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Mikko Perkola (viol)
Mikko Perkola, tenor and bass viols, studied viola and viola da gamba at the Sibelius-Academy and at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague. His teachers were Arvo Haasma, Markku Luolajan-Mikkola and Wieland Kuijken. Perkola has given concerts and recorded chamber music in Europe with the Norwegian Baroque Orchestra, the Icelandic Chamber Orchestra, Concerto Palatino, Helsinki Baroque Orchestra, Battalia, Retrover, Ensemble Severin, and recitals with Wieland Kuijken, Laurence Dreyfus, Topi Lehtipuu, Hans-Ola Ericsson, Anna Lindal and Markku Luolajan-Mikkola. He has recorded Bach’s gamba sonatas (on Naxos) with harpsichordist Aapo Häkkinen and Rameau’s Pièces de clavecin en concert with him and Petri Tapio Mattson (on Alba). Mikko is both a singer and composer in the Finnish group Tekijä Tuntematon, which interprets poems in a modern idiom. His wide range in music making includes collaborations with artists from different fields, from early music to multimedia and solo performances of contemporary music with amplified viol.