Beata Antikainen (1993) is a Finnish cellist. She started to play the cello at the age of five as a student of Anja Maja. The studies continued in the Sibelius Academy‘s youth department with Hannu Kiiski and Marko Ylönen.
After finishing her bachelor studies in the Sibelius Academy with Marko Ylönen, Antikainen moved to Berlin to study in the Hochschule für Musik ‚Hanns Eisler‘ in the class of Claudio Bohorquez. She also became a member in of the Karajan Academy of the Berlin Philharmonic in 2020-2022.
Antikainen is a prize winner of the Finnish National Turku Cello Competition, the International Anton Rubinstein competition and the Peter Pirazzi Competition. Antikainen is an active chamber musician and has performed in many festivals around the world such as Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival, Martha Argerich Festival, Helsinki Chamber Summer, Kultursommer Hessen, Avanti Summer Festival and ClasClas Festival. She is also the artistic director of the Hvitträsk Chamber Music Festival in Finland.
She has worked with many musicians such as Guy Braunstein, Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Amihai Grosz and Sunwook Kim to name a few. As a soloist she has played with such orchestras as the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Turku Philharmonic Orchestra, Helsinki Ensemble and Baden Baden Philharmonia. She has received scholarships from the Finnish Cultural Foundation, the Pro Musica Foundation and the Wegelius foundation.