Nisonen won her first audition as a first-year student at the Sibelius Academy. Besides her work as an orchestral musician, she has actively advanced her own artistic career, performing as both a chamber musician and a soloist. Her art has taken her to festivals in Finland, the UK, Sweden, Germany, Spain and Norway.

Nisonen’s next soloist assignment will see her alongside distinguished violinist Elina Vähälä in Turku and Jyväskylä in autumn 2022 for the Finnish premiere of Dame Ethel Smyth’s 1920 Concerto for Violin, Horn and Orchestra.

Nisonen has served as a visiting horn teacher at the Turku Conservatory and at the Arts Academy of Turku University of Applied Sciences since 2010. She has given master classes at various horn events, both in Finland and abroad. She has also chaired the board of the Finnish Horn Club for several years. As of 2021, Nisonen has been pursuing postgraduate studies in the Doctor of Music programme at the Sibelius Academy on women who have composed for the horn.

Finnish music was born in the forest. Finnish music was born in the forest. Jean Sibelius heard the echoes of both his great symphonies and his aphoristic piano pieces in birdsong and humming trees, and it was from nature’s mysterious seduction that the thrilling story of the Wood Nymph was born. For Outi Tarkiainen, inspired by the nature of Lapland, the forest provides a hiding place, a platform for spiritual growth and a home for ancient stories. Outi Tarkiainen is one of the fastest rising Finnish composers of her generation internationally.

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