Pianist Pauli Jämsä (born 1990), native of Ylöjärvi, Finland, is known as a musician with a broad array of skills, ranging from solo work to chamber music, lied, and opera. Jämsä has performed frequently as a chamber musician and a lied pianist in Europe, the United States, Taiwan, and Japan. He has visited notable music centres, such as Musikverein in Vienna, Austria, Gulbenkian Center in Lisbon, Portugal, Izumi Hall in Osaka, Japan, and National Performing Arts Center in Taipei, Taiwan, and several festivals around Europe. During the current season, he is set to perform in Israel, Italy, Switzerland, and Argentina.
Pauli Jämsä has studied at the Sibelius Academy under Antti Siirala and Teppo Koivisto as well as at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna, Austria between 2010 and 2015 with teacher Avedis Kouyoumdjian. His other notable musical influences include Hatto Beyerle of the Alban Berg Quartet, Johannes Meissl of the Artis Quartet, Miguel da Silva of the Ysaÿe Quartet, Ralf Gothóni, Claus-Christian Schuster of the Altenberg Trio, and Heime Müller of the Artemis Quartet. Jämsä has had a chance to work with the aforementioned musicians through the European Chamber Music Academy. Jämsä has received awards in several solo and chamber music competitions around Europe.
Jämsä is also known as a frequent performer of contemporary music, and he has premiered several chamber music pieces. Most recently, he has been performing pieces by Beat Furrer and Olivier Messiaen, and later this spring he will play at the legendary Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires, Argentina, at a festival showcasing the works of Pierre Boulez and other composers. From autumn 2016, Jämsä has worked as répétiteur and conductor at the Graz Opera.