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Luolajan-Mikkola introduced the novel idea of ‘Home concerts’ at the Helsinki Festival in 2010 and has even performed concerts where audience members relax on a mattress. He was president of the Finnish Soloists’ Association and artistic director of the Finnish Baroque Orchestra, and in 2010 founded the BRQ Vantaa Festival as its artistic director. As a soloist, he has received the National Janne Award, the Finnish Broadcasting Company’s special honour prize, and the Classical Music Emma Prize.
Luolajan-Mikkola began teaching the modern cello at the Sibelius Academy in the 1970s, even before graduating there himself: many of his students from that period now play in leading European orchestras. He currently teaches both viol and Baroque cello at the Sibelius Academy. In addition to the Sibelius Academy Luolajan-Mikkola also studied at the Royal Conservatoire of The Hague. During his student years, he was taught by Art Noras, Jaap ter Linden, and Wieland Kuijken.