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Teppo Hauta-Aho (born May 27, 1941) is a Finnish double bassist and composer.

Teppo Hauta-Aho
Born (1941-05-27) May 27, 1941 (age 78)
Janakkala, Finland
OriginHelsinki, Finland
GenresClassical, jazz
Occupation(s)Musician, composer
InstrumentsDouble bass

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Early life and studiesEdit

Hauta-Aho was born in Janakkala, near Hämeenlinna, on May 27, 1941.[1] He studied the double bass at the Sibelius Academy from 1963 to 1970[2] and with František Pošta in Prague.[1]

Later life and careerEdit

From 1965 to 1972, he played with the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra.[1] From 1975, he was with the Finnish National Opera Orchestra.[2] One of his best known works, Fantasia, won the 1986 Queen Maria Jose competition in Geneva.[2][3] Another, Kadenza, has been the set piece for international music competitions and has been played at music festivals.[3]

He was self-taught as a composer.[1] His compositions include chamber music and works for the double bass.[1]

DiscographyEdit

With Juhani Aaltonen

  • Etiquette (Love, 1974)

With Anthony Braxton

With Evan Parker

  • The Needles (Leo, 2000–01)

With Edward Vesala

Sources:[4][5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e Korhonen, Kimmo (2001), Hauta-Aho, Teppo, Grove Music Online. Oxford Music Online. Oxford University Press, doi:10.1093/gmo/9781561592630.article.45888
  2. ^ a b c Hillila, Ruth-Esther; Hong, Barbara Blanchard (1997). Historical Dictionary of the Music and Musicians of Finland. Greenwood Publishing Group. pp. 119–120. ISBN 9780313277283. Retrieved 22 November 2018.
  3. ^ a b White, John; Christensen, Jean; Kornhonen, Kimmo (2002). New Music of the Nordic Countries. Pendragon Press. p. 194. ISBN 9781576470190. Retrieved 22 November 2018.
  4. ^ Cook, Richard; Morton, Brian (1996). The Penguin Guide to Jazz on CD (3rd ed.). Penguin. ISBN 978-0-14-051368-4.
  5. ^ Cook, Richard; Morton, Brian (2008). The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings (9th ed.). Penguin. ISBN 978-0-141-03401-0.

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