bologna G.B. Martini Conservatoire. She completed her studies, receiving a master's degree in 2003. Sippola is gifted with perfect pitch. Currently she is preparing for artistic Ph.D in music at Sibelius Academy.[1]

Discography[edit]

Albums (solo)[edit]

  • Sahara (2004), debut
  • Toinen (2009 Texicalli Records)
  • Stadion (2010 Texicalli Records)
  • Trenkipoika (2011 Texicalli Records)

Singles[edit]

  • Mieli (2008 Texicalli Records), EP
  • Mä tiedän (2009 Texicalli Records)
  • Rakkautta vain (2009 Texicalli Records) (single-edit)
  • Kesäyö (2010 Texicalli Records)
  • Kaunis mieli (2011 Texicalli Records) (single-edit)

Music videos[edit]

  • Kesäyö (2010) by Pauliina Punkki and Johan Karrento

Collaborations[edit]

  • Nova / Rajaton (2000), as a composer
  • Boundless / Rajaton (2001), as a composer
  • Sika ja taivaalliset tarinat / Levanto & Levanto (2002), as a singer
  • Myytävänä elämä/ Laura Malmivaara (2005), as a composer & lyricist
  • Revolution Rock – Joe Strummer Memorial Night (2006), as a singer
  • Uni / Club for Five (2006), as a composer & lyricist
  • Marmoritaivas / Johanna Kurkela (2007), as a composer, lyricist & arranger
  • Nuori mies / 500 kg lihaa (2007), as a pianist
  • Ensimmäinen suudelma / Jonna Järnefelt (2007), as a composer
  • Ipanapa II, (2008), as a singer, pianist, composer, lyricist & arranger.
  • Lämmin / Riku Keskinen (2009), as a singer

Work[edit]

Sippola hosted the popular Laulutupa club in Helsinki during 2006-2007 with her group &Tuki, where are played the top Finnish jazz musicians (listed below). She also has organized concert series for singer-songwriters in the concert hall of the Ateneum art museum.

Besides her solo career Sippola composes music for other artists, a cappella ensembles and choirs. She also composes instrumental music. Sippola won the first price in Saimaan Sävel competition by composing the song "Kaunis mieli". Song has been recorded by Johanna Kurkela and by Sippola herself.

Laura Sippola has frequently returned to Italy to concentrate in composing at Villa Lante in Rome. She also spent a few months in Benin at Villa Karo, in Paris at Cité des Arts and in Austin at The House of Songs.

Band members[edit]

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