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Yrjo Henrik Kilpinen (Composer)

Born: 4th February 1892, Helsinki, Finland

Died: 2nd March 1959, Helsinki, Finland

Nationality: Finnish

Yrjö Henrik Kilpinen was a Finnish composer. He was born in Helsinki, and in 1907 he started his studies in the Helsingin Musiikkiopisto (later named Sibelius Academy). In 1910 Kilpinen moved to Vienna to continue his studies and from 1913 to 1914 he studied in Berlin. He travelled extensively in Scandinavia and central Europe, especially Germany. He became an honorary professor in 1942 and was elected to the Finnish Academy in 1948.

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