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 54)
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.[4]

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.[4] He played in the "Finnish National Opera" as well.[4] 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.[5] He also enjoys sky-diving, windsurfing, and water skiing.[4]


  1. ^ Ankeny, Jason. "Biography: Apocalyptica". AllMusic. Retrieved 12 June 2010.
  2. ^ Knost, Angie (13 October 2010). "Interview With Paavo Lötjönen of Apocalyptica". St. Louis Music Press. Archived from the original on 16 March 2012. Retrieved 20 August 2011.
  3. ^ "Youtube interactive interview". 5 August 2010. Archived from the original on 21 December 2021. Retrieved 20 August 2011.
  4. ^ a b c d "Paavo Lotjonen biography - Paavo Lotjonen comes from a family where everyone is musician". Retrieved 3 October 2021.
  5. ^ "Apocalyptica - Interview with Paavo Lotjonen - How would you describe Apocalyptica's music with three words?". Retrieved 3 October 2021.

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