Anssi Karttunen (Cello)
Artist's website: https://www.karttunen.org/home.html/home.html
Anssi Karttunen is a Finnish cellist.
Karttunen's repertoire ranges from the early baroque to living composers. He has performed with many orchestras in Europe (including the Philharmonia, BBC Symphony, Orchestre de Paris, Filarmonica della Scala, RAI Torino, Munich Philharmonic, and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra), Asia (NHK Orchestra, Tokyo Symphony, Shanghai Symphony, Hong Kong Sinfonietta), and the Americas (Boston Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra, Filarmónica de Buenos Aires), and at major festivals worldwide.
Karttunen has given world premieres of over 180 works, among them 30 for cello and orchestra. Many composers have dedicated works to him, including Luca Francesconi, Magnus Lindberg, Kaija Saariaho, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Tan Dun, Rolf Wallin, Pascal Dusapin, Fred Lerdahl (Arches), and Betsy Jolas.