VERY SAD NEWS | Finnish Orchestral Violist has Died in Tragic Swimming Accident

Finnish violist Teija Salminen Mäkelä has drowned, aged just 48 - following a tragic swimming accident

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Finnish violist Teija Salminen Mäkelä has drowned, aged just 48 – following a tragic swimming accident.

A graduate of the Sibelius Academy and the Hamburg Music Academy, Teija had worked with a number of leading European orchestras – including the Hamburg State Opera, Helsinki City Orchestra and the Finnish National Opera.

She has served on the teaching faculty of the Lahti Conservatory since 2002.

Our condolences are with her family, friends, colleagues and students.

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