Siljamari Heikinheimo is a violinist and opera director. As a conductor, Heikinheimo has worked in director Stefan Herheim’s team at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein in Düsseldorf and the Komische Oper in Berlin, and as an assistant director at the Finnish National Opera. His Bèla Bartòk’s The Duke of Siniparra Castle, Kurt Weill’s Seven Deadly Sins and Portrait of Tosca have all premiered at Rauma Festivo. Trapped Butterfly, commissioned by Rauma Festivo, directed by Heikinheimo, composed by Sampo Kasurinen and written by Aina Bergroth, reflects the legacy of the iconic opera and premiered in summer 2023 at the Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival, Our Festival and Rauma Festivo. In spring 2024, the Metropolia Opera School premiered Heikinheimo’s direction of Joonas Pohjonen’s chamber opera The Team.

As a violinist, Heikinheimo performs as a chamber and orchestral musician, as a soloist, and in productions combining stage art and music. Heikinheimo was a member of the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra from 2012 to 2016 and is currently a guest conductor and concertmaster with Nordic orchestras. Heikinheimo is a regular guest at many music festivals and has also recorded several Finnish violin and chamber music works for the Finnish broadcasting company Yle.

Heikinheimo is the artistic director of Rauma Festivo and artistic director of the Soivat Kirjat concert series. Since 2020, he has been a lecturer in violin performance at the Turku UAS Arts Academy.

Artist's events

08.06.2024 Potrait of Tosca