Marko Hakanpää

I am the organist of the parish of St. Michael in Turku, Finland, since 1998. I was born in 1970. I got my master of music's degree in 1996 and my soloist´s diploma in organ in 1998. In 2007 I received an Improvisation diploma from the Foundation of Dutch art of Improvisation (Stichting Hollandse Improvisatiekunst) after studies with prof. Gijsbert Lekkerkerker.

As a special interest I consider the technique and construction of the organ. I have acted as consultant for the construction of new organs.  For several summers I also acted as organ tuner at the International Organ Festival in Lahti. Now I am responsible for the maintenance of five funeral chapel organs in Turku, in addition to the three organs in my parish churches.

As organist I always explore unknown organ music, and perform forgotten gems. In my recitals I also often improvise on hymn tunes.

My childhood dream was to become a locomotive driver. Since Summer 2017 I am a qualified locomotive driver.

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