Outi Tarkiainen

Outi Tarkiainen (7/02/1985, Rovaniemi, Finland) holds a Master of Music degree from the Sibelius-Academy majoring in jazz composition. Her compositions include big band, chamber and vocal music as well as works for jazz soloist, chamber orchestra and numerous arrangements. Her compositions and arrangements have been performed in many European countries and in the United States. On September 2011 she was visiting composer-conductor for the Swedish Norrbotten Big Band for a concert tour in Sweden and on March 2008 for Big Band RTV Slovenija in Ljubljana. In summer 2008 she won the first prize on the international Jazzverk big band composition competition in Sweden with her work Oglütz. Her works have been recorded by Umo Jazz Orchestra and The Metropole String Orchestra. From autumn 2010 she has continued her composition studies in the composition department of Sibelius Academy with Veli-Matti Puumala as her teacher.