^ Back to Top
^ Back to Discography
Classical Music Home

The World's Leading Classical Music Group

Email Password  
Not a subscriber yet?
Keyword Search


Risto Lauriala began to study piano at an early age in Oulu before moving to Helsinki where his teacher at the Sibelius Academy was Professor Timo Mikkila. Further studies took him to London, where he was taught by Ilona Kabos and Maria Curcio, and to the Vienna Music Academy where he attended Professor Dieter Weber's master-classes. It was in Vienna that he won his first international prize in the 1974 Stepanow Piano Competition having already won the coveted first prize in the 1970 Maj Lind Competition in Finland. In 1972 he received his Diploma from the Sibelius Academy where he now holds the professor's chair.

Risto Lauriala has performed as a soloist with numerous symphony orchestras and chamber music ensembles in Finland and throughout Europe, Japan and the United States. He is also well-known as a recitalist in Finland and Europe. His core repertoire consists of concertos and major works by Bach, Beethoven, Schubert, and Brahms.

Mr Lauriala has recorded works by Bach, Sibelius and Suk for NAXOS and for the Finnish label ALBA.

January 2002


Albums featuring this artist are available for download from ClassicsOnline.com
Role: Classical Artist 
Album Title
Catalogue No  Work Category 

 View Albums

For picture licensing, please contact customer service.

 Tell a Friend |  Bookmark this page Digg It |  Bookmark this page Del.icio.us. |  Add to Facebook Facebook |  FURL FURL |  Add to MySpace MySpace |  Stumbleupon StumbleUpon |  Twitter Twitter

Famous Composers Quick Link:
Bach | Beethoven | Chopin | Dowland | Handel | Haydn | Mozart | Glazunov | Schumann | R Strauss | Vivaldi
12:40:20 PM, 1 December 2015
All Naxos Historical, Naxos Classical Archives, Naxos Jazz, Folk and Rock Legends and Naxos Nostalgia titles are not available in the United States and some titles may not be available in Australia and Singapore because these countries have copyright laws that provide or may provide for terms of protection for sound recordings that differ from the rest of the world.
Copyright © 2015 Naxos Digital Services Ltd. All rights reserved.     Terms of Use     Privacy Policy
Classical Music Home
NOTICE: This site was unavailable for several hours on Saturday, June 25th 2011 due to some unexpected but essential maintenance work. We apologize for any inconvenience.