Soile Isokoski (Soprano)
Born: 14th February 1957, Posio, Finland
Soile Isokoski is recognized as one of the world's finest lyric sopranos: particularly renowned for her interpretations of Mozart and Strauss, her repertoire also includes roles by Tchaikovsky, Britten, Poulenc, Puccini and Verdi. After graduating from the Sibelius Academy, she gave her début recital in Helsinki in 1986 and subsequently won a number of important international singing competitions. Her rendition of Four Last Songs and other orchestral songs by Richard Strauss received a Gramophone Award in 2002, and she was awarded with the Pro-Finlandia medal in the same year.