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Jonna Imeläinen, a vivacious soprano graduated as a Master of Music in the year 2008 from the Sibelius-Academy (University of Music) in Helsinki, Finland. True to her commitment and determination to maximize her potential, she also graduated as a singing teacher from the Helsinki Polytechnic Stadia in the year of 2008. She has blossomed under the tutelage of eminent facilitators Sirkku Wahlroos-Kaitila and Marjut Hannula.

Jonna has studied Lied music with Heikki Pellinen and Collin Hansen. She has also worked with a multitude of conductors and coaches both at home and abroad, covering a wide variety of expertise. This includes the likes of Robin Bowman, Susanna Mälkki, Jani Sivén, Toomos Kapten, Dmitri Slobodeniouk, Markus Lehtinen, Magdalena Hajossyova and Monica Meyer-Schmidt.

In the year of 2004, Jonna Imeläinen was petitioned to work in Lappeenranta City Theatre (Finland) in the well known musical Jesus Christ Superstar. With dedication she undertook the multifaceted roles of repetitor, choir conductor and
singing coach.

During her studies she has been selected to perform at both aforementioned universities in a variety of roles. She performed as Dewman in Hänsel und Gretel (Humperdinck) and as a townsperson in Fiddler on the Roof (Brock). Opera excerpt concerts included 1 st Woman - The Magic Flute (Mozart), Adina - L'elisir d'amore (Donizetti) and Clorinda - Cinderella (Rossini).

Jonna Imeläinen has been a soloist with a number of orchestras, including the Lappeenranta City Orchestra and University of Jyväskylä Symphony Orchestra . Her successes include, Hör Mein bitten (Bach), Gloria (Vivaldi), Requiem (Fauré), Oratorio de Noël (Saint-Saëns), Stabat Mater (Pergolesi) and Magnificat (Vivaldi).

In the year 2007 Jonna Imeläinen and a colleague were presented with a Finnish Cultural Foundation grant (€2500) as a reflection of not only musical excellence, but also an ability to organise high quality and demanding concerts in a variety of locations.