Antti Siirala was born 1979 in Finland. He received first prize at the 10th Beethoven Competition in Vienna in 1997, Leeds Competition 2003 and international competitions of London 2000 and Dublin 2003. Antti Siirala maintains lively collaboration with conductors like Paavo Berglund, Mikko Franck, Sakari Oramo, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Jukka-Pekka Saraste, Howard Shelley, Osmo Vänskä and Neeme Järvi. Concerts with the Finnish RSO as well as the Birmingham, Halle and Detroit Symphony Orchestras. Antti Siirala has performed piano evenings among others in Dublin, Hong Kong, Ludwigshafen, Munich (Herkulessaal), New York (Alice Tully Hall), Paris, and Piano Festival Ruhr. His CD recordings with NAXOS have received the Editor’s Choice Award from Gramophone Magazine. After his recital in Stilwerk Berlin he praised the „first class instrument."