Pianist & Piano Tuner

Helsinki, Finland

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Tuomas Juutilainen is a pianist and piano tuner with roots in Jyväskylä, Finland. He started his musical studies in the Jyväskylä vocational school and graduated as a musician in 2009. In 2011, he stepped into Sibelius Academy for piano performance studies under the lead of professor Hamsa Al-Wadi Juris. After receiving his bachelor’s degree in 2015, Tuomas continued with the master’s degree. The same year, he went for an exchange year at the University of Michigan, where he had a privilege to work with professor Martin Katz. Two years later, he graduated from the Sibelius Academy’s Opera coach program. Since the graduation, Tuomas has worked extensively around Finland as a répétiteur in various opera productions and also coaching singers privately.

Work experience

2021 – 22 Accompanist, Centria University of Applied Sciences
2018 – present, Accomppanist, Sibelius Academy’s Vocal Department
2018 – present, Session musician, Finnish National Opera & Ballet Orchestra. In various productions 2018-present. Productions have included Jekyll and Hyde, Il trovatore, Cinderella, Great chorus gala among others.
2018- present, Répétiteur in Tampere Opera, Vaasa Opera, Opera Box, Savoy Theatre. In opera and musical productions including Carmen, La Bohéme, West Side Story, Giuditta, The rape of Lucretia among others.
2017 Apprentice coach, Merola Opera Program
In San Francisco, USA, summer 2017.
2016 Martin Katz Fellowship at Songfest
In Los Angeles, USA, summer 2016.


Helsinki Conservatory of MusicPiano tuning2019-2022
Sibelius AcademyMaster's Degree / Collaborative piano2015-2017
University of MichiganExchange Year / Collaborative piano, Martin Katz & Kathleen Kelly2015-2016
Sibelius AcademyBachelor's Degree / Piano Performance2011-2015
Tampere University of Applied SciencesPiano performance studies2009-2011
Jyväskylä Vocational SchoolMusician2007-2009


– Lied studies with Ilmo Ranta in Sibelius Academy 2011 – present
– Lied studies with Heikki Pellinen in Metropolia University of Applied Sciences 2011 – present
– Master classes with Angela Hewitt, Martin Katz, Collin Hansen, Thomas Hampson, Margo Garrett, Roger Vignoles, Warren Jones, Alan Darling
– 3rd prize in the national Erkki Melartin chamber music competition with soprano Veera Niiranen, November 2010


Selim Eskelin Foundation, Pro Musica Foundation, Arts Promotion Centre Finland, Finnish Cultural Foundation, Merola Opera Program Career Grant Foundation


Finnish – fluent
English – fluent
Swedish – intermediate
German – intermediate, excellent diction skills
Italian – beginner, excellent diction skills
French – beginner, good diction skills