Cellist Samuli Peltonen’s powerful and charismatic ability of interpretation comes out strongest in romantic and contemporary repertoire.
Peltonen is the winner of many international competitions, and has played as a soloist with most Finnish symphony orchestras and with many orchestras abroad as well. He has worked together with world class conductors and composers like Krystof Penderecki, Sakari Oramo, Sofia Gubaidulina, Osmo Vänskä, Leif Segerstam, Aulis Sallinen and many others. Peltonen is a new artistic director of Kaskinen Music Summer with Anna-Mari Peltonen. As a chamber musician he has a highly successful international career.
Currently he plays Principal cello at the Finnish National Opera, and is frequently invited to play as guest principal at the Copenhagen Opera and Opera Australia. He has made radio recordings for Finnish Broadcasting Company YLE. A Recording of Cheremissian Fantasy for cello and orchestra with Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra (Ondine) was released in 2010. Samuli recorded for Yarlung records company with his Sibelius Piano trio in 2016. His next release will be for Bis Company with Kalevi Aho’s piece for cello and piano. Solo cellist Peltonen plays valuable Giovanni Grancino cello.