Olli-Pekka Tuomisalo has performed over 100 times as soloist with different symphony orchestras, playing mostly Finnish works (Nordgren, Haapanen, Gunaropulos, Fagerlund, Aho, etc) but also international classics (Debussy, Glazunov, Martin, Cowell, Waxman, Creston).
He has encouraged a rising number of composers to create a whole new repertoire for him; almost 100 works have been written. Tuomisalo has performed these in Sweden, Denmark, Germany, France, Russia, Belgium, Spain, England, China and many times in the US.
In 2009 he received his doctor of music degree from the Sibelius Academy—the first saxophonist ever to do so. Tuomisalo has so far released 15 solo albums. Included are 37 works for saxophone and orchestra.