Paavo Lötjönen

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Paavo Lötjönen
Lötjönen performing in 2009
Lötjönen performing in 2009
Background information
Born (1968-07-29) 29 July 1968 (age 52)
OriginKuopio, Finland
GenresCello rock
Symphonic metal

Paavo Lötjönen (born 29 July 1968) is a cello player for Finnish band Apocalyptica.[1] Paavo comes from a family where both of his parents were professional musicians.[2] At the age of 6,[3] he took a cello and decided that would be the instrument he would play all his life, like fellow band members Perttu Kivilaakso and Eicca Toppinen he attended Sibelius Academy in Helsinki.

20 years later, Paavo got his "Solist Cellist" diploma at the Sibelius Academy and shortly after began to work as a cello teacher in music schools. He played in the "Finnish National Opera" as well. He plays a Gulbrandt Enger cello (1882) with a R. Wainio bow.

Apart from his work with Apocalyptica he is a cello teacher and a skiing instructor. He also enjoys parachute-diving, windsurfing and water skiing.


  1. ^ Ankeny, Jason. "Biography: Apocalyptica". AllMusic. Retrieved 12 June 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ Knost, Angie (13 October 2010). "Interview With Paavo Lötjönen of Apocalyptica". St. Louis Music Press. Archived from the original on 6 September 2012. Retrieved 20 August 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Youtube interactive interview". 5 August 2010. Retrieved 20 August 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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