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Laura Mikkola

  • Pianist

About

The Finnish pianist, Laura Mikkola, 1974, has studied at the Sibelius Academy of Helsinki, the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia and the University-School of Music in Bloomington, Indiana, United States. She has studied with Murray Perahia, Menahem Pressler, Gary Graffman, Dmitri Baskirov, Tapani Valsta and Ferenc Rados.

She has been the recipient of many awards, including second prize in the prestigious Queen Elisabeth International Piano Competition of Brussels, and with the prize of the public, 1995; first prize in the International Unisa Transnet Piano Competition in Pretoria, Republic of South Africa, 1994; first prize in the Maj Lind Competition in Helsinki, 1992; and first prize in the International M. Ravel Piano Competition in France, 1988. She was awarded the Finland prize for Young Artist, 1995.